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New York startup vibe in Tunisian competition

Houda Ghozzi, the woman behind Tunisia’s Open Startup competition, was tired of programs that taught students how to pitch but then didn’t enable them to put in the practice. “I thought about a project that would be effective for them.” Ghozzi, a professor at the IHEC Carthage, envisioned a project ...

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Will Tunisia restore diplomatic ties with Syria?

During a parliament session Jan. 4, Tunisian Interior Minister Hadi al-Majdoub revealed the presence of a Tunisian security office in Damascus and said daily security coordination was taking place between Tunisia and Syria, even though diplomatic relations have been severed between the two countries since February 2012. The security office seems ...

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Lopsided Struggle for Power in Morocco

The conflict over Morocco’s cabinet formation is a struggle for power between the PJD and the palace. A Four-party alliance led by billionaire Aziz Akhannouch voted on January 13 for Habib El Malki, a leader of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), to become speaker of Morocco’s House of ...

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How your Mind Works

“Mind is the Master power that molds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:— He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: Environment is but his looking-glass.” -James Allen ...

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A New Policy for North Africa in the Trump Era?

There has been much speculation across the Middle East and North Africa regarding what U.S. foreign policy in the region will look like under the Trump administration. We can infer some insights from Trump’s comments during the 2016 campaign, from his character, and from the personalities of his recent cabinet ...

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Trump and Radical Islam

In the midst of the preparation to enter the White House as a President of the United States of America, the Islamists in general and in Tunis in particular as well as their allies were surprised of the position of Donald Trump of Political Islam after he had called these ...

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