Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

About Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey is a regular contributor to Al Sharq Forum, where he was previously an intern. His research interests include Yemen, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) affairs and regional geopolitics. He has also written for the Sada Journal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The New Arab, Middle East Eye, Gulf International Forum and many other outlets.
19 Jul, 2021

What does the Saudi-Emirati spat over Opec+ mean for the GCC?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 19 July 2021

A standoff has recently erupted between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and fellow Opec+ member states, after the UAE rejected the Opec+ proposed eight-month [...]

What does the Saudi-Emirati spat over Opec+ mean for the GCC?2021-07-19T10:35:01+03:00
27 Apr, 2021

How the UAE seeks to leverage the GERD Nile dispute

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 27 April 2021

Renewed attempts to reach a breakthrough over Ethiopia’s River Nile dam faltered on April 4, as Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated his warnings of a conflict. Tensions are therefore extremely high over the ongoing construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
How the UAE seeks to leverage the GERD Nile dispute2021-04-27T15:29:00+03:00
7 Mar, 2021

Marib Conflict: The Limits of Biden’s Declaration to End Yemen’s War

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 07 March 2021

Since US President Joe Biden administration’s announced on February 4 an end to “relevant” arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and a reversal of Donald Trump’s terrorist designation of the Iran-backed Houthis, the Houthis have [...]

Marib Conflict: The Limits of Biden’s Declaration to End Yemen’s War2021-03-07T10:34:31+03:00
23 Nov, 2020

Challenges and Risk Factors of Libya’s Peace Agreements

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 23 November 2020

Hope for peace in Libya advanced after new United Nations (UN)-brokered Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks took place last month, aiming to establish a long-term ceasefire to the war-torn country. The agreement was signed in Geneva on October 23. 75 UN selected delegates joined talks in Tunisia on November 13 and “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021.”
Challenges and Risk Factors of Libya’s Peace Agreements2020-11-23T16:56:23+03:00
5 Jul, 2020

What Drives the Foreign Policy Alignment between France and the United Arab Emirates?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 05 July 2020

In a press conference on June 22nd, French President Emmanuel Macron denounced Turkey’s role in supporting the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in the conflict in Libya. He also criticised Russia’s growing entrenchment. [...]

What Drives the Foreign Policy Alignment between France and the United Arab Emirates?2020-08-09T14:33:20+03:00
16 Mar, 2020

How UAE Mercenaries Serve Its Foreign Policy Ambitions

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey | 16 March 2020

On February 12th the London-based Stoke and White law firm filed a legal case against UAE-hired mercenaries, accusing them of committing war crimes in southern Yemen. These complaints were filed to London’s Metropolitan Police, [...]

How UAE Mercenaries Serve Its Foreign Policy Ambitions2020-08-09T14:31:41+03:00
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