The Tunisian uprising jump-started protests throughout the Middle East. Elections scheduled for this month were postponed until October. The political reshuffling of the country's various political parties are split along Islamist and more secular lines.
Despite fading from the headlines, Tunisia has been abuzz with change since protesters ousted longtime leader Ben Ali earlier this year. In July, voters in the tiny North African nation will elect an assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution.
Recent political unrest in North Africa has many rethinking U.S. foreign policy in the region. It remains to be seen, however, if changes in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere will produce a paradigm shift in the U.S. approach. We’ll hear a range of opinions.
Protests in the streets of Egypt are expected to grow larger Friday after the arrival of democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei in the country and the announcement from the Muslim Brotherhood that the opposition group would begin actively supporting the demonstrations.While the challenge to President