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James M. Dorsey

James M. 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.

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Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

28 November, 2017

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, Tunisia and beyond, writes James M. Dorsey.

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

13 November, 2017

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the country's future, writes James M. Dorsey.

Women's driving: Saudi Prince Mohammed's litmus test

27 September, 2017

Comment: Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive, but the male guardianship that subjects women to the will of their menfolk remains in place, writes James M. Dorsey.

UAE seeks a power shift in Palestine amid Gulf-crisis

09 July, 2017

With attention in the Middle East focused on the Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates is elsewhere seeking to reshape the region in ways that could alter its power dynamics

Saudi-UAE demands challenge the fundamentals of international relations

23 June, 2017

Comment: The Saudi-UAE list of demands would effectively place Qatar under guardianship, and undermine the principle of freedom of expression and national sovereignty, writes James Dorsey.

Saudi-UAE campaign threatens Muslim nations' relations with Qatar

05 June, 2017

Comment: The rupture in Arab diplomatic relations with Qatar raises the stakes for many non-Arab Muslim nations, and threatens to jeopardise their relations with Qatar, writes James Dorsey.

Egyptian football fans set the stage for anti-government protests

24 April, 2016

Egyptian football 'ultra fans' could once again be at the forefront of anti-government protests, as Sisi's policies fail to appease them and address wider issues, argues Dr. James M. Dorsey

Recognising fan-power: Egypt's regime boosts calls for security reform

11 April, 2016

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his brutal regime are beginning to recognise and acknowledge the potential street power of the country's diehard football fans, writes James M. Dorsey.

James M. Dorsey
James M. Dorsey

James M. 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.

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