Tunisia’s Armed Forces and Democratic Transition Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015
Having reportedly helped topple Ben Ali, the Tunisian Armed Forces enjoy substantial support from the population.
However, it has to confront a number of problems: relationships with other security institutions, the consequences of Libyan collapse, and jihadist threats, among others. The Tunisian Army is reorganized and re-equipped, and should now play a decisive role in confirming the democratic transition, as well as in the fight against an ever-increasing terrorist threat.
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015