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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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A Litmus Test for Iran: Sports and Air Transport

02.07.16
  • Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism and its Goal of Hegemony

    02.04.16
  • Mired in Problems: Egypt’s President Reaches out to Ultras

    02.02.16
  • Subtle Policy Changes Could Reinforce Qatari Focus on Sports

    01.31.16
  • China and the Middle East: Tilting Towards Iran?

    01.29.16
  • Pressure Builds on Sheikh Salman to Respond to Human Rights Allegations

    01.21.16
  • The Middle East: China Venturing into the Maelstrom

    01.21.16
  • Kuwaiti Rulers Fight it out on the Pitch

    01.14.16
  • Saudi Arabia Uses Soccer to Isolate Iran

    01.11.16
  • Soccer Highlights Domestic Drivers in Saudi-Iranian Dispute

    01.05.16
  • Iranian Moderates and Hardliner Lock Horns on the Pitch

    12.29.15
  • Trade Unions Test Qatari Sincerity with Demands for Labour Reform

    12.21.15
  • Turkish-Russian Tensions Set to Spill onto European Pitches

    12.17.15
  • FIFA’s Human Rights Litmus Test: Will it Clean House?

    12.15.15
  • Fearful of Protests, Egypt Keeps Stadia Closed

    12.13.15
  • Future of Islamic State: Not Merely Religion

    12.09.15
  • Qatari Labor Reforms: Words but No Actions

    12.01.15
  • Breeding Intolerance: Turkish Soccer Fans Disrespect ISIS Victims

    11.28.15
  • Jihadists Seek to Exploit Widespread Sense of Abandonment

    11.19.15