Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution: A Domino Effect Across the Maghreb?
Francis Ghilès, Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Jon Marks, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Ramla Jarrar, 'Karama', Advocacy for Democracy and Development in Tunisia
Chair: Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Just over a month from the removal of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia, following a previous month of popular protests, the repercussions of this unprecedented series of events have been felt widely across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. For Tunisia now to be deemed a model for the MENA region - or, for its autocracies, a dire warning of things to come - will depend greatly on how the transition currently underway in Tunisia proceeds from now. What can the US and European governments do to help move things in a positive direction from outside? What role can Tunisia's diaspora communities in North America and Europe play in making a success of the 'Jasmine revolution', and how will the wider region respond?