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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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?

March 17, 2021
What’s REALLY Behind the Oprah Interview With Harry and Meghan

Meghan, as an outsider to the royal family, was given the cold shoulder not for her skin colour but for her background, Martin Jay writes.

February 28, 2021
EU in Disarray Over Russia as Brussels Begs to Be Taken Seriously

It’s time the EU got its act together on Russia and accepted that Germany runs the EU and it will have its Russian gas pipeline at any cost. But don’t let that stop whining MEPs throwing stones at Putin.

February 23, 2021
Iran’s Stubbornness on Enrichment Is Understandable, but Not Wise If It Wants to Return to the JCPOA

It’s easy to understand why Iran wants to play hardball with Biden now after the suffering of years of Trump’s sanctions. The problem is that Biden has to see a halt to enrichment as a crucial gesture. Is there a compromise?

February 10, 2021
EU Vaccine Chaos: Go Now, Ursula. Just Go Now

The European Commission president has to be a failed politician who will be dazzled by the bodyguards, motorcades and photo ops with world leaders, but not really take the lead from the front.