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Op-ed by Oussama Romdhani and Ellen Laipson in The Hill on ‘a Message of Hope from North Africa’

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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi arrives in Washington this week, bringing an uplifting story of his small country’s achievements along the road to democracy. In its 2015 report, Freedom House gave Tunisia the ranking of “free,” only the second Arab country to achieve that global standard (the other being Lebanon back in the 1970s). His visit will reassure those who see the “Arab Spring” as a generational project to change the political culture of the Arab world; Tunisia today is the only country that is engaged in the process peacefully.

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