Kate Bateman

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Kate Bateman is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. She was previously a Senior Analyst at the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, and served in intelligence and policy positions at the U.S. Department of State.

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Middle East and North Africa

Tunisia Passes Controversial Law, Undermining Democratic Transition

Tunisia’s parliament recently passed a controversial law effectively granting amnesty to public officials involved in corruption under the Bourguiba and Ben Ali dictatorships from 1955 through 2010. The law thus ensures impunity for the very system of government corruption that the Tunisian people sought to upend in their revolution of 2010 to 2011.