Sitemap - 2023 - The Turbulent World with James M. Dorsey
Netanyahu appears increasingly caught between a rock and a hard place.
Israel and Hamas grapple with Egyptian Gaza roadmap
Israel Hamas prisoner talks are mired by politics.
Catching flack: Qatar’s Gaza mediation is a balancing act.
Hamas maneuvering complicates efforts to secure new prisoner swaps.
The Gaza war calls into question the moral rectitude of Western democracies.
The UAE walks an ever-tightening geopolitical tightrope.
The Gaza war’s fog complicates separating the wheat from the chaff.
Counterintuitive Palestinian politics: Is Hamas treading a path paved by the PLO?
Religious leaders strive to become peacemakers, not warmongers.
Gaza divides the wheat from the chaff among religious leaders.
Gaza’s Day After may alleviate suffering but promises to be no panacea.
Israeli and Palestinian war crimes? Yes. Genocide? Maybe. A conversation with Omer Bartov
Israeli and Palestinian obstinance, not settlements, obstructs two-state solution.
Arab and Muslim leaders put limited influence and differences on display.
Whither Hamas? A conversation with hostage negotiator Gershon Baskin
Gaza war drowns out sane voices.
Israel in Gaza: No good options
US Gaza war cost-benefit analysis may reach tipping point.
Biden’s Israeli bear hug is a double-edged sword.
Hamas puts Malaysia in a bind.
Israel may win its battle against Hamas but has already lost the war.
Emotions fuel Gaza war and bury hopes for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Middle Eastern history repeats itself or maybe it doesn’t?
The Middle East may never be the same.
The politics of Saudi and Iranian sports
Reforming Islam-How many ways to crack an egg - A conversation with Andrew March.
Saudi-Israeli deal would be a gamechanger but not for the reasons discussed
Keeping Saudi ultra-conservatism alive and kicking: Meet Sheikh Awesome
The Global Enduring Disorder: A conversation with Jason Pack
Confusion and uncertainty shape debate about US Gulf policy.
Libyan Floods and Fault Lines: A conversation with Ethan Chorin
Gulf sports diplomacy could enter choppy waters.
The Indonesian presidential election produces an unexpected twist.
Arab Winter? What Arab Winter?
The Politics of Middle East Sports: A Conversation with Karim Zidan
Spain’s La Liga challenges Gulf states’ business model
Middle East sports go global with politics in tow.
Saudi Arabia and Israel put a high US price tag on diplomatic relations.
Arab youth seek certainty in religion and tradition.
Indonesia pushes a civilizational approach to countering polarisation.
Saudi soccer: A game of geopolitics and religion, not just sports
The UAE: The Middle East’s Teflon Nation
A Saudi Pastime: Poking the United States in the eye.
Bin Salman toys with religious reform
Indian pundits rally in support of Europe's anti-migrant sentiment.
Autocrats shift gears by exporting repression of freedoms.
Qatar: America’s best friend in the Gulf?
French rioters and Palestinian gunmen send similar messages.
A successful Saudi sports blitz takes more than money.
China and others grapple with understanding what the Wagner Group revolt means.
The US lacks credibility, but all is not lost.
Modi's US visit spotlights America's policy choices.
For Indonesia, sports diplomacy is a double-edged sword.
LGBTQ emerges as a litmus test for limits of Saudi reforms
Rebalancing US-Saudi relations
Saudi Arabia’s high-profile sports blitz is off to a mixed start.
Gulf support for Turkey’s Erdogan is about more than economics.
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Gulf states test the boundaries of their agency
Shiites, not Jews, emerge as a touchstone of Saudi moderation
Culture wars bubble under Arab surfaces
Are Muslim religious conservatism and political Islam making a comeback?
Sudan tests the limits of Middle Eastern de-escalation.
Middle Eastern rivalries are alive and kicking despite de-escalation
Is Central Asia and the Caucasus the Indo-Pacific’s next stop?
Syrian President Al-Assad plays a strong hand in diplomatic poker.
Shaping a 21st-century world order: The nation-state vs the civilizational state
The Qatar World Cup has come and gone, but the debate continues.
The Qatar World Cup Has Come And Gone, But The Debate Continues.
