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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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Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

10 August, 2020

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

30 July, 2020

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

28 July, 2020

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

17 July, 2020

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the people's interest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

01 July, 2020

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

29 June, 2020

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least for now, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

18 June, 2020

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

05 June, 2020

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's fractured relations.

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

03 June, 2020

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

26 May, 2020

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

20 May, 2020

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government emerge, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

30 April, 2020

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its zealous foreign policy operates, 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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