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Running after the revolution

Author Gordon Gray recollects his tour as U.S. ambassador to Tunisia.

During my tenure as the US ambassador to Tunisia, I witnessed history unfold first hand. On January 14, 2011, the people of Tunisia overthrew 23 years of despotic rule. Their revolution launched the Arab Spring uprisings that would engulf several other countries, including Libya, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen.

In the days that followed in Tunisia, as I resumed my routine of running through Tunis to exercise and explore the community, I collected memories I will never forget.

For a French translation of this article, click here.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Arab Weekly. Click here to view the full article.

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Gordon Gray

Former Senior Fellow