Martin Jay

Award-winning freelance journalist and political commentator

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July 22, 2019
The UN Chief Has to Act Now on Sexual Harassment Epidemic Within the Organization

What can countries, which place their entire security in the hands of the UN, expect when they are hosting sex offenders as Lords of Depravity in their own back yard? The Western Sahara chief needs to clear his name first, before his contract is extended and Guterres needs to make a stand.

July 13, 2019
Qatar Looks Set to Not Only Be a Conduit of Trump’s Befuddled Foreign Policy, but Might Even Save Him in Iran

The Emir’s recent visit to Washington is a turning point which not only shows how valuable Qatar is to Donald Trump but what an outstanding error of judgment on Trump’s part to go along with it was in the first place.

July 5, 2019
The British Press Miss the Point About ‘Corrupt’ Euro Jobs. France Is Taking More Control of the EU with Macron at the Helm

The debacle over top jobs in the European institutions has drawn the wrath of the Eurosceptic press in the UK, unsurprisingly. The editor of the Daily Telegraph predictably uses the process itself to scorn the EU as “corrupt” but somewhat misses the point.

July 2, 2019
We Shouldn’t Blame MI5 Alone for London Bridge Attacks – British Media Also Has a Lot of Blood on Its Hands

Most of what we remember as journalism has died in the UK. Cash-strapped media has shipped in a new generation of cheaper, younger, less educated journalists who largely consider old school journalism a sort of terminal virus that should be avoided.

June 27, 2019
Iran Crisis Is About a Mother of All Inferiority Complexes That Trump Has With Obama

Trump is a child. And children change their minds every five minutes and amuse adults who waste their time trying to apply logic or seek out behavioral patterns to their capricious mannerisms.

June 14, 2019
Turkey and Russia Dig in for a Long Campaign in Idlib, Israel Studies Each and Every Move

The tactic most analysts predict is that Russia has advised President Bashar al-Assad that the best policy is to “chip away” at the area, and not unleash a major assault that would create chaos on Turkey’s doorstep.

June 5, 2019
Trump UK Visit: The Winners and Losers of That Not-So-Special Relationship

Historically, the special relationship between the UK and the US is really nothing more than an urban myth which has new life forced into it when both Washington and Westminster concurrently need it to serve their political purposes.

May 31, 2019
MEP Elections Are an Indicator of Change Coming, but the Parliament Itself Is Less Important Than Who Gets Top Euro Elite Jobs

The ‘bloc’ of mainstream parties – Christian Democrats and Social Democrats – will no longer enjoy the majority vote in the parliament. Both groups took a hammering at the ballot box by populist parties, notably in France, Hungary, Italy and UK and to some extent in Germany.

May 21, 2019
Has OPCW Become a Four-Letter Word?

It’s hard to not be shocked by the implications of the doctored report and harder to understand how biased and poor western newsrooms have become over reporting on the region

May 16, 2019
Is Trump Really Going to Go It Alone With His Iran Campaign?

Iran is serving as a useful distraction to Trump’s foreign policy failures in North Korea, China, Venezuela and the European Union. This is a US president who simply can’t negotiate effectively with other countries and world leaders.