Youssef Cherif: Tunisia Remains Stable Despite Crisis in Neighboring Libya


Tunis-based political analyst specializing in North African affairs Youssef Cherif talks about the state of Tunisia in the context of the Libyan crisis. According to Cherif, Tunisia remains relatively stable, despite the armed conflict in neighboring Libya for a number of factors, including an educated populace, relatively small population and decent quality of life.

Cherif added that issues remain with Tunisia's political transition that began in 2011, although overall, the country is more stable than others in the region. Issues with neighboring Libya remain, however, including arms trafficking and the problem of Tunisians who join militant groups in Libya. He noted that Tunisia has taken part in attempting to resolve the Libyan crisis and remains a hub for embassies and international organizations that work with Libya.