TITLE

Pro-Democracy Uprising Fails to Keep Washington From Backing Tunisian Dictatorship

AUTHOR(S)
Zunes, Stephen
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;1/13/2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the demonstrations in the Tunisia and their implications to the U.S. foreign policy. He believes that the lack of stricter nonviolent discipline led demonstrations to riots and increased repression. He adds that U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton is more concerned with the U.S.-Tunisia relation instead of commending the latter's nonviolent pro-democracy movement. In his view, the U.S. supported the repressive regime of Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali when Congress proposed 12 million dollars in security aid to Tunisia.
ACCESSION #
57717586

 

Related Articles

  • Immolations Draw Attention to WikiLeaks Tunisia Cables (Part 2). Prince, Rob // Foreign Policy in Focus;12/24/2010, Special Section p1 

    This article presents an interview with political analyst Rob Prince about the political condition in Tunisia in 2010. Prince discusses the relationship of Tunisia with the U.S. under the administration of President Barack Obama. He explores the role of Tunisia in U.S. strategic and military...

  • Tunisian Revolution. Walker, Jesse // Hit & Run;1/9/2011, p114 

    The article reports on the developments in the Tunisian revolution, including the departure of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali as protests intensify in the country.

  • TUNISIA-BEN ALI-SAUDI.  // Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition);4/16/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 1246, p4 

    The article reports that Tunisians have rallied outside the Saudi embassy, while demanding extradition of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on April 15, 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia.

  • REGIONAL RISK PROFILE.  // Africa Monitor: North Africa Monitor;Mar2004, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p1 

    Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's reception at U.S. White House in February 2004, reinforced the close ties established with Washington in recent years. Now the challenge facing the Tunisian leader as he prepares to convene the Arab League Summit in Tunis, Tunisia in late March is to...

  • FOREIGN RELATIONS.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Tunisia;Feb2008, p1 

    The article presents information on the relations of Tunisia with other countries. Despite occasionally strained relations, Tunisia has sought to maintain good relations with its neighbors Libya and Algeria. In 2002, the country signed an agreement with Algeria to demarcate the maritime frontier...

  • Slouching Toward Great-Power War Gvosdev, Nikolas // World Politics Review (19446284);1/21/2011, p2 

    This article focuses on the political liberalization being considered by Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh following the fall of Tunisia's President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's regime. Saleh is reassessing the advice of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to move forward with political...

  • Applying the Lessons of Tunisia in Yemen. Gvosdev, Nikolas // World Politics Review (Selective Content);1/21/2011, p1 

    The article offers the author's insights on the implications of the fall of Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in the world, particularly in Yemen. The author states that Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh is reevaluating the advice of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on moving...

  • TUNISIA'S MESSAGE. Dehghanpisheh, Babak; Dickey, Christopher // Newsweek;1/31/2011, Vol. 157 Issue 5, p40 

    The article discusses the result of civil disobedience, demonstrations, and unrest that broke out in Tunisia and which led to the toppling of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the president of the country. The central focus of the article is on the evidence of significant official corruption in a number...

  • Editors’ note. Hoskins, Andrew; O'Loughlin, Ben; Richards, Barry; Seib, Philip // Media, War & Conflict;Aug2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p107 

    In this article, the authors ponders on the association between media and the uprising in Tunisia in January 2011. The authors describe the uprising in Tunisia, which is said to have been triggered by the self-immolation of Tunisia President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. They consider the efforts of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics