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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: Departing from its traditional non-alignment stance, India is opting to maximise its position within the US-led order by prioritising relations with Israel.

05 December, 2023

Analysis: After demonstrating that their advanced missile and drone technology can reach Israel, the Houthis have expanded their focus to the Red Sea.

22 November, 2023

In-depth: Pro-Palestine solidarity in the UK has caused a crisis within Britain's two main political parties, with the Conservatives seeking to suppress popular activism and Labour divided over whether to call for a ceasefire.

13 November, 2023

Analysis: The Palestinian Authority is already embattled with limited governance, waning popularity, and fiscal challenges. In the backdrop of Israel's war on Gaza, many observers feel it is teetering on the brink of survival.

02 November, 2023

Analysis: The Houthi leadership has openly threatened to act against Israel in light of its ongoing assault on Gaza, but the likelihood of more strikes will hinge on regional developments.

23 October, 2023

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's civilian nuclear aspirations are on ice amid US concerns over regional proliferation, tensions with Iran, and the now shaky prospects of normalisation with Israel, but they still feature in Riyadh's long-term plans.

19 October, 2023

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