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.
Everything depends on which way Iran turns and whether the Taliban can control its own country and stop it short from falling into the abyss.
Is there a dark game being played here by the spooks in Britain, using a cavernous and inept media machine to create a smoke screen to the real issues?
But he might just. The US president is hesitating and he must be considering the scenario of reinstating the Taliban in Kabul with Russia and Iran helping it with its governance this time around.
Hariri’s resignation should neither shock us or worry us. It is simply another move in the same game which has been played out since the early 90s.
A new world in the East is amalgamating as a direct result of American’s delusional views about where it thinks it is in the world, Martin Jay writes.
It has always baffled western news pundits how peace talks are carried out in the Middle East, where both sides increase their military capability against one another while drinking sweet tea and discussing peace with your enemy.
America may “be back” for most of the world, but for the Middle East the only thing it is “back” to, is Obama’s “soft power” touch in the region.
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.
It might well be Michel Bernier who emerges as a veiled presidential anti-EU runner in France’s presidential elections in 2022.
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