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Jonathan Fryer

Jonathan Fryer is a writer and broadcaster on Middle Eastern affairs and is Chairman of the Liberal Democrats’ Federal International Relations Committee.


Items by Jonathan Fryer

  • Britain is two-faced over Saudi Arabia

    On 6 July, in a statement to the House of Commons, the Conservative Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab unveiled an important plank in Britain’s post-Brexit foreign policy. For the first time in decades the country would unilaterally invoke sanctions against individuals and organisations deemed to have grossly violated human rights...

  • The challenge of rebranding Saudi Arabia

    Though the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a comparatively recent construct, it bases much of its claim to legitimacy on being the “homeland” of Islam. Saudi monarchs have particularly treasured their title of Custodian of the Two Mosques (Makkah and Madinah). Even if the personal behaviour of some...