James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and an award-winning journalist. [Singapore]

The Khashoggi Murder: How Saudi Arabia Tries to Extricate Itself

To counter possible U.S. pressure, the kingdom is trying to diversify its arms suppliers and bolster domestic support for crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Spineless: The Real Meaning of Smoothing-Over Khashoggi’s Murder

A gruesome murder bares world powers’ flawed policies.

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Is Saudi Arabia Getting Unmoored?

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is showing traits which Iraq’s Saddam Hussein had previously put on display.

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Saudi Arabia’s Jig’s Up: Khashoggi Case Reshapes the Middle East

The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East.

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia: Engaged in a Journalist-Snatching Alliance?

A Saudi journalist’s disappearance challenges fragile Middle Eastern pragmatism.

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The US and Iran Battle It out at the UN

Presidents Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani risk fueling a conflict that could escalate out of hand.

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Party Vs. Faith: China Drafts Restrictions for All Religions

UN and U.S. criticism put pressure on the Islamic world to speak out against China’s actions to rein in Islam at home.

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UK: Aimlessly Aiding and Abetting Saudi Arabia?

New report questions Saudi Arabia’s utility for Britain.

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Pakistan: Playing Politics with Religion

By seizing on the blasphemy issue, Imran Khan puts himself between a rock and a hard place.

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The Turkey-China Debt Nexus

Turkey’s financial crisis raises questions about China’s debt-driven development model.

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