James M. Dorsey

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

Dismantling Global Hindutava

The extremes of the political spectrum are crushing the political center and breeding radicalism

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Comparing Textbooks: Even Afghanistan Scores Better Than Pakistan

Societal struggles and reform often take unexpected turns in vast swaths of land stretching from the Middle East into Central Asia.

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Afghanistan: Lessons for the Gulf Region

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will likely clarify the Gulf’s security options. Are Russia and China alternatives?

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Afghanistan: A Bellwether for Saudi-Iranian Rivalry?

Afghanistan could emerge as a venue for Middle Eastern rivalries.

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Israel: Confronting Central European Revisionism

How Israel’s new foreign minister deprives Central European nations of moral cover

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Pakistan Quo Vadis?

Why Pakistan’s education “reform” is likely to raise eyebrows in Washington and Beijing.

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Sports and Human Rights: Athletes Speak Out

The idea long promoted by international sports federations that sports and politics are unrelated has always been an illusion.

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The Radicalism of Turkish, Not Saudi, Schoolbooks

Mr. Erdogan’s actions at home undermine any suggestion that he is adhering to values projected by Europe and U.S. President Joe Biden.

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Israel and the Arab World: A Tectonic Shift

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The truly historic nature of the UAE-Israel deal is in the fine print.

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Whither the Arab and the Muslim World?

The UAE’s recognition of Israel puts Saudi Arabia more than any other Gulf state in the hot seat.

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