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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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Natural Gas: An Underrated Driver of Saudi Hostility Towards Iran and Qatar

03.28.18
  • Make Wine Not War: Wineism’s Recipe for a Sustainable Political Future

    03.26.18
  • Saudi Moderation: How Far will Crown Prince Mohammed Go?

    03.22.18
  • Shooting an Own Goal: China’s Belt and Road Funding Terms Spark Criticism

    03.20.18
  • Smoking and Drinking: Churchill Sets an Example Today’s Western Leaders Can Learn From

    03.09.18
  • International Soccer Bodies Ignore Blatant Rule Violations in Run-up to Egyptian Election

    03.08.18
  • Arabs Leverage Lucrative Nuclear Contracts to Enhance Security and Keep Options Open

    03.06.18
  • The Middle East’s Nuclear Technology Clock Starts Ticking

    03.04.18
  • Gulf Crisis Upends Fiction of a Separation of Sports and Politics

    02.27.18
  • Valentine’s Day Pinpoints Limits of Saudi Prince’s Islamic Reform Effort

    02.20.18
  • Expanding Regional Rivalries: Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

    02.19.18
  • China Steps into the Maelstrom of the Middle East

    02.18.18
  • Surrendering a Brussels Mosque: A Saudi Break with Ultra-Conservatism?

    02.15.18
  • Chinese Extradition Request Puts Crackdown on Uyghurs in the Spotlight

    02.13.18
  • Asia’s Dark Underbelly: Conflicts Threaten Long-Term Stability and Development

    02.06.18
  • Tackling Pakistani Madrassas: An Uphill Struggle

    02.05.18
  • Double-Edged Sword: Opinion Poll shows Trump’s Iran Policy Risks

    02.05.18
  • Moderating Saudi Islam: Government Proposes Tightening Fundraising Rules

    01.31.18
  • How Regional Rivalries Threaten to Fuel the Fire in Syria and Iran

    01.30.18