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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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Turkey and Egypt: The Battle to Control Dissent Pitches Fans against Autocrats

05.16.16
  • The Bin Ladens: A Saudi Bellwether

    05.15.16
  • Leaked Interior Ministry Memos Highlight Differences within Egypt’s Regime

    05.05.16
  • Turkish Stadiums: A Contested Political Battleground

    05.02.16
  • Women’s Rights: A Benchmark of Saudi and Iranian Reform

    04.27.16
  • Egyptian Soccer Fans Set Stage for Growing Anti-Government Protests

    04.24.16
  • Obama in the Gulf: Opportunity in Troubled Relations

    04.19.16
  • Recognizing Fan Power, Egypt’s Regime Boosts Calls for Security Sector Reform

    04.10.16
  • European Soccer Duel: Proxy Battle Between Qatar and the UAE

    04.09.16
  • Amnesty International: Qatar Still Using ‘Forced labour’

    03.31.16
  • AFC Rehires Former Exec Accused of Corruption

    03.30.16
  • Turkish Soccer Pitches Tell the Story of Hardening Fault Lines

    03.22.16
  • Jihadist Soccer: Contrary Visions of a Future Syria

    03.12.16
  • Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi Export of Wahhabism

    03.08.16
  • Bahrain’s FIFA Defeat: A Cautionary Tale for Autocrats

    02.27.16
  • Saudi Arabia’s Future: Will Al Saud’s Partnership with Wahhabism Hold?

    02.27.16
  • Salman’s Moral Rectitude or Everything You Wanted to Know about FIFA but Never Dared to Ask

    02.22.16
  • Conviction of Egyptian Soccer Fans Slams Door on Potential Political Dialogue

    02.17.16
  • Saudi Arabia’s Syria strategy: Rewriting the Middle East’s Political Map

    02.12.16