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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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With Mosques Under Surveillance, IS Turns to Soccer for Recruitment

08.18.16
  • Soccer Investments’ Reputational Risk Catches Up with the UAE

    08.17.16
  • Political Violence and Sectarianism in Pakistan

    08.15.16
  • Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

    08.07.16
  • Saudi Arabia Projects Change, Albeit at a Snail’s Pace

    08.04.16
  • Erdogan vs. Gülen: Power Struggle Comes Full Circle in Turkish Soccer

    08.03.16
  • Turkey’s Anti-Gülen Campaign: Strengthening Militants and Jihadists

    07.25.16
  • Who is Fethullah Gülen? A Modernizer or a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

    07.17.16
  • Port Said Emerges as Egypt’s Focal Point of Soccer-Driven Protest

    07.14.16
  • Saudi Soccer Crisis: A Microcosm of What Reform Means for the Kingdom

    07.04.16
  • Religious Conservatism Redefines Symbolism of National Sports Teams

    07.02.16
  • Volleyball in Iran: A Litmus Test for Women’s Rights

    06.24.16
  • Kuwaiti Rulers Fight their Internal Battles on the Sports Field

    06.20.16
  • Power in Turkey: Islamist Power Struggle Returns to the Pitch

    06.17.16
  • Men’s Hair Takes Center Stage in Battle over Legitimacy of Political Islam

    06.09.16
  • What Happens when Arab Autocrats are Left to Fend for Themselves? Turmoil Galore

    06.01.16
  • Turkish Soccer Brawls: The Battle for the Future of the Kemalist State

    05.30.16
  • Putting One’s Ear to the Ground: Rumblings of Mounting Discontent

    05.27.16
  • Playing Politics: The AFC Gets Tied Up in Knots

    05.21.16