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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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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
  • The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Politics of Middle Eastern Soccer

    04.13.18
  • Remembering Syria: Iran Struggles with Potentially Explosive Environmental Crisis

    04.10.18
  • Moderating Islam: Saudi Prince Mohammed Walks on Shaky Ground

    04.06.18
  • China Moves to Counter Violent and Non-Violent Expressions of Uyghur Identity

    04.05.18
  • Anticipated Harder U.S. Policy Towards Iran Magnifies Iranian Arab Protest

    04.01.18
  • Egyptian Ultras: Down but not Out

    03.31.18
  • Will the Real Pakistan Stand Up, Please?

    03.30.18