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Oussama Romdhani

Oussama Romdhani is the editor of The Arab Weekly, a publication dedicated to Middle East and North Africa issues. He served in the past in the Tunisian government and as a diplomat in Washington.

Articles By Oussama Romdhani

Latest Algeria-Morocco Dispute Is a Bust-Up the Maghreb Could Desperately Do Without By Oussama Romdhani - Sep 23, 2021

When more than 100 intellectuals recently issued a “call for reason” to Algeria and Morocco over their latest bitter diplomatic split, they reflected a growing angst in the Maghreb after Algeria severed relations with Morocco in August. The majority of experts do not see a risk of a military showdown, but they fret nonetheless over … Continue reading “Latest Algeria-Morocco Dispute Is a Bust-Up the Maghreb Could Desperately Do Without”

Tunisians Want to Know Where Kais Saied Is Taking the Country By Oussama Romdhani - Sep 3, 2021

More than a month after the Tunisian president, Kais Saied, invoked emergency powers to suspend parliament and dismiss the prime minister, the contours of his political style are beginning to emerge, but not his future plans. Saied clearly prefers that political power be centralized. He has created all the conditions for that as he froze … Continue reading “Tunisians Want to Know Where Kais Saied Is Taking the Country”

Tunisians Want More from Democracy than Just to Vote. Can Saied Deliver? By Oussama Romdhani - Aug 12, 2021

The West is struggling to understand Tunisia after president Kais Saied’s suspension of parliament and dismissal of the prime minister. But it may be asking the wrong questions and not seeing the whole picture. It has failed to appreciate the monumental changes required — and with which the country has struggled — since the 2011 … Continue reading “Tunisians Want More from Democracy than Just to Vote. Can Saied Deliver?”