Today could not be a better day to launch my new blog, A 21st Century Social Contract – a Tunisian political blog, for we have just passed another milestone in the history of Tunisia, the trial and conviction of Ben Ali. The conviction of the deposed dictator and his wife Leila comes 6 months after the January 14 revolution, and 4 months before the election of the constitutional assembly, which will help determine Tunisia’s future form of government.
My blog focuses on the democratic challenges Tunisia faces from my perspective as an interested outsider, who happens to have been fortunate enough to be hosted by the Tunisian people during this historic time. You can read more about me here, more about my philosophy for A 21st Century Social Contract here, and of course, I invite you to follow me on Twitter or on Facebook.
In the coming months, I intend to write about the political process here in Tunisia, especially as it relates to democratic transformation, economic development, and the broader Middle East. Your suggestions and comments are welcome.