Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe


Thomas Feltin

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Position paper, HamMUN 2016 Delegation: Tunisia

Topic A: Countering terrorism and violent extremism

In 2014, Tunisia had its first democratic presidential elections and set itself apart from the entire Middle East, breaking the chains of monarchy. After three years of struggle and violent demonstrations the country entered a new democratic era. However, with the rise of a new democracy among the Arab states, comes the risks that a transition state implies. In March 2015, the Bardo Museum attack, followed three months later by the Sousse attacks and another five months later by a suicide bombing in its own capital city of Tunis, have wounded the country deeply. These three dramatic events showed the world that a democratic state will not be accepted by conservative extremist groups among the Middle Eastern world. Therefore, Tunisia is now in a sensitive position, as the terrorist threat to its people has never been greater. In these times of transition and recovery, Tunisia insists on the importance of the measures taken by this committee regarding the fight against terrorism in our countries. Both online and in our streets, it is important that we fight this tumor that takes hundreds of lives ev...

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