German Chancellor’s video podcast on Tunisia

This week, our project team “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” was contacted from Berlin and asked whether it would be available for conceiving four questions on Tunisia for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s weekly video podcast. We are happy and honoured to share the final result with you (unfortunately only available in German): https://bpa.fms-dnl.eviscomedia.com/mpeg4/2017/Die_Kanzlerin_direkt_05_17.mp4

The German Chancellor's weekly video podcast on Tunisia

New publication on French-Tunisian relations

Our project members Laura-Theresa Krüger and Bernhard Stahl have just published a theory-driven analysis of French-Tunisian relations before and since 2011 in the journal Mediterranean Politics: Laura-Theresa Krüger & Bernhard Stahl (2016): The French foreign policy U-turn in the Arab Spring – the case of Tunisia, Mediterranean Politics. For a free access copy, please use […]


Final Project Meeting in Tunis

After we handed in our book manuscript in late June, our research group ‘Tunisia in Transition – International Relations’ met for a last project meeting in Tunis from 23 to 25 September 2016. The programme comprised a visit to and discussion at the Truth and Dignity Commission as well as a roundtable on Europe’s way […]

The research group 'Tunisia in Transition – International Relations'

Finalising the book part titles

Coordination team meets to finalise book manuscript

Last week, the coordination team of “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” met in Passau in order to discuss last issues regarding the joint book publication. We further drafted the introduction and rearranged parts of the overall book structure that we also discussed with Prof. Stahl. After this intense and fruitful meeting, we are confident […]


Joint Closing Session of the two Research Clusters

Past Saturday, the Research Group “International Relations” held a last day of intense in-group discussion on the joint publication at La Manouba University. On Sunday, the two Research Clusters “International Relations” and “Media and Islam” then held a joint closing ceremony in Tunis: In the morning, they engaged in a group discussion on migration and […]

The roundtable discussion with Salma Besbes and Samir Dilou

The Tunisia in Transition – International Relations Research Group

German-Tunisian authors’ workshop in Passau

From October 14th to 19th, the research cluster “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” held its third workshop in Passau. To this end, the German and Tunisian research fellows gathered to engage in in-depth discussions of the different chapter drafts for the joint publication. The drafts covering diverse aspects of Tunisia’s international relations and it’s […]


New publication on German-Tunisian Relations

Recently, Dr. Edmund Ratka and Prof. Bernhard Stahl have contributed a chapter on German-Tunisian relations in a German book on special relations: Ratka, Edmund / Stahl, Bernhard (2015): “Deutschland und Tunesien – eine Kantianische Freundschaft im Werden?”, in: Sebastian Harnisch / Klaus Brummer / Kai Oppermann (Hrsg.), „Sonderbeziehungen als Nexus zwischen Außenpolitik und internationalen Beziehungen“ […]


New publication on the Tunisian Constitutional Process

In May 2014, the TiT Associate Dr. Mathieu Rousselin organised a conference at the Käthe Hamburger Kolleg Duisburg on the Tunisian constitutional process. Several contributions have now been published in the Global Dialogues series, among them an analysis of the interplay of politics and religion in the new Tunisian Constitution by our former TiT fellows Elyès Bousbih […]

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Working Paper on US democracy promotion in Tunisia

Our group member and coordinator Tasnim Abderrahim has published a Working Paper entitled “American Democracy Promotion in Transitioning Tunisia: A Recipient-Centered Approach”. Tasnim investigates how Tunisian NGO activists that work with funding by the United States perceive and evaluate the latter. To this end, she conducted several interviews with civil society representatives in Tunis. To […]