Can the January 2018 protests by marginalized and angry youth be interpreted as the ultimate warning of a deep rejection of the elected political establishment in particular and the political and business elites in general? Do you think that we will witness a revolutionary escalation like in 2011?

These were the questions that Nawaat addressed to five foreign researchers who have written extensively about Tunisia’s politics and are familiar with the country’s particularities and complexities. It is a humble attempt by Nawaat to provide our readers with an outsider look that goes beyond Tunisia’s mainstream narrative, the polarized discourse and recurrent repression that accompanies every social movement.