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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.

Analysis: Following the tragic dam collapse in Derna, concerns are growing over how Khalifa Haftar and his family, particularly his sons Saddam and Elseddik, are exploiting the crisis to strengthen their hold on eastern Libya.

27 September, 2023

In-depth: Caught in the US-China tech rivalry, Middle Eastern nations are navigating geopolitical uncertainties in their pursuit of digital transformation.

14 September, 2023

Analysis: The maritime border dispute is the first real diplomatic test in navigating the recent rapprochement between Tehran and several GCC countries.

16 August, 2023

Despite wider peace efforts in the country, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are vying for influence in Yemen's south, a region of significant geostrategic importance for both states.

07 August, 2023

In-depth: Evidence and public pressure is mounting in an inquiry into British special forces accused of torture and unlawful killings in Afghanistan, despite government efforts to cover up any involvement.

13 July, 2023

Analysis: India's cooperation with traditional US partners in the Middle East is increasing, with Washington hoping to leverage this against China. Yet as an emerging power, India still has its own independent regional interests.

25 May, 2023

Analysis: The Islamic State affiliate has taken advantage of local grievances and power vacuums to undermine the Taliban's rule, sparking concerns that regional interference may be necessary to quell the group's expansion.

03 May, 2023

In-depth: As deadly fighting rages on between rival generals, it is the civilian-led grassroots resistance committees that have stepped up to provide food, medical care, and protection to those in need.

26 April, 2023

Analysis: The recent restoration of ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran could help bring an end to fighting in Yemen, which has been a critical issue between the two regional powers, but may not address the underlying causes of the conflict.

24 March, 2023

Analysis: Sisi has relied on financial aid from Gulf states to stabilise his regime since 2013, but amid Egypt's economic crisis there is a growing reluctance to continue investing.

15 February, 2023