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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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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.

Coronavirus could make a mirage of Saudi's Vision 2030

16 April, 2020

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's grand plans to diversify the economy and reduce its oil dependency could be one of coronavirus' biggest casualties, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

15 April, 2020

While seeking to keep Yemen weak and divided, yet with no real long-term plan for its political future, Saudi Arabia has inadvertently limited its own influence in the conflict.

Foreign mercenaries and fractured healthcare heighten Libya's coronavirus risks

14 April, 2020

Divided between rival governments, Libya's fractured healthcare system and the flow of foreign mercenaries could further escalate the spread of Covid-19 in the war-torn country.

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

13 March, 2020

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman is erratically pursuing short-term gains in a desperate and dangerous bid to secure his own ambitions, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

UAE mercenaries reveal divisive ambitions in Yemen, Libya

19 February, 2020

Comment: Abu Dhabi is securing influence through a 'divide-and-rule' policy in the Middle East and Africa, but not always using its own forces, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Yemen's oil-rich Shabwah province faces a dangerous power struggle

11 February, 2020

Tensions are quietly brewing over the geostrategic, resource-rich eastern Shabwah governorate, posing another risk to the country's peace.

Haftar hightails it from Russia, ending hopes for peace

15 January, 2020

Comment: Haftar has shown he won't be dictated to by his backers, but he treads a fine line, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Yemenis face another year of war, callous western silence

01 January, 2020

Comment: The UN suggestion that Yemen's war may wind down in 2020 is seriously unrealistic, given the current situation on the ground, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Washington's ambiguous Libya stance is killing the peace process

20 December, 2019

Comment: A vicious trend of US apathy is thwarting Libya's peace process, 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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