Joe Lieberman, US Senator | October 21, 2011
Sunday’s elections in Tunisia mark an important step for the Arab Spring. ++ Tunisia can be an important model for other nations; its strong private sector, respect for women's rights, and lack of sectarian feuds make it a promising young democracy. ++ The US can help Tunisia take this step by helping monitor the elections for fairness, engaging with Tunisia’s moderate Islamic parties, and offering economic aid. ++ Such a commitment would not be overly expensive, but go a long way toward setting an example for the region.