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Tunisia is a sign of hope in a region beset by problems. It has managed to overcome the initial Islamist push democratically and succeeded in a smooth transition to the rule of law. On paper at least, this is a defeat for movements inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood, but it is still too early to say whether the Salafi movement and the Brotherhood have been relegate...
A Tunisian man burned himself to death in protest at his treatment by police and sparked pro-democracy rebellions across the Middle East. That was nearly two years ago and the West welcomed what it saw as a move towards democracy and freedom of religion and speech. But the revolutions have strengthened the influence of Sunni Islamists who reject these values. While...