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 Killing of Qassem Soleimani: The US Misreads the Tea Leaves

The killing of Mr. Soleimani is bound to boost the hardliners in Tehran who are now expected to win next month’s Iranian parliamentary election.

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Now Russia Accuses China of Technology Theft

China’s copycatting hunger knows no ideological boundaries: Reflections on the fragility of presumed anti-U.S. alliances.

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Prague Vs. China, Inc.

Czech capital’s mayor stands up to China and positions himself both on principle and in Czech politics.

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Trump and Erdogan’s Blind Spot

Black Sea falls by the wayside in impeachment controversy.

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Pakistan: Islamists Join the Global Protest Fray

Pakistan, long viewed as an incubator of religious militancy, is gearing up for a battle over the future of the country’s notorious Madrassas.

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Turkey and the Kurds: What Goes Around Comes Around

Erdogan neglected alternative options that could have strengthened Turkey’s position — without sparking the ire of much of the international community.

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Putin (Clumsily) Seeks to Exploit Gulf Tensions

Putin still has much to learn to make the most of the opportunities that arise from the United States’ strategic shifts and tactical fumbles.

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Modi Seizes Kashmir

The Kashmir crisis spotlights what a civilizational world looks like. Modi, Netanyahu, Xi and Trump stand united in their disregard for international law.

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1984 Revisited: The Rise of the Neo-Authoritarians

The graphic warnings in George Orwell’s prophetic novel 1984 are as relevant today as they were when it was first published 70 years ago.

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Erdogan’s Risky China Gamble

Official Turkish delegation to inspect troubled Xinjiang.

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