Jonathan Fenton-Harvey is a journalist and researcher, who focuses on political issues and humanitarian crises in the Middle East and North Africa.
US presidential candidate Joe Biden has displayed a conflicting stance towards the two Gulf allies, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, while scorning the former and speaking positively about the latter.
While the regime tries to justify stripping back on the livelihoods of Saudi citizens, it could worsen pre-existing societal tensions.
“Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition”.
European countries quick to condemn Turkey for its anti-terror operation in northern Syria continue to deal with the Middle East's most egregious counter-revolutionary forces and are arming those responsible for the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The UK's annual report on human rights and democracy is a reminder that Britain's leadership pursues profit over principle.
The UAE is Saudi Arabia's—and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's—strongest backers. Why then, does the UAE not face any scrutiny for its whitewashing of MBS, and its own egregious human rights violations?
The recent cabinet reshuffle in the British government might mean a foreign policy that shifts even further to the right, with Palestinians and Yemenis bearing the brunt of those decisions. That is, if Theresa May's government survives.
As the international community drags its feet and consistently fails to find diplomatic solutions to Yemen's conflict, its population is dragged deeper into a humanitarian crisis with no end in sight.
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