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 [...]
About Jonathan Fenton-HarveyJonathan 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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
The economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are expected to be hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, developing technological and security measures implemented in the Gulf to contain the virus leave [...]
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, [...]
When describing increased Al Qaeda activity in Yemen as “deeply worrying” in his statement, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani was drawing attention to the [...]