Tunisia was the first country involved in the US plans to redraw the region during the “Arab spring”.
On July 6, 2018
The expert explained the increase in terrorist activity and the decline in the economy in Тунисеflickr.com-Jorge Franganillo
The political analyst and lecturer at the Higher school of Economics (HSE) Grigoriy Lukyanov argues that the negative trends in the Tunisian economy due to the “Arab spring” and the growth of terrorist activity associated with it. It is reported BAFS “the Economy today”.
As noted by the head of the Ministry of industry, small and medium business in the country Salim al-Ferjani on the Tunisian-Libyan economic forum, the trade turnover between the two countries has been reduced from two to one billion dollars. While the state’s task is to reach the figure of three billion by 2020, which under current conditions seems impossible.
Lukyanov am sure that this is due to the complicated political situation in Tunisia, where there is not only an increase in terrorist activity, but cut ties with the outside world. The degradation of the underlying political and economic processes.
Not to mention the fact that Tunisia was the first country involved in the Arab spring. This led to the overthrow of President zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, after which the leader took a policy, which can be attributed to the number of “frames” of the collective West.
While implemented in the course of the “Arab spring” the US plans to redraw the Middle East led to the emergence of political turbulence in Tunisia. However, the terrorist threat in the country is growing more and due to the large number of refugees on the Tunisian-Libyan border, making it transparent to the smuggling of drugs and prohibited goods arriving from the southern part of the African continent.
At the same time, the expert recalls the activities of the party ennahda, which on a legal level is of Islamic society in Tunisia. It reduced their political rhetoric, becoming more moderate. This, in turn, resonates in Europe, as it actively funds, “supporting Tunisian democracy.”
However, there is a downside – Tunisian radicals have lost the channel to represent their interests, which is reflected with the worst hand on the political situation in the country. For example, many Tunisians Express support for banned in Russia organization called al-Qaeda* Islamic Maghreb.
Lukyanov notes that such formations are expanding their activities in Mali, Niger and Chad, where in the struggle against terrorists involved France.
*The organization is banned in Russia