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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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
  • 2018 World Cup Potentially Set to Become Latest Middle Eastern Battlefield

    06.03.18
  • Mahathir’s Reforms Could Put Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the Spot

    06.01.18
  • 2018 World Cup offers Chechnya Opportunity to Play Middle Eastern Politics

    05.30.18
  • Middle Eastern Culture Wars: The Battle of the Palates

    05.28.18
  • The Battle for the Iranian Nuclear Deal: China Approaches a Watershed

    05.22.18
  • Trump’s Abrogation of Iran Deal may put his America First Policy to the Test

    05.15.18
  • Middle Eastern Rivalry Spills onto Asian Soccer Pitches

    05.12.18
  • Playing U.S. Sanctions: China Walks a Fine Line in Iran

    05.12.18
  • May 12: A Potentially Future-shaping Day for the Middle East

    05.05.18
  • Gulf Crisis Escalates as Major Corporations are Forced to Take Sides

    05.04.18
  • Algerian Controversy over Salafism puts Government Control of Religion on the Spot

    04.26.18
  • Saudi Engagement in Iraq: The Exception that Confirms the Rule?

    04.22.18
  • Rolling Back Militancy: Bangladesh Looks to Saudi Arabia in a Twist of Irony

    04.15.18
  • Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Turn Qatar into an Island

    04.13.18