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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.

In-depth: Despite ongoing legal challenges over weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, the UK government hopes to maximise its relations with the Gulf to boost post-Brexit trade.

11 January, 2023

Analysis: Amid US disengagement from the Middle East, France is seeking to increase its clout in Iraq.

14 December, 2022

Analysis: Germany is spearheading efforts to seek alternatives to Russian energy, potentially signalling a new era of cooperation between Europe and Gulf states.

06 October, 2022

In-depth: Plagued by controversies as foreign minister, Boris Johnson's policies in the Middle East as PM led to a shoring up of Gulf ties, including arms sales, and a hardened pro-Israel stance.

19 July, 2022

Analysis: Maintaining good ties with Europe is important for Algeria to access new energy markets, but Russia is an invaluable security and strategic partner.

25 May, 2022

Analysis: With Libya's future uncertain, Israel is courting political circles to shore up its energy and maritime interests in the Mediterranean.

27 January, 2022

In-depth: Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s resignation reflects the deep challenges facing Sudan’s democratic transition following a military coup last year.

10 January, 2022

In-depth: The British army has announced its 'Future Soldier' modernisation programme, the most radical transformation of the military in decades.

21 December, 2021

Analysis: In the aftermath of the chaotic US withdrawal, Abu Dhabi is pursuing its geopolitical objectives while seeking favour with Western allies.

30 November, 2021

Analysis: China's expanding economic influence in the Middle East could provide a boost to regional actors seeking to normalise Assad's regime.

17 November, 2021