Washington maintains aid programs and security cooperation with Kais Saied
Although the Biden administration called on the Tunisian president to rapidly restore the country's democratic institutions in mid-August, it has continued to cooperate with Tunis on several fronts, not least via its MCC and USAID development agencies. [...]
Turkey's TAI is sole contender for armed drones contract
The Tunisian military, which is in the front line against Jihadist groups and cross-border raids from Libya, may soon be able to add Turkish-built armed drones to its arsenal.According to Mahgreb Confidential's information, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has begun exclusive [. [...]
Washington still up for border surveillance and exercises
Kaïs Saïed's election as Tunisian head of state on October 13 seems unlikely to dampen the United States' enthusiasm for bilateral security cooperation. Tunisian military cooperation with the US is already intense, with new joint exercises planned in early 2020 [. [...]
US to be offered base in return for attack aircraft?
American defence groups are dive-bombing on Tunisia with self-interested backing from the Pentagon. According to our information, two light attack aircraft supply programmes have been launched simultaneously and one of them could open the way to a permanent American military [. [...]