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Oussama Romdhani
Oussama Romdhani

Oussama Romdhani is a former Tunisian minister of Communication, previously in charge of his country's international image. He served as a Tunisian diplomat to the United States, from 1981 to 1995. A recipient of the U.S. Foreign Service Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Award, he was also a Washington DC press correspondent and Fulbright Research Scholar at Georgetown University. Romdhani is currently an international media analyst. Official blog page: www.oussama-romdhani.com

Algeria and Sudan can learn from the political transitions of 2011

As unrest sweeps away long-tenured rulers in Algeria and Sudan, there are lessons the new political generations there can draw from other transitions in the region since 2011. The first lesson is that...

My five weeks in a wheelchair

A nasty ankle fracture put me in a wheel¬chair for more than five weeks, turning the shortest trips and simplest errands into enormous tasks. The experi¬ence did, however, offer me a different...

Libya sparks Tunisia’s summer of concern

The village of Metouia, in the Tunisian southeast, in an unlikely late summer destination...

Radical change in Algeria isn’t so attractive anymore

Algeria is a long way from that kind of radical mystique: stability and incremental reform are much more appealing than revolution...

Libya threatens to spin out of control

Three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Libya does not have a process to resolve political, economic, regional and tribal conflicts peacefully...

What can U.S. ‘strategic dialogues’ bring to the Maghreb?

Over time, dialogues can evolve into strategic partnerships although Morocco has already had elements of such a partnership, including a Free Trade Agreement...

Turning the tide of Tunisia’s war on terror

The month of February has been the month of “qualitative” changes on Tunisia’s terrorism front...

The Jomaa factor in Tunisia’s transition

The confirmation of Mehdi Jomaa as Tunisia’s new prime minister on Jan. 29 ended months of jockeying for power...