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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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Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

12 September, 2018

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Militias in Libya threaten latest peace initiatives

23 August, 2018

Endless fighting between militias, clashes between Salafists and Libyan National Army forces plus months of warfare between tribes, perpetuates a state of chaos in Libya, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Is the US-Saudi love affair coming to an end?

31 July, 2018

Analysis: Growing outrage over Washington's complicity in the Yemen war is leading lawmakers to fight against US military support for Saudi Arabia, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Yemeni citizens in Hodeida suffer under coalition siege

02 July, 2018

Analysis: Yemeni civilians continue to bear the brunt of the war, as the conflicting sides 'gear up' for another violent outbreak in the city of Hodeida, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

31 May, 2018

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE may be coalition partners providing military support to Yemen's Hadi, but their alliance is mostly one of convenience, rather than loyalty, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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

15 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.

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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