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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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
  • U.S. Takes Step Towards Embrace of Gulf Plan to Destabilize Iran

    06.05.17
  • Policy Differences Emerge Among Gulf States Days after Wooing President Trump

    05.29.17
  • One Belt, One Road: A Plan for Chinese Dominance and Authoritarianism

    05.23.17
  • Conflict in the Middle East Threatens Pakistan and the Lynchpin of China’s One Belt, One Road

    05.16.17
  • Palestine Puts FIFA in a Bind

    05.09.17
  • Blasphemy and Terrorism: Catchall Phrases to Repress Dissent

    05.04.17
  • Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad: The Rise and Fall of Political Corruption in International Sports

    05.02.17
  • The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing Through a Minefield

    05.01.17
  • Saudi Ultra-Conservatives Take Anti-Reform Stand on Women’s Sports

    04.30.17
  • Trump and China Risk Sparking Dangerous Middle East Arms Race

    04.24.17
  • Sport, Culture and Entertainment: Driving Tricky Saudi Change

    04.10.17
  • Saudi-Iranian Rivalry Fuels Potential Nuclear Race

    04.07.17
  • Pakistan in the Hot Seat as General takes Command of Saudi-led Alliance

    04.01.17
  • Mixing Politics and Sports: Turkish Soccer Campaigns for President Erdogan

    03.29.17
  • Defeating the Islamic State: A War Mired in Contradictions

    03.27.17
  • Middle East Soccer: Trump’s Israel-Palestine Peace Making Put to the Test

    03.26.17
  • Protest in Iran: The Murky Geopolitics of Soccer

    03.22.17
  • Spreading the Gospel: Asian Leaders Wary of Saudi Religious Diplomacy

    03.21.17
  • Pakistani Military Engagement: Walking a Fine Line Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

    03.17.17
  • Walking a Tightrope: China Maneuverers Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

    03.12.17
  • Sunni Ultra-Conservatism and Western Populism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

    03.07.17
  • Asian Ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

    02.27.17
  • Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

    02.22.17
  • Bowing to Pressure: Iran Grants Women Access to Sporting Event

    02.20.17
  • Women’s Gyms Lay Bare Limits of Saudi Reforms

    02.15.17
  • Going into Politics: Detained Pakistani Militant Tests the System

    and 02.14.17
  • Trump Pressured to Confront Pakistan on Support for Militants

    02.12.17