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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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Why the battle for Marib could determine Yemen's future

03 March, 2021

Analysis: The Houthis' fight to capture Marib risks humanitarian disaster. As the government's final northern stronghold, Yemen's fate could also rest on the battle's outcome.

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

10 February, 2021

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

02 February, 2021

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a prolonged humanitarian crisis.

The geopolitics of vaccine diplomacy in the Middle East

28 January, 2021

Analysis: The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the Middle East is being driven by diplomatic considerations, with China, Russia and the United States all competing for influence.

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

11 December, 2020

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

01 December, 2020

Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

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.

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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