Martin Jay

Award-winning freelance journalist and political commentator

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January 25, 2020
EU Is Showing Its ‘Cracks’ Already as Boris Now Shows It the Whip on Trade Deal

The threat of Britain leaving the EU with no ‘free trade deal’ in one year’s time as the only way to get a decent deal with Brussels is ringing true.

January 16, 2020
Interview: How the Libyan Landscape Is Changing As New Players Get Boots on the Ground

Martin Jay asks the Tripoli-based analyst Mohamed Eljarh for his take on who are the winners and losers of Russia and Turkey being on opposite sides in Libya.

January 5, 2020
Trump’s Biggest Gamble Yet May Set the Entire Middle East Alight

Escalation and misjudgement on either side could start a full-blown war. The important point about the Soleimani strike is that Trump has crossed a line of sanity and rational thinking.

December 21, 2019
What’s So Special About Morocco’s ‘Special Relationship’ With Europe?

For years, the special status that Morocco was ordained by the EU, was hailed as a great triumph. But when top officials from EU countries treat the kingdom like a cheap girlfriend to use when it wants, then some might call it abusive.

November 29, 2019
Douma Looks Increasingly Like a Staged Chemical Attack by the West

A recent leaked email from an OPCW officer is even more damning evidence that its initial report from its own inspectors was doctored to point the finger at Assad. But who cares?

November 25, 2019
Epstein’s Latest Victim: A British Royal in a Midlife Crisis Who Couldn’t Control His Urges

All that the Prince Andrew TV interview has shown us is that the royal is a poor liar. And that paedophilia and blackmail are always found hand-in-hand. Like the words ‘Maxwell’ and ‘Mossad’, in fact.

November 13, 2019
It’s the Federalist Fantasy of a Bolder EU Which Is ‘Brain Dead’, Not NATO

The EU economy is hitting new lows and Britain’s departure will be one more unedifying message to its members: time for a rethink of the project.

October 24, 2019
West Can’t Wash Its Hands of Lebanon’s Meltdown Now, Given That It Supported the Corrupt System for Decades

In Lebanon, the situation is somewhat unique, dangerous yet exciting as well as this tiny country could adopt change, in ways that other Arab countries can’t. Not easily at least.

October 10, 2019
Trump’s Latest Foreign Policy Nightmare: Peace Breaking out in the Middle East

Working out a peace plan makes a lot of sense for the entire region. Someone needs to call the CEO of Lockheed Martin with the bad news as Putin’s Middle East Peace plan seems to be more of a runner than Trump’s.

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.