Emily LodishMarch 28, 2014 01:49
Tunisia rose to international prominence when a street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in December 2010, prompting an uprising in his own country as well as the entire Arab Spring. Masses soon rose up in Egypt, Bahrain and Libya. But things haven't turned out as well in most of those countries as they have in Tunisia. Politicians in the small North African nation have shown the ability to compromise. Democratic institutions appear to be taking root. And a constitution enshrines rights that the US hasn't even considered.