“Tell me how this ends,” David Petraeus (then commander of the 101st Airborne Division) famously asked at the start of the second Gulf War. The situation in Tunisia following President Kais Saied’s July 25 announcement that he was assuming emergency powers is far different than that of 2003 Iraq. But the outcome is just as uncertain and just as likely to have long-term repercussions well beyond its borders. Those reverberations will affect U.S. interests whether we like it or not.
The above excerpt was originally published in The Diplomatic Pouch.
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