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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


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.

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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.  


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.

Recent Posts

The High Price of State-Owned Enterprises in Tunisia and Beyond

Democracy, Economy, Energy

I had the opportunity to participate on a recent panel, “State-owned Enterprises in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia,”... Read More → The High Price of State-Owned Enterprises in Tunisia and Beyond

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It’s Now or Never for Tunisian Democracy


Opinion Piece First Published by RealClear World. You can read the original piece here. On Sunday, July 25, Tunisian President Kais... Read More → It’s Now or Never for Tunisian Democracy

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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

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Click below to watch CSST Founder, Olfa Hamdi, participate in this IMF Event.   
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