The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Trading Jerusalem for Iran
By James M. Dorsey US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial Americ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?
Source: YourNewsWire.com By James M. Dorsey Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indic...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Arab anger: Governments and protesters walk a fine line
Credit: The Black Iris By James M. Dorsey A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa a...
Sunday, December 10, 2017
China leverages Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political environment
By James M. Dorsey A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50...
Friday, December 8, 2017
Tackling Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism: A Pakistani-US collision in the making
By James M. Dorsey A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military co...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Trump's recognition of Jerusalem: Letting a genie out of the bottle
By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s ...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Qatari Wahhabism vs. Saudi Wahhabism and the perils of top-down change
Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad inaugurates the Mohammed ibn Abdul Wahhab Mosque By James M. Dorsey A multi-domed, sand-coloured, archi...
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