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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Papal visit Boosts UAE Effort to Redefine Concepts of Tolerance

02.04.19
  • Inside the Beltway: Iran Hardliners vs. Iran Hardliners

    01.16.19
  • Turkic Chinese Soup: A Barometer of anti-Chinese Sentiment

    01.10.19
  • Saudi Arabia and the West’s Right Wing: A Dubious Alliance

    01.02.19
  • U.S. Troop Withdrawals Threaten to Fuel Greater, Potentially Problematic Gulf Assertiveness

    12.29.18
  • Crackdown in Xinjiang: China and the Islamic World’s Achille Heel

    12.21.18
  • Gulf Rivalries Spill onto the Soccer Pitch

    12.17.18
  • U.S. Senate Resolution Potentially Changes Middle East Dynamics

    12.06.18
  • Saudi Diplomatic Offensive Seeks to Put Khashoggi Behind it and Thwart Qatar

    11.28.18
  • Nuclear Energy is Saudi Arabia’s Coming Washington Battle

    11.27.18
  • The Khashoggi Crisis: (Re)Shaping U.S. Politics as well as Relations with Saudi Arabia

    11.22.18
  • The Khashoggi Crisis: Saudi Arabia Braces for Tougher Post-election U.S. Attitude

    11.10.18
  • The Khashoggi Crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

    11.05.18
  • MbS: For Better or for Worse?

    10.21.18
  • The Battle for Idlib: A Potential Catch-22 for China

    09.09.18
  • Criticism of Saudi Leadership Seeps Through the Cracks as Report Questions Kingdom’s Utility for Britain

    09.06.18
  • The Long Shadow of the Gulf Crisis: Qatar Emerges as Key Player in Gaza Crisis

    09.03.18
  • Playing Politics with Religion: Imran Khan puts Himself Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    08.28.18
  • Crunch Time in Pakistan

    08.26.18