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Why Tunisia Is the Epicenter of Arab Democracy

Sarah Yerkes and Gordon Gray join Deep Dish to discuss why Tunisia is the epicenter of Arab Democracy.
Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui greets supporters from a car during an election campaign event.
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Tunisia is the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring. Yet the death of its first democratically elected president last week has raised new questions about its future. The outcome matters not just to Tunisians, but also as a test case for democracy across North Africa and the Arab world. Sarah Yerkes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Gordon Gray, a former US ambassador to Tunisia and the current chief operating officer at the Center for American Progress, join Deep Dish to discuss.

About the Experts
Sarah Yerkes
Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Gordon Gray
Chief Operating Officer, Center for American Progress
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson