Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives

CIRS Faculty Research Initiative: Tunisia in the Aftermath of the Arab Uprisings

Nearly a decade after the outbreak of the uprisings that toppled iconic figures of Arab authoritarianism, the Middle East and North Africa region continues to experience turbulent developments. Hopes for social and political change that fueled the initial uprisings have not materialized and turmoil continues across the region. Although Tunisia has charted a different path which put it on a promising course, it remains mired in a difficult transition politically, socially, and economically. A decade after its revolution, Tunisia emerges as a liminal state that is characterized by perpetual fragility. To better understand these complex and evolving dynamics, CIRS is launching a research initiative entitled "Tunisia in the Aftermath of the Arab Uprisings."

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) is launching a new research project on “Tunisia in the Aftermath of the Arab Uprisings.” The aim of this multidisciplinary research initiative is to examine changes and transformations in Tunisia since its revolution and what these evolving socio-cultural and political dynamics mean for the country as it negotiates its transition.

As part of its Research and Scholarship initiatives, CIRS organizes several ongoing Working Groups that convene in Doha to examine a variety of international issues. The primary purpose of CIRS research initiatives is to fill in existing research gaps, and to contribute towards furthering knowledge on the prevailing issues related to security, economic stability, and the political realm of the region. Each of these projects involves some of the most prominent scholars of the Middle East and the Gulf region.