Recent Interviews on Tunisia's Security Situation

In addition to my writings on Tunisia’s security dynamics and challenges, I’ve provided interviews in recent months to Jeune Afrique, The Washington Post, and Le Monde which offer further analysis on the situation.

  • Jeune Afrique, “Attentat de Tunis : « Cette attaque ne fait pas de la Tunisie un pays moins sûr »,” 31 October 2018. Click here for the article.

  • The Washington Post, “Tunisia feared the return of militants from abroad. The threat now is those who never left,” 08 September 2018. Click here for the article.

  • Jeune Afrique, “Tunisie: « Il faut mener à bien la réforme globale du secteur de la sécurité »,” 14 July 2018. Click here for the article.

  • Le Monde, “La plus grande menace des djihadistes de l’Ouest tunisien est leur capacité de résilience,” 10 July 2018. Click here for the article.

The Butcher’s Bill: Cocaine trafficking in North Africa

As routes used by cocaine traffickers shift to North Africa, a large cocaine shipment intercepted in Algeria has roiled the country’s security services and Algerian politics. This analysis delves into the Oran seizure, highlights the rise of cocaine trafficking through North Africa, and discusses the likely impact of the trend. Published by The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, the full article can be found here.

Tunisia isn’t a migrant transit country – yet

 

The last year has seen a significant decline in irregular migrant departures from Libya and a steep rise in departures from Tunisia. This article disabuses the persistent claim there's a link between the two phenomenon, explains why, and argues that Tunisia needs an open policy debate on how to handle transit migration. Published by ISS Today, it can be accessed here.