James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, co-director of the Institute of Fan Culture of the University of Würzburg and the author of the blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, and a forthcoming book with the same title.

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Gulf Crisis Puts Future of Saudi Reforms and GCC in Doubt

  • The Gulf Crisis: Grappling for a Face Saving Solution

  • The Rise of Mohammed bin Salman: A Mixed Blessing?

  • The Gulf Crisis: Southeast Asia Has Seen it all Before

  • Saudi Arabia is Strong-arming Muslim Nations to take sides in Gulf Crisis

  • Gulf Crisis: A Battle for the Future of the Middle East and the Muslim World

  • Gulf Crisis: Surrender or Dig in for the Long Haul

  • Saudi-UAE Campaign to Isolate Qatar and Iran puts Muslim Nations in a Bind

  • U.S. Takes Step Towards Embrace of Gulf Plan to Destabilize Iran

  • Policy Differences Emerge Among Gulf States Days after Wooing President Trump

  • One Belt, One Road: A Plan for Chinese Dominance and Authoritarianism

  • Conflict in the Middle East Threatens Pakistan and the Lynchpin of China’s One Belt, One Road

  • Palestine Puts FIFA in a Bind

  • Blasphemy and Terrorism: Catchall Phrases to Repress Dissent

  • Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad: The Rise and Fall of Political Corruption in International Sports

  • The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing Through a Minefield

  • Saudi Ultra-Conservatives Take Anti-Reform Stand on Women’s Sports

  • Trump and China Risk Sparking Dangerous Middle East Arms Race

  • Sport, Culture and Entertainment: Driving Tricky Saudi Change

  • Saudi-Iranian Rivalry Fuels Potential Nuclear Race

  • Pakistan in the Hot Seat as General takes Command of Saudi-led Alliance

  • Mixing Politics and Sports: Turkish Soccer Campaigns for President Erdogan

  • Defeating the Islamic State: A War Mired in Contradictions

  • Middle East Soccer: Trump’s Israel-Palestine Peace Making Put to the Test

  • Protest in Iran: The Murky Geopolitics of Soccer

  • Spreading the Gospel: Asian Leaders Wary of Saudi Religious Diplomacy

  • Pakistani Military Engagement: Walking a Fine Line Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

  • Walking a Tightrope: China Maneuverers Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

  • Sunni Ultra-Conservatism and Western Populism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

  • Asian Ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

  • Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

  • Bowing to Pressure: Iran Grants Women Access to Sporting Event

  • Women’s Gyms Lay Bare Limits of Saudi Reforms

  • Going into Politics: Detained Pakistani Militant Tests the System

  • Trump Pressured to Confront Pakistan on Support for Militants

  • China’s Protection of Pakistani Militants

  • Tackling Iran: Trump Fuels the Fire

  • The Muslim World: Liberals Pay the Price for Trump and Saudi-Supported Illiberalism

  • Pakistani Crackdown: One Hand Works to Neutralize the Other

  • Trump’s Presidency Bolsters Autocrats as Egypt Designates Soccer Icon a Terrorist