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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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
  • Regional Players Manoeuvre to Reengineer the Israeli-Palestinian Landscape

    08.25.18
  • Pakistan at a Crossroads as Imran Khan is Sworn In

    08.18.18
  • Amid Ethnic Protests, Iran Warns of Foreign Meddling

    08.15.18
  • The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes

    08.15.18
  • Yemen War Challenges Saudi Moral Authority

    08.12.18
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran Woo Imran Khan

    08.10.18
  • Multiple Diplomatic Spats Raise Questions about Saudi Concept of Sovereignty

    08.08.18
  • Can the U.S. Make Iran Sanctions Stick?

    08.05.18
  • Big Power Competition in the Eastern Mediterranean: Is Trump Missing the Point?

    08.03.18
  • Talking to Rouhani: Is Trump Shooting from the Hip or Following a Script?

    08.02.18
  • Despite Concerns, China Sees a Potential Ally in Pakistan’s Imran Khan

    07.31.18
  • Lack of Global Leadership Spurs Instability in the Middle East

    07.28.18
  • Saudi Oil Shipment Halt: A Potential Watershed in the Yemen War

    07.26.18
  • Saudi-UK Media Tie-up: Targeting the Non-Arabic-Speaking Middle East

    07.22.18
  • Russian Hackers: The Shadowy World of U.S. and Gulf Hacks Just Got Murkier

    07.18.18
  • Xinjiang: Pan-Turkism Fuels China’s Hearts-and-Minds Campaign

    07.13.18
  • Xinjiang: China Ignores Lessons from the Past

    07.11.18
  • Whither Wahhabism?

    07.10.18
  • The Battle for Iran: Policy or Regime Change?

    07.06.18
  • Saudi Religious Diplomacy Targets Jerusalem

    07.04.18
  • The Middle East: History Threatens to Repeat Itself

    07.01.18
  • Eurasianism Wins in Turkey even if Ideologue Loses Election

    06.22.18
  • Saudi Arabia Drags Geopolitical Baggage on to the World Cup Pitch

    06.14.18
  • Parallels Between Turkish Soccer and General Elections Could Prove Uncanny

    06.14.18
  • Israel Scores Painful Own Goal in Run-up to the World Cup

    06.10.18
  • Saudi Effort to Isolate Iran Internationally Produces Results

    06.09.18
  • Jordanian Protests: Revisiting the Arab Spring and Setting a Benchmark

    06.06.18
  • King Abdullah of Jordan: Balancing on an Ever-tighter Tightrope

    06.05.18