Democracy and Religious Tolerance in Tunisia

Speaker: Alfred Stepan
Moderator: Amna Guellali

Alfred C. Stepan, founding director of Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, discusses democracy and religious tolerance in Tunisia, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.

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First Take

Tunisia after Ben Ali

Author: Steven A. Cook

Military and popular support for Tunisian President Ben Ali's departure from power could mean pressure on new leadership for reform, and could also lead to modest concessions to reform in Egypt and elsewhere, says CFR's Steven Cook.

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