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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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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.

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.

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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