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James M. Dorsey
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Middle East Soccer: Trump’s Israel-Palestine Peace Making Put To The Test – Analysis

27 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

Israel and Palestine are gearing up for a crucial battle in world soccer body FIFA about the status of Israeli-occupied territory that is likely to foreshadow President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to revive long-stalled Middle…

Fighters belonging to the Islamic State group in Anbar, Iraq. Photo from Islamic State propaganda.

Defeating The Islamic State: A War Mired In Contradictions – Analysis

26 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to manoeuvre the Middle East and North Africa’s murky world of ever shifting alliances and labyrinth of…


Protest In Iran: The Murky Geopolitics Of Soccer – Analysis

22 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

Thousands of Iranian Arabs last week attended an AFC Champions League soccer match between Esteghlal Ahvaz FC and Qatar’s Lekhwiya SC dressed in traditional Arab garb in protest what an opposition news website dubbed were…

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Photo Credit: US Secretary of Defense, Wikipedia Commons.

Spreading The Gospel: Asian Leaders Wary Of Saudi Religious Diplomacy – Analysis

20 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Religion

Critics in the Maldives likely sighed relief when Saudi King Salman this week postponed his visit because of an outbreak of flu. The flu is however unlikely to halt a planned massive Saudi investment or…

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16s. U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo, Wikipedia Commons.

Pakistani Military Engagement: Walking Fine Line Between Saudi Arabia And Iran – Analysis

15 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

Pakistan is emerging as an important military player in the Gulf as its struggles to balance complex relations with regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran and diverging approaches by different branches of its government. Pakistan’s…