from From the Potomac to the Euphrates and Middle East Program

Weekend Reading: Portraying Tunisia’s Revolution, Turkey’s TAK, and Orwellian Syria

A girl waves a Tunisian flags during celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of Tunisia's 2011 revolution, in Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia (Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters).

Reading selection for the weekend of March 4, 2016.

March 4, 2016

A girl waves a Tunisian flags during celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of Tunisia's 2011 revolution, in Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia (Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters).
Blog Post
Blog posts represent the views of CFR fellows and staff and not those of CFR, which takes no institutional positions.

Khadija Mohsen-Finan discusses discrepancies in the portrayal of the Tunisian revolution around the world and Tunisians’ own purview on the achievements and difficulties of the past five years.

Frederike Geerdink considers the possibility of recent cooperation between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group and the more radical Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) group.

More on:

Tunisia

Middle East and North Africa

Turkey

Syria

James Denselow compares Bashar al-Assad’s Syria to the dystopian society in George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, drawing parallels in the use of language and the practice of “doublethink” to create a propaganda narrative.

More on:

Tunisia

Middle East and North Africa

Turkey

Syria

Close