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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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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.

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

22 September, 2017

Comment: While Tunisia is lauded for its progress on human rights laws there is a desire for greater democratic reforms in the "model Arab nation", writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Is oil motivating the Kurdish referendum?

22 September, 2017

Comment: For the Kurds, consolidating control of Kirkuk's substantial oil source is essential for achieving their long-standing ambition of independence, Jonathan Fenton-Harvey writes.

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

13 September, 2017

In-depth: Human rights groups say Moroccan police are still brutally dispersing demonstrations and torturing protesters in the Rif region, despite a largely successful PR campaign to whitewash government oppression.

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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