Tunisia’s government is paralyzed, stuck between the IMF’s tough structural reform demands and meeting the basic needs of its populace. Political and economic instability has seen both tourism and foreign investment collapse, whilst key upstream investor OMV is pulling further back.

Long-touted as the Arab Spring’s only success story, Tunisia has navigated a difficult path toward democracy since the overthrow of dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on 14 January 2011. (CONTINUED - 1131 WORDS)