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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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Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

19 November, 2020

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

05 November, 2020

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the Gulf and annexation-poised Israel expect?

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

14 October, 2020

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross contradiction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

06 October, 2020

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

23 September, 2020

The surprise decision to step down by the end of October has prompted speculation about the fate of Libya's conflict.

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

16 September, 2020

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a counter-revolutionary force, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

01 September, 2020

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

Libya ceasefire: Window of opportunity or doomed to fail?

26 August, 2020

The ceasefire agreement was a rare moment of promise in a chaotic war characterised by foreign interference. But will it succeed?

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.

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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