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Tunisia’s fledgling democracy shows signs of wear and tear

TUNISIA WILL FOREVER be remembered as the birthplace of the Arab Spring in 2011. That has been both a blessing and a curse for the country.

The upside is that democracy and reform have become focal points of national pride in a region badly in need of both—especially after the architects of the transition won the Nobel

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