Who Are the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet?

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The betting favorites for this year's Nobel Peace Prize included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis, but the winner is even unfamiliar to many news junkies.

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is a coalition of civil society groups that came together two years ago in the country that had given birth to the so-called Arab Spring. In neighboring Egypt, the military had deposed the first elected government, and Tunisians feared violent upheaval. But organized labor, employers, human rights advocates and lawyers had other ideas. Sarah Chayes, senior associate for the democracy and rule of law program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has more on the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet and what they've accomplished.




Warren Olney