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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June 2, 2021
Vienna Talks Are Folly, Iran Supreme Leader Wants New Hardliner President to Do the Hard Talking

It makes no sense to hurry the talks through in Vienna when Khamenei has made it clear that he has allowed for the Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, to be the main candidate for the hardliners, Martin Jay writes.

May 15, 2021
EU Has a New Crisis. A Frenchman Called Michel Barnier Who Has Held It to Hostage

It might well be Michel Bernier who emerges as a veiled presidential anti-EU runner in France’s presidential elections in 2022.

May 13, 2021
Tainted UN Chief Guterres Certain to Run Second Term

A corrupt system which allows the UN chief to continue a second term is likely to keep Antonio Guterres’ seat warm. The only good news is it will boost the number of women candidates in 2027

May 10, 2021
Is Peace Breaking Out in the Middle East? Should We Thank MBS?

The Biden effect is shaking up the Middle East and forcing foes to talk to one another. But where it’s all heading is even more exciting for Saudi Arabia and Iran.

May 5, 2021
Morocco Needs a New Approach to Media If It Wants a Solution to Its Sahara Row

A row is brewing between EU countries and even Brussels itself and Rabat over Western Sahara. Rabat needs to now rethink both diplomacy and media as it can’t afford the consequences.

May 3, 2021
Turkey’s New ‘Enfant Terrible’ Role Baffles Even the Region’s Experts

How did the mercurial Recep Erdogan get himself into the military geopolitical wrangle that he’s in both with the Pentagon and Russia?

April 24, 2021
Sadiq Khan Still Dodging the Awkward Questions and Staying Well Clear of ‘Live Fire’ Debate

Sadiq Khan is doing his best to destroy free speech and accountability to politicians. Part of the cancel culture which is destroying the UK, he looks set to win again the mayor’s post.

April 19, 2021
NATO Looks Even Weaker After Afghanistan and Ukraine Stunts by West

Just like the entirely disingenuous reasons for invading Afghanistan in 2001, we should assume that there are other motives at play with the bold Ukraine move, Martin Jay writes.

April 3, 2021
Biden’s Afghanistan Plan: More Disingenuous and Unrealistic Than Trump’s?

We shouldn’t be surprised if Joe Biden’s efforts to get out of Afghanistan are also not so honest, Martin Jay writes.

March 21, 2021
Britain Shrugs Off Human Rights Concerns, Wants More Trade With China

But is this move anything new, in real terms? Or is it part of a new world order that all western powers have, in reality, signed up to regardless?