TITLE

Tunisia's Nervous Neighbors Watch the Jasmine Revolution

AUTHOR(S)
Walt, Vivienne
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Time;1/31/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Tunisia and what is called the Jasmine Revolution as of January 31, 2011. Economic conditions and lack of opportunity that led to a four-week revolt, which is named for the national flower, are discussed. Protests against the dictatorship of Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali which were witnessed by much of the Arab world's television audience and the global audience of the Internet are mentioned. Ben Ali's economic strategy of promoting tourism and commerce are discussed. The greed and corruption in Ben Ali's family and regime are noted. Ben Ali's departure from Tunisia which left the country in a state of political instability is mentioned.
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57556429

 

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