James Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, a syndicated columnist and the author of the blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer. A veteran, award-winning foreign correspondent whose career focused on ethnic and religious conflict, James focuses at RSIS on political and social change in the Middle East and North Africa, the impact of change in the Middle East and North Africa on Southeast and Central Asia and the nexus of sports, politics and society in the Middle East and North Africa and Asia.

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Did They or Didn’t They? The Battle for Control of Brussels’ Grand Mosque

11.17.17
  • Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Return to Lebanon: A Moment of Truth

    11.15.17
  • Getting the Saudi Fight Against Corruption Right

    11.09.17
  • Saudi Crown Prince’s Power Grab Could Come Back to Haunt Him

    11.07.17
  • The Middle East: It will Only Get Worse

    11.07.17
  • Saudi Crackdown Raises Spectre of Wider Spread Dissent

    11.05.17
  • Gulf Crisis: Soccer Trumps Politics

    11.03.17
  • Crown Prince Mohammed’s Vow to Moderate Saudi Islam: Easier Said than Done

    10.29.17
  • Activists and Gulf Crisis Turn Qatar into Potential Model of Social Change

    10.26.17
  • Gulf Crisis Broadens Definitions of Food Security

    10.22.17
  • Kurdish Battle Positions Kurds as U.S. Ally Against Iran

    10.19.17
  • Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal

    09.26.17
  • Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: Militant Islam’s Next Rallying Cry?

    09.20.17
  • Signs of Hope in the Middle East? Don’t Hold your Breath

    09.19.17
  • Rohingya Plight Feeds Muslim Assertiveness

    09.15.17
  • Jihadist Support for Rohingya puts Pakistan and China on the Spot

    09.14.17
  • Tackling the Elephant in the Room: The Incestuous Relationship Between Sports and Politics

    09.14.17
  • BRICS Potentially Strengthens Trump’s Hand in Tackling Pakistani Support of Militants

    09.07.17
  • Gulf Crisis: Fighting it Out Down and Dirty

    09.05.17
  • Variations on a Theme: The Gulf Crisis Settles into a Family Squabble

    09.01.17
  • Trump Draws Geopolitical Battle Lines in South Asia

    08.27.17
  • China Contributes to Doubts about Pakistani Crackdown on Militants

    08.16.17
  • Gulf Media Wars Produce Losers, No Winners

    08.08.17
  • Playing with Fire: Trump’s Iran Policy Risks Cloning North Korea

    08.04.17
  • Strife in Jerusalem: Fears of Popular Revolts Bring Israelis and Arabs Together

    07.30.17
  • U.S. Moves Against Iran Raise Specter of Wider Regional Conflict

    07.23.17
  • The Gulf Crisis: A Battle of Megalomaniacs

    07.23.17
  • The Gulf Crisis: Fake News Shines Spotlight on Psychological Warfare

    07.18.17
  • Extremism Report puts the Saudis and May on the spot, Strengthens Qatar in Gulf Crisis

    07.09.17
  • Left with no Choice: Egypt Allows Fans to Attend International Soccer Matches

    07.08.17
  • Gulf Crisis Set to Get Worse

    07.01.17
  • Gulf Crisis Stalemate Fuels Fears in Muslim Asia

    06.30.17
  • Gulf Crisis Puts Future of Saudi Reforms and GCC in Doubt

    06.26.17
  • The Gulf Crisis: Grappling for a Face Saving Solution

    06.23.17
  • The Rise of Mohammed bin Salman: A Mixed Blessing?

    06.23.17
  • The Gulf Crisis: Southeast Asia Has Seen it all Before

    06.21.17
  • Saudi Arabia is Strong-arming Muslim Nations to take sides in Gulf Crisis

    06.15.17
  • Gulf Crisis: A Battle for the Future of the Middle East and the Muslim World

    06.12.17
  • Gulf Crisis: Surrender or Dig in for the Long Haul

    06.07.17
  • Saudi-UAE Campaign to Isolate Qatar and Iran puts Muslim Nations in a Bind

    06.06.17