Anglican schism is not just about theology. It’s about geopolitics too.
Anglican Schism Is Not Just About Theology. It’s About Geopolitics Too
In The Black Hole: James M. Dorsey on the Battle for the Soul of Islam
In The Black Hole - James M. Dorsey On The Battle For The Soul Of Islam
Confronting problematic tenets of religious law: Judaism could follow Islam.
Confronting Problematic Tenets Of Religious Law - Judaism Could Follow Islam
Religion inspired the nation-state, but politics made the difference.
Religion Inspired The Nation - State, But Politics Made The Difference
Sports are a potential bellwether of how Middle Eastern states manage their differences.
Sports Are A Potential Bellwether Of How Middle Eastern States Manage Their Differences
The fallacy of a US withdrawal from the Middle East
The Fallacy Of A US Withdrawal From The Middle East
Putting Hindu nationalists on the spot
Putting Hindu Nationalists On The Spot
A battle for the soul of Islam plays out in a Bahrain courtroom.
A Battle For The Soul Of Islam Plays Out In A Bahrain Courtroom
Reforming Islamic jurisprudence shapes the battle to define moderate Islam.
Reforming Islamic Jurisprudence Shapes The Battle To Define Moderate Islam
Unleashing an Iranian tiger
Unleashing An Iranian Tiger
Jihadists target Africa and Afghanistan, but also eye China and Russia
Today Jihadists Focus On Africa And Afghanistan, But They Also Eye China And Russia
Bali governor puts Indonesia on the spot.
Bali Governor Puts Indonesia On The Spot
Arab plan for Syria puts US and Europe in a bind.
Arab Plan For Syria Puts US And Europe In A Bind
China’s Saudi Iranian mediation spotlights flawed regional security policies.
China’s Saudi Iranian Mediation Spotlights Flawed Regional Security Policies
Saudi sports blitz encounters headwinds.
Saudi Sports Blitz Encounters Headwinds
Saudi Iranian détente potentially sparks paradigm shifts.
Saudi Iranian Détente Potentially Sparks Paradigm Shifts
Debates about Islamic reform loom larger as Ramadan approaches.
Debates About Islamic Reform Loom Larger As Ramadan Approaches
Saudi crown prince balances on Saudi-US-Israeli-Iranian tightrope
Saudi Crown Prince Balances On Saudi - US - Israeli Tightrope
Iran upgrades perceptions of Saudi threat
Iran Upgrades Perceptions Of Saudi Threat
Bahrain prosecutes religious reformers: traditionalists fight back.
Bahrain Prosecutes Religious Reformers Traditionalists Fight Back
A US trump card in Gulf geopolitics: capacity-enhancing security cooperation
A US Trump Card In Gulf Geopolitics Capacity - Enhancing Security Cooperation
Saudi sports strategy challenges global sports governors and activists alike
Saudi Sports Strategy Challenges Global Sports Governors And Activists Alike
UAE's mastery of playing both sides against the middle has its limits.
UAE's Mastery Of Playing Both Sides Against The Middle Has Its Limits
Hindu-Muslim dialogue progresses cautiously.
Hindu - Muslim Dialogue Progresses Cautiously
Saudi columnists bolster calls for reform of Muslim religious law.
Saudi Columnists Bolster Calls For Reform Of Muslim Religious Law
India could be this decade’s China.
India Could Be This Decade’s China
Who are genuine Muslim moderates? Separating the wheat from the chafe
Who Are Genuine Muslim Moderates Separating The Wheat From The Chafe
Protest in Iran: A Middle Eastern déjà vu with a twist of irony
Protest In Iran A Middle Eastern Déjà Vu With A Twist Of Irony
Israelis and Palestinians do what they do best, but for the wrong reasons
Israelis And Palestinians Do What They Do Best, But For The Wrong Reasons
Shaping a 21st-century world order amounts to a patchwork
Shaping A 21st - Century World Order Amounts To A Patchwork
‘Saudi First’ aid policy marries geopolitics with economics
‘Saudi First’ Aid Policy Marries Geopolitics With Economics
Stepping back from the abyss: A conversation with Indian Muslim thinker A. Faizur Rahman
Stepping Back From The Abyss A Conversation With Indian Muslