Layla Saleh

Associate Professor of Political Science at Qatar University and Marquette University (Wisconsin, US). Her publications include the book US Hard Power in the Arab World: Resistance, the Syrian Uprising and the War on Terror (Routledge, 2017). She is Associate Editor of the journal Protest and co-author, with Larbi Sadiki, of a book on Tunisia’s revolution, forthcoming with Oxford University Press.


Cover for: The end of Tunisia’s spring?

Kais Saied’s power grab in Tunisia did not take place in a vacuum. A combination of constitutional dysfunction, a self-serving party system and festering social tensions had left the country at breaking point. Now the man many hailed as a saviour threatens the achievements of the democratic revolution of 2011.