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Martin Jay

Martin Jay is an award-winning British journalist based in Morocco where he is a correspondent for The Daily Mail (UK) who previously reported on the Arab Spring there for CNN, as well as Euronews. From 2012 to 2019 he was based in Beirut where he worked for a number of international media titles including BBC, Al Jazeera, RT, DW, as well as reporting on a freelance basis for the UK’s Daily Mail, The Sunday Times plus TRT World. His career has led him to work in almost 50 countries in Africa, The Middle East and Europe for a host of major media titles. He has lived and worked in Morocco, Belgium, Kenya and Lebanon.

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August 10, 2020
Lebanon Bomb Might Focus the Minds of Regional Powers to Why Lebanon Matters

The bomb which took 150 lives and wounded over 4000 was a product of 30-years corruption and embezzlement, which gathered momentum in recent years.

August 7, 2020
No Confidence? EU Should Reinvent Itself Now Before the Inevitable Rot Sets In

The EU is facing a crisis like never before. Even its own fanatic supporters are talking about an end game after recent concessions over a corona rescue plan have exposed how little grip Brussels has left. It’s all hidden in the small print.

July 27, 2020
IMF Talks Collapse in Lebanon. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing as the Last Thing Lebanon Needs Right Now Is Money

Talks between IMF officials and politicians broke down recently when it transpired that the latter wanted a ‘brown envelope’ in any aid deal. Don’t blame the politicians though.

July 6, 2020
Ambassadors Are Not Completely Useless, It Seems. Many Are Getting Their Hands Dirty in New Diplomacy

Diplomacy is in a crisis, re-emerging as something else more sinister and darker for its ambassadors.

June 30, 2020
Madeleine Case Lifts the Lid on Graft, Police Incompetence and Terrible Journalism

New revelations now appearing in the German press via a chief suspect raise a number of alarming questions about how the British police and the journalists who worked alongside them were complicit in a Portuguese cover-up.

June 27, 2020
Don’t Buy John Bolton’s Book. Borrow It and Don’t Have High Expectations From a Disgruntled White House Ferret

What Bolton’s book tells us about the man is that he is a craven, self-serving individual who is only really interested in promoting himself.

June 20, 2020
Finally, the EU and Trump See Eye-to-Eye on One International Policy: China

Both Trump and the EU are turning on China for very similar reasons but with different timescales ahead of them.

June 17, 2020
Boris Might Make Britain ‘Great Again’ in Brussels, but Not Where It Counts: Washington

The Prince Andrew scandal, the Harry Dunn case and British soldiers in Afghanistan are all going to show the world how Britain under Boris became Trump’s pet

June 11, 2020
The EU Continues to Talk Utter Baloney About Libya. But What’s the Real Reason Its Warships Are in the Eastern Mediterranean?

In reality, the position that the EU has taken, is to very much side with Haftar and with his LNA army which is attempting to overthrow the weak and somewhat illegitimate regime holding out in Tripoli.

June 5, 2020
Somalia: Erratic U.S. Policy Failure Doesn’t Get Noticed. But a U.S. Diplomat Struggling With an End-of-Career Crisis Might

The sheer level of America’s meddling and colossal bungling in Somalia led to Hollywood films like Black Hawk Down. Yet now a U.S. ambassador’s foibles and insecurities appear to be writing a new Hollywood script.

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