Kais Saied president of Tunisia by a landslide – rejection of the ruling elite.
Tunisia – presidential election next week a run-off between one candidate who can’t campaign and another who doesn’t. Parliamentary election no clear winner. Economy in poor shape.
Tunisia – surprise result of first round of presidential election – Robocop Kais Saied takes the lead.
Consequences of President Essebsi’s death being well handled, but in a democracy anything can happen.
Tunisia – President Essebsi survives a health crisis. Jihadi attacks. Economic problems breed discontent.
Trump moving to blacklist the Muslim brotherhood – likely consequences including Turkey and several Arab states.
Annual Arab League summit the usual muddle, given some purpose by the need to badmouth US policy.
Tunisia – a suicide recalls the spark of the Arab Spring. One day general strike, government caught in the austerity trap. Security improved and tourism up.
Tunisia – continuing corruption, weariness and despair among the young. Only the central bank under Marouane El Abassi tackling Tunisia’s internal and external economic problems.
MBS visited six Arab states before and after the G20. Proof of confidence he is under no threat at home. Governments toe the line of friendship, with some rewards. Problems in the Maghreb.