Marc Martorell Junyent

Marc Martorell has a bachelor’s in international relations and currently studies a master’s in comparative Middle East politics and society at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His main interests are the politics and history of the Middle East (particularly Iran). He has studied and worked in Ankara, Istanbul and Tunis. He is the author of the blog A Non-Orientalist Review (@NonReview).

Will Saudi-Iran Talks Lead to Anything?

December 08, 2021

Saudi Arabia and Iran have engaged in four rounds of talks over the last six months, the most recent of which with the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi already inaugurated as president. A fifth meeting is expected to take place before the end of 2021. The success of the negotiations will depend,...

For Yemen, No Consistent EU Policy in Sight

August 28, 2020

The European Union and its member states have presented an approach to the ongoing conflict in Yemen that has lacked both coordination and coherence. The situation in Yemen, which was the poorest Arab country already before the eruption of a civil war in 2014, has been described by the Secretary...

Is Saudi Arabia Looking for an Exit from Yemen?

April 14, 2020

March 25 marked the fifth anniversary since a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states, with direct support from the US, launched its campaign of airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The air campaign has gone hand-in-hand with an effort by Saudi and Yemeni forces opposing the Houthis to regain territory...

What Does Turkey’s Election Result Mean for Its Ruling Party?

April 02, 2019

While the AKP’s electoral base has been loyal to the party this time, there is no certainty this will happen again in the future. The results of the Turkish local elections appear to be quite clear as of now —  at least when it comes to the actual numbers emerging...

Netanyahu's Indictment Doesn’t Mean He Won’t Win

March 19, 2019

The stigma of corruption surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu could lead even more Likud supporters to hide their electoral preferences. On February 28, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced his decision to indict Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing investigations in three different cases and could be found guilty of bribery,...