Tunisia: Growing Concerns Cross-Border Trafficking Increases Jihadis’ Power

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Wasn't Tunisia the place there the Arab Spring started? Looks like they are having problems with the Jihadists.

Tunisia: Growing Concerns Cross-Border Trafficking Increases Jihadis’ Power

By Eurasia Review

November 30, 2013

Unless the permeability of the country’s borders is addressed, cross-border trafficking will increase jihadis’ disruptive potential and intensify the corruption of border authorities, according to a new report from International Crisis Group.

In its latest report, Tunisia’s Borders: Jihadism and Contraband, the International Crisis Group examines the widening gap between a Tunisia of the borders – porous, rebellious, a focal point of jihad and contraband – and a Tunisia of the capital and coast that is concerned with the vulnerability of a hinterland it fears more than it understands. Beyond engaging in necessary efforts to resolve the immediate political crisis, actors from across the national spectrum should implement security and socio-economic measures to reduce the permeability of the country’s borders.


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