The first of a two-part episode, Phil and Cooper reflect on Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution on its eight-year anniversary – and how the fall of Ben Ali precipitated the Arab Spring, which changed the region forever. Our hosts speak with Tunisian Fulbright Scholar and public policy consultant Emir Sfaxi about the Ben Ali regime, how the government reformed after his fall, and Emir's own experiences during the revolution.

Music: Nour Harkati & Aytma – “R’mel” (Spotify | Soundcloud | Tour Dates)