Media Interviews


Stephen Quillen, “Conservative outsider candidate Kais Saied wins landslide in Tunisian presidential election." The Telegraph, October 14, 2019.

Sofia Barbarani, “Mistrust of elites fuels rise of Tunisia's presidential hopefuls.” Al-Jazeera, October 12, 2019.

Faisal Erdoos, “The Professor vs the media tycoon: Tunisia’s presidential candidates square off in final TV debate." Middle East Eye, October 12, 2019.

Lilia Blaise, “Top Contender for Tunisia Presidency Freed From Jail, 4 Days Before Vote." The New York Times, October 9, 2019.

Simon Cordall, “Tunisia election frontrunners rule out alliance to govern.” The National, October 8, 2019.

Sofia Barbarani, “Tunisia parliamentary vote: Exit poll shows Ennahdha in the lead.” Al-Jazeera, October 6, 2019.

Faisal Erdoos, “Four things to know about Tunisia’s parliamentary elections.Middle East Eye, October 5, 2019.

Jared Malsin, “Tunisia’s Voters Back Outsiders in Presidential Election." Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2019.

Faisal Erdoos, “Tunisia elections: ‘Robocop' and ‘Berlusconi' move on to second round." Middle East Eye, September 17, 2019.

Stephen Quillen. “Tunisian media mogul leading presidential vote in birthplace of Arab Spring - from his prison cell.The Telegraph. September 14, 2019.

Layli Foroudi. “Jailed tycoon ready for first test of Tunisia democracy." The Times. September 12, 2019.

Yasmina Allouche. “Tunisia Presidential Elections 2019.TRT World. September 11, 2019.

Alessandra Bajec. “Tunisia's presidential race starts with one candidate in jail." TRT World. September 5, 2019.

Tarek Amara and Ulf Laessing. “Moderate Islamists make new power quest in Tunisia." Reuters. August 21, 2019.

Simon Cordall. “Could Algeria's army pull a coup d'etat?" Al-Monitor. August 19, 2019.

Elizia Volkmann. “Independents flood Tunisian elections." Al-Monitor. August 18, 2019.

Simon Cordall. “More than 100 contenders line up in race for Tunisian presidency." The National. August 9, 2019.

Ramy Allahoum. “Tunisia's PM Chahed submits bid to run for presidency." Al-Jazeera, August 9, 2019.

Sondos Asem. “Tunisia’s Ennahda nominates Abdelfattah Mourou for presidential elections." Middle East Eye, August 7, 2019.

Simon Cordall. “Algeria's Hirak presses on with unparalleled achievements." Al-Monitor. July 11, 2019.

Simon Cordall. “Algeria enters period of uncertainty as interim presidency expires." The National. July 10, 2019.

Alessandra Bajec. “Tunisian voters defiant despite terror attacks and president's ill health." The New Arab. July 5, 2019.

Sondos Asem. “Tunisia's President Essebsi severely ill but in stable condition, says adviser." Middle East Eye. June 27, 2019.

Simon Cordall. “Election delay fueling Algerian protesters’ fire." Al-Monitor. June 10, 2019.

Amberin Zaman. “Tunisia on edge as Libya's Hifter advances.Al-Monitor. May 14, 2019.

Basem Aly. ``Algeria's Islamists after Bouteflika?" Al-Ahram. May 2, 2019.

Simon Cordall. “Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi's Nidaa Tounes party splits again." The National. April 14, 2019.

Stuart Williams. “Bouteflika, Bashir... will other strongmen fall?" Agence France Press (AFP). April 11, 2019.

Amberin Zaman. “Intel: How the latest beheading could signal a jihadi comeback in Tunisia." Al-Monitor. February 21, 2019.

Terrance Mintner. “Tunisia claims 1000 ISIS recruits have returned home." The Media Line. February 21, 2019.

Sondos Asem. “Tunisian rivals Essebsi and Ghannouchi hold talks despite recent fallout." Middle East Eye. January 10, 2019.

Sarah Souli. “Activist's murder in Tunisia attests to racism's grip." Al-Monitor. January 8, 2019.


Asma Ajroudi. “Saudi Arabia's Uncertain Investment in Tunisia." Sada, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. December 18, 2018.

Simon Cordall. “Tunisia's state of emergency provides cover for police abuses, analysts say." The National. December 11, 2018.

Sarah Souli. “Arab Spring memories fresh as Tunisians protest MBS." Al-Monitor. December 3, 2018.

Tunisia's twin crises will take more than a cabinet reshuffle to resolve." World Politics Review. November 14, 2018.

Caroline Perrot. “Cabinet reshuffle exposes power struggle in Tunisia.Agence France Press (AFP). November 8, 2018.

Ramy Allahoum. “Tunisia's president vows to give women equal inheritance rights.Al-Jazeera. August 13, 2018.


Jack Detsch. “Pentagon receptive to Tunisian lobbying against proposed Trump aid cut.Middle East Monitor. July 10, 2017.

Christine Petré. “Tunisia's armed forces are no longer neglected, but will they take power?" Middle East Monitor. March 3, 2016.