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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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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.

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

23 August, 2017

In-depth: Civilians face grave danger as US and Iraqi troops fight to rout the Islamic State group, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Red Cross slams conditions for Raqqa displaced

17 August, 2017

Those fleeing the fighting in Raqqa are stuck in desperate conditions in desert camps.

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

04 August, 2017

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, poverty and corruption are back on the rise, 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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