Tunisia’s uncertain political future and its impact on the Middle East

January 25, 2011

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A Tunisian man looks on the Government Square Tunis, which has become a makeshift camp for the protestors.

The "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunisia has inspired people across the Middle East. The success of Tunisia’s revolution is still up in the air it, but it looks like a pivotal moment for the region, especially with protests erupting in Cairo. Joe Kechichian is a scholar at the Middle East institute in Washington, DC and CEO of Kéchichian & Associates, LLC, a consulting partnership that provides analysis on the Arabian/Persian Gulf region. He’s author of “Power and Succession in Arab Monarchies” and gives us an update on the recent events there.