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Tunisian Threatens to Throw Himself Off Tunis Clock Tower After US Elections
A young Tunisian man threatened to throw himself off the clock tower in Tunis this morning following the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. The unidentified man scaled the landmark monument in downtown Tunis at around 4:00 AM, according to local witnesses, and threatened to jump to his death unless U.S. President Barack...

Week in Review: Essebsi in the United States
This week marked a landmark visit to Washington, D.C. by Tunisian president, Beji Caïd Essebsi, alongside a delegation that included ministers from four of Tunisia’s major political parties. The Tunisian delegation pushed to improve bilateral ties between the U.S. and Tunisia on a number of fronts, including a Memorandum of Understanding strengt...

US Pledges to Support Investment and Entrepreneurship in Tunisia
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and Prime Minister Habib Essid met with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright along with business leaders for the third Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference (IEC) hosted by Tunisia on Thursday, March 5. The event “Building Strategic Partnerships” was organized by the American Chamber of Comme...

Tunisia’s Promise and Strategic Potential
By Lara Talverdian, assistant director for research at the Atlanic Council’s the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East After a year of heightened tensions, growing divisions, and two high-profile assassinations, Tunisians launched a national dialogue that culminated in the adoption of a progressive constitution in January 2014. This milesto...

Prime Minister Jomaa Talks Economy, Security During U.S. Trip
Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has prioritized Tunisia's economic development and security policy during his first official visit to the United States this week. We forget the economy, but the economy did not forget us, he told an audience at Columbia Business School in New York City, according to campus newspaper the Columbia Spec...

My New York Experience Crowned by Obama's Reelection
NEW YORK – Capping high levels of anticipation and excitement for the results of the 2012 U.S. presidential elections, Democratic incumbent Barack Obama secured a second term in office. I return to the White House more determined and inspired than ever, said Obama, America's 44th president, in his victory speech that was ...

Tunisians Weigh in on a Second Term for Obama
Election projections in the United States indicate that Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama has likely secured a second term in office, scoring a victory over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The most recent statistics from American news outlet CNN project that Obama scored at least the 270 electoral votes necessary to win reelection....

Arabs (Really) Love Obama
By Moez Hababou PhD and Wafa Ben Hassine According to the Arab-American Institute, there are now nearly 3.5 million Arab Americans in the United States – up from a total of 1.5 million in 2000, and around 1 per cent of the US population. A whopping 94 per cent reside in metropolitan areas of major...

New US Ambassador to Tunisia
U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday, December 14, the appointment of senior diplomat Jacob Walles as the new US ambassador to Tunisia. The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has not yet scheduled confirmation hearings for Walles. Walles holds the rank of Minister Counselor, his previous position was Deputy Assistant Se...

Rached Ghannouchi to Visit the United States
Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party’s leader, Rached Ghannouchi, will be traveling to the United States. His visit to Washington DC is scheduled for early December as confirmed by Zubayer Shourabee, a member of Ennahda's executive bureau. He received an invitation 2 months ago from the Woodrow Wilson Center  to award him ...