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Jonathan Fenton-Harvey
Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey is a journalist and researcher who focuses on conflict, geopolitics and humanitarian issues in the Middle East and North Africa.

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The UAE's 'withdrawal' from Yemen is merely an illusion

08 July, 2019

Comment: Any alterations to UAE's strategy will not hinder its long-term ambitions to control Yemen's ports and resources, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Haftar's disastrous military campaign is backfiring

01 July, 2019

Comment: After an energetic offensive on Tripoli in April, it now looks unlikely that Haftar's forces could successfully penetrate the capital, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What's the UAE's game in the Horn of Africa?

25 June, 2019

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking greater control in the Horn of Africa under the guise of providing stability, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Geopolitical competition fractures Yemen's al-Mahra province

18 June, 2019

In-depth: The power struggle over Yemen's eastern al-Mahra province represents a deeper fracturing of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Is Sudan facing a counterrevolution?

07 June, 2019

Comment: Lurking in the shadows are Saudi Arabia and the UAE, attempting to shape the Military Transitional Council into their ideal future Sudanese partner, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

23 May, 2019

Comment: Both the Saudis and Emiratis have got their man in the White House, and it shows, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

A divided Europe is exacerbating turmoil in Libya

14 May, 2019

Comment: Europe is divided on Libya, largely owing to France's own self-interested policy of backing Khalifa Haftar, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Why is UAE 'occupying' Yemen's Socotra island?

10 May, 2019

Comment: The UAE's quest for greater political and economic regional influence has taken it to the Yemeni island of Socotra, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Al-Qaeda is still a deadly threat in Yemen

09 May, 2019

Comment: As long as the UAE and Saudi Arabia keep up their support for the war in Yemen, Al-Qaeda will continue to thrive, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Can Sudan's revolution survive external hijacking?

06 May, 2019

Comment: A unified protest movement between all the various Sudanese parties is crucial to safeguarding the revolution from external interference, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The UAE's crusade against regional democracy

24 April, 2019

Comment: From Libya, to Sudan and Egypt, the UAE is supporting counter-revolution, and undermining democracy across the region, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey
Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey is a journalist and researcher who focuses on conflict, geopolitics and humanitarian issues in the Middle East and North Africa.

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