From Fragility to Strength: Leveraging U.S. Alliance to Turn Tunisia into a Land of Stability and Economic Prosperity
As the sole democracy in the Arab world, Tunisia represents a major opportunity to secure lasting stability and prosperity in a nation that shares Western values and is a longtime ally of the United States. However, the situation is tenuous and fragile, and without sufficient U.S. engagement, the opportunity could be lost, and with it the chance to spread freedom and prosperity throughout Africa, the Middle-East North Africa region, and beyond.
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 in need of further study and action in order to avoid such an outcome, evaluating opportunities including Tunisian job growth through U.S. commercial activity, Tunisian energy independence through U.S. regional operations, and Tunisian economic growth through anti-corruption and intellectual property protections.
1. Executive Summary
2.2 U.S. History of Economic Partners
2.3 Tunisia’s Economic History
2.4 Regional Context
4. Tunisian Job Creation Through U.S. Commercial Activity
5. Tunisian Energy Independence Through U.S. Regional Operations
6. Tunisian Economic Growth Through Anti-Corruption & IP Protections.
7.1 A Path Forward: Key Recommendations for U.S.
Authors | Jack Belcher, Paul Looney, Morgan McCord, Brent Greenfield, Olfa Hamdi
The Center for Strategic Studies on Tunisia, also known as The American Tunisian Partnership Project, is an independent 501 c (4) organization focused on advancing business, educational, social and cultural ties between the United States and Tunisia.