Source: Tagesanzeiger, Switzerland, March 19
The Arab Spring died along with the victims of the terrorist attack in Tunis.
The shootings in front of parliament and the hostage-taking at Bardo National Museum represent a disaster of untold proportions for the country and its people. The government won’t be able to bring terrorism under control overnight – whereas the international tourism industry will react immediately….
Now it is clear to everyone that the so-called Arab Spring has failed, and that the region will remain unstable for years to come. Without a clear assessment of the risks, Tunisia and the surrounding countries have become unsuitable as holiday destinations, political partners and potential locations for investment. The advance of democracy in the Middle East and Northern Africa, which was so hoped for – and seemingly realistic – in 2011 will certainly not take place in the foreseeable future.