The country was already known for its relatively secular rule, rejection of militant Islam and reforms of women's rights. Can these rights be preserved following the Jasmine Revolution?
Some European countries have announced the freezing of assets linked to the Ben Ali clan. But the U.S. has made no such announcement.
Facts and Perceptions in Tunisia: Offering Legitimate Technical Assistance (But Not to Put Down a Revolution!)
Michele Alliot-Marie put her post-colonial foot in it when she proposed that France could offer its know-how to the Tunisian police. To be fair, she made her remarks before the revolution's paroxysm.