The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer
Friday, March 24, 2017
Middle East Soccer: Trump’s Israel-Palestine peace making put to the test
by James M. Dorsey Israel and Palestine are gearing up for a crucial battle in world soccer body FIFA about the status of Israeli-...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Protest in Iran: The murky geopolitics of soccer
Source: Ahwaz Monitor By James M. Dorsey Thousands of Iranian Arabs last week attended an AFC Champions League soccer match betw...
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Spreading the Gospel: Asian Leaders Wary of Saudi Religious Diplomacy
Source: Imgur By James M. Dorsey Critics in the Maldives likely sighed relief when Saudi King Salman this week postponed his vis...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Pakistani military engagement: Walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran
By James M. Dorsey Pakistan is emerging as an important military player in the Gulf as its struggles to balance complex relation...
Monday, March 13, 2017
WHY SAUDI ARABIA, CHINA AND ISLAMIC STATE ARE COURTING THE MALDIVES (JMD in SCMP)
WHY SAUDI ARABIA, CHINA AND ISLAMIC STATE ARE COURTING THE MALDIVES As Riyadh and Beijing nurture grandiose plans for...
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