I didn’t mind that I wasn’t getting to spend too much time with my new born as I knew that we were living through historical times and one day I would be able to tell her all about it.

Work in Progress

Today many Tunisians are less optimistic about their country than they were 6 years ago.  A sample of Tunisian public opinion highlights this:

“The new successive governments have failed to achieve the revolution’s demands,” Ahmed Al-Mansoury, a Tunisian activist, said.

“Since the revolution ended, we have been facing major difficulties,” Adil Al-Owainy, an antiques shop owner, said.

Security Challenges

Tunisia remains the biggest exporter of foreign fighters to Syria and Libya. According to various reports, more than 5,000 left to join militant groups.

High unemployment has left the country’s young with little chance of earning a living. And while the homegrown militants fight overseas, the fear is that they’ll return and target the fragile state.

 “The terror attacks have widely damaged the tourism and most of the businesses in Tunisia have been badly affected.”

Security Support

In June of 2016 I decided to leave the American Cooperative School of Tunis to form my own security consultancy EXPATOUS.

Today, I continue to work with clients operating in Tunisia and other challenging places.  My mission is to provide insightful advise & support that enables organizations to operate safely.

Here’s to success & progress for Tunisia!