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Supporting a future for Tunisia based on the principles of democracy, economic growth, individual liberty and inclusiveness for all of the country’s civil society.

Olfa Hamdi, CSST President

"The political evolution of Tunisia stands as an inspiration for citizens of other states aspiring to establish the institutions of democracy after a history of autocratic rule" – Senate of the United States, October 29, 2019

Policy Agenda & Research Highlights

Find out about the Center's latest insights and research

Jobs

Job Creation

CSST works to identify and support policies that promote job creation in both countries, helping bring opportunities for Tunisians and solving the most pressing issue of unemployment and lack of jobs in Tunisia.

Energy Plant

Energy Independence

CSST supports innovation in key sectors such as education, agriculture and healthcare within Tunisia leading to the development of stronger ties between the US and Tunisia and promoting Tunisia as a platform for US businesses and entities in the mediterranean region.

Developing Ideas

Research & Development

CSST develops policies that help enhanced energy security and self-sufficiency in Tunisia. This would help foster an environment in which Tunisia can strengthen its own national security and economy and enable US businesses to develop in the region.  

Report

Tunisian & American Economic Partnership Potential

Following an examination of the United States’ history of economic partnerships, Tunisia’s economic history, and the regional context for today’s current dynamics, this report includes key recommendations on areas for achieving a stronger U.S./Tunisian partnership.

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Keep the Tunisian Military to Military Matters

Democracy, Governance

In healthy democracies, the military stays out of politics and commerce, sticking to its central role of defending the nation.  This... Read More → Keep the Tunisian Military to Military Matters

Reform written in Chalk

Beyond Political Survivalism, What Does Tunisia Need Today?

Economy

Tunisia’s economy today is on the brink.  Believe me, I know from first-hand experience. In late February, the International Monetary... Read More → Beyond Political Survivalism, What Does Tunisia Need Today?

Dominos Falling

Reform Or Die: Tunisia at a Critical Crossroads

Democracy

Opinion Piece First Published by the Morning Consult. You can read the original piece here. Two months ago, Tunisia made a significant... Read More → Reform Or Die: Tunisia at a Critical Crossroads

Tunisian Child

Completing Tunisia’s Democracy

Democracy

Ten years ago, a heartbreaking tragedy unfolded on a Tunisian street when 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in an act that... Read More → Completing Tunisia’s Democracy

Statue of Liberty

Tunisia Key to U.S. Fragility Strategy

Legislation, Policy, Security

In December 2019, the U.S. Congress took an important step in recognizing the importance of preventing global violence and extremism when... Read More → Tunisia Key to U.S. Fragility Strategy

Tunisia’s Path to Energy Independence

Energy

When people talk about energy resources and production in the Middle East-North Africa region, they tend to focus on some of the usual... Read More → Tunisia’s Path to Energy Independence

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Unemployment: An Ongoing Challenge for Tunisia

Economy

Even before the economic devastation that came with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tunisia was dealing with high levels of... Read More → Unemployment: An Ongoing Challenge for Tunisia

A Profile of Tunisia’s Economy

Economy

Much like the United States, Tunisia’s economy features a host of both challenges and opportunities.  Even before the onset of the... Read More → A Profile of Tunisia’s Economy

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