, Volume 67, Number 1

Claire Spencer
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Claire Spencer is Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House

A week on from the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from the presidency of Tunisia, a semblance of calm appeared to be returning to Tunisian streets. Protests may continue over details of the transition, but the next few weeks will determine whether the 'Jasmine revolution' can prove that peaceful change is possible in North Africa and the Middle East.

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