Tim Harvey

MENA Governments Account For Majority Of Global Confirmed Executions

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region witnessed the vast majority of confirmed executions last year, according to data released by Amnesty International today. The report, entitled Death Sentences and Executions 2019, reveals that Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq together accounted for 81% of the world’s confirmed […]

U.K. Foreign Secretary Parrots Trump’s Party Line On Soleimani Assassination

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has come out in support of the United States’ decision to assassinate Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Friday. Speaking to the BBC this morning, Mr. Raab described the U.S. attack at Baghdad International Airport as an act of “self-defence” in response to the “nefarious actions” […]

The British Mandate And The Creation Of The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The British Mandate for Palestine, established in the wake of the First World War after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, transformed Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East. While Palestine was a part of the Ottoman Empire, interfaith relations were relatively peaceful. Although non-Muslims had what was referred to as […]

U.K. Could Face Charges Of Crimes Against Humanity As Chagos Islands Dispute Rumbles On

Britain could potentially face charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court, should the Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jagnauth follow through with proposed legal action over the country’s continued occupation of the Chagos Islands. Jagnauth told the BBC this week that he is exploring the prospect of filing […]

Foreign Policy – The Issue Nobody’s Talking About In The U.K. General Election

With the announcement of the various parties’ manifestos in the last week, it is Labour’s commitment to a new foreign policy approach which is arguably the most radical departure from the status quo of recent decades. The commitment to bring an end to what is termed the “bomb first, talk […]

Putting Yemen On The Map

The complaint that Yemen’s five-year conflict has been largely ignored by the world at large is now more familiar than the conflict itself. An in-depth study conducted by Amanda Guidero and Maia Hallward last year, entitled Global Responses to the Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen, concluded that the […]

Will Oman Talks Signal the Beginning of the End for Hadi’s Rule in Yemen?

Indirect talks between Saudi officials and representatives of the Houthi rebels are being hosted in Oman, as each party seeks a political solution to the near five-year long conflict. These negotiations come just 12 days after the signing of the Riyadh Agreement, which formalised a power-sharing arrangement between the internationally […]

Lebanese Protests Enter Tenth Day

Protests in Lebanon have continued into their tenth day, despite calls from the government for the people to desist. Riot police have been called in to try to defuse the situation in Beirut, as demonstrators have clashed with pro-Hezbollah supporters in the capital. Over one million people have taken to […]