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Putin’s Football Gambit: How the World Cup Paid Off

  • The Woes of Luka Modric: Croatia, Nationalism and Football

  • FIFA World Cup: Bringing Unity to a Divided Iran

  • Israel Scores Painful Own Goal in Run-up to the World Cup

    06.10.18
  • 2018 World Cup Potentially Set to Become Latest Middle Eastern Battlefield

    06.03.18
  • 2018 World Cup offers Chechnya Opportunity to Play Middle Eastern Politics

    05.30.18
  • Middle Eastern Rivalry Spills onto Asian Soccer Pitches

    05.12.18
  • The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Politics of Middle Eastern Soccer

    04.13.18
  • Egyptian Ultras: Down but not Out

    03.31.18
  • International Soccer Bodies Ignore Blatant Rule Violations in Run-up to Egyptian Election

    03.08.18
  • Gulf Crisis Upends Fiction of a Separation of Sports and Politics

    02.27.18
  • Gulf Crisis: Soccer Trumps Politics

    11.03.17
  • Gulf Crisis: Fighting it Out Down and Dirty

    09.05.17
  • Left with no Choice: Egypt Allows Fans to Attend International Soccer Matches

    07.08.17
  • Palestine Puts FIFA in a Bind

    05.09.17
  • Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad: The Rise and Fall of Political Corruption in International Sports

    05.02.17
  • Mixing Politics and Sports: Turkish Soccer Campaigns for President Erdogan

    03.29.17
  • Middle East Soccer: Trump’s Israel-Palestine Peace Making Put to the Test

    03.26.17
  • Protest in Iran: The Murky Geopolitics of Soccer

    03.22.17
  • Trump’s Presidency Bolsters Autocrats as Egypt Designates Soccer Icon a Terrorist

    01.26.17
  • Istanbul Bombings: Soccer in the Bull’s Eye

    12.13.16
  • Soccer Privatization: A Template for Saudi Reform

    11.27.16
  • Human Rights Watch and FIFA Test Middle East Fallout of Trump’s Election

    11.21.16
  • Palestine Considers Suing Israel in International Sports Court

    11.06.16
  • Pushing the Envelope: The World Cup and Arab Revolts Drive Change

    10.24.16
  • A Study in Soft Power Strategy: Iceland 1, Qatar -1

    10.10.16
  • Saudi and Iranian Islamic Scholars Agree: Soccer Poses a Threat

    10.07.16
  • Israeli-Palestinian Struggle Returns to the Soccer Pitch

    09.26.16
  • Egypt Hopes Soccer will help Polish its Tarnished Image

    09.13.16
  • With Mosques Under Surveillance, IS Turns to Soccer for Recruitment

    08.18.16
  • Soccer Investments’ Reputational Risk Catches Up with the UAE

    08.17.16
  • “The Best is Yet to Come”: Munya Maraire Talks the Future of Africa’s Athletics Industry

  • The Top-Down Approach Towards Chinese Investments into Euro Football

  • Saudi Arabia Projects Change, Albeit at a Snail’s Pace

    08.04.16
  • Erdogan vs. Gülen: Power Struggle Comes Full Circle in Turkish Soccer

    08.03.16
  • Port Said Emerges as Egypt’s Focal Point of Soccer-Driven Protest

    07.14.16
  • Sports: A Barometer of Saudi Reform

    07.13.16
  • Jihad v. Soccer: The Islamic State’s Convoluted Love-Hate Relationship

    07.10.16
  • Saudi Soccer Crisis: A Microcosm of What Reform Means for the Kingdom

    07.04.16
  • Religious Conservatism Redefines Symbolism of National Sports Teams

    07.02.16