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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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Hadi's return to Yemen's parliament shores up Saudi interests

18 April, 2019

Comment: Yemeni president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's rare visit to parliament is likely provoke further tensions and serve Saudi interests, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

UAE fingerprints are all over Libya's incumbent coup

08 April, 2019

Comment: The UAE's outright support for General Haftar is undermining the country's efforts for a democratic transition, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

How America facilitates the UAE's occupation of southern Yemen

28 February, 2019

Comment: Washington's backing of Abu Dhabi is emboldening Al Qaeda and southern separatists alike, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Hodeida civilians despair as Yemen's ceasefire fails

11 February, 2019

Analysis: The humanitarian situation in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida has become more dire as both sides frequently breach the 'ceasefire', which is now on the verge of failure.

Yemen needs more than peace talks and ceasefires

05 December, 2018

Comment: Any peace deal must address the role played by foreign powers and must rebuild state institutions, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

As the UAE's authoritarianism grows, Western governments remain silent

20 November, 2018

Creating an image of a modern, progressive, tolerant haven for tourism, the UAE has traditionally gained less spotlight for its harsh violations, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Al-Qaeda thrives in Yemen despite US counterterrorism campaign

19 October, 2018

America's battle against al-Qaeda in Yemen is contradictory if its coalition allies foster and aid the faction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

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.

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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