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Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Jonathan studies History and Politics at the University of Exeter. He is also a freelance writer and blogger, with a special interest in political and social issues in the Middle East and North Africa where he has travelled extensively.

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Tunisia still has much democratic progress to make

08 May, 2018

Analysis: Seven years after their uprising, Tunisians marked their first free municipal election on Sunday, but many still feel disappointment with living conditions, government corruption and slow democratic progress.

Yemen suffers cultural vandalism during its war

26 March, 2018

In-depth: The erosion of Yemen's rich cultural heritage as its war rages into a fourth year threatens to destroy the identity of Yemenis themselves, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Russia's deadly game in Yemen

06 March, 2018

Analysis: Moscow is poised to use its regional influence to act as a power-broker and exploit the chaos in Yemen to expand its Middle East power, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Yemenis continue to struggle despite loosening of Saudi blockade

27 January, 2018

Although Saudi Arabia has eased a blockade on war-torn Yemen, desperately needed aid is still not reaching those most in need as the country appears poised for further disasters.

Theresa May urged to withdraw MbS visit invitation

18 January, 2018

Rights groups argue that cancelling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the UK will pressure the Riyadh regime to ease its choke-hold on human rights, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

10 January, 2018

Analysis: A reluctance to criticise Saudi Arabia's military campaign has empowered Riyadh to destroy thousands of Yemeni lives, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

How IS became a military threat in Iraq, Syria

16 December, 2017

In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show irresponsible arms transfers, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Civilians desperate for ceasefire in Yemen

12 December, 2017

Clashes between Yemen's warring factions have recently intensified, leaving civilians at greater risk from the country's ongoing conflict, which has already destroyed millions of lives.

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

29 November, 2017

In-depth: In probably the most progressive Arab nation for women's rights, officials are making efforts to end gender-based violence. But powerful obstacles stand in their way, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Saudi Arabia's blockade hits ordinary Yemenis hardest

08 November, 2017

Riyadh claims the ban is designed to stop the flow of weapons to the Houthi rebels, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

11 October, 2017

More than 100 million girls are still not protected by law against child marriage, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

How Russia could influence the Kurdish diplomatic crisis

05 October, 2017

Analysis: Moscow can act as a power-broker, enriching itself while outmanoeuvring the United States, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey
Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Jonathan studies History and Politics at the University of Exeter. He is also a freelance writer and blogger, with a special interest in political and social issues in the Middle East and North Africa where he has travelled extensively.

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