Despite the promises of democracy, the Jasmine Revolution has had the expected debilitating impact on the conduct of business and the Tunisian economy at a large. The multi-billion dollar support packages promised by the likes of the G8, the World Bank, the EU and individual nations are not for trivial purposes. They are about keeping a country from moving into chaos and economic bankruptcy as entire industries and almost all companies are struggling to survive
Arezki Daoud Arezki Daoud is a leading analyst on North African affairs. He has been editor of The North Africa Journal since 1996. The publication reaches over 50,000 decision makers worldwide. Having lived and worked in North Africa, Mr. Daoud's analytical expertise on the region spans from the energy and industrial sectors to security and political affairs. Arezki is familiar with the speech circuit and briefing the business and government communities on the countries of the Maghreb region and is widely quoted in the press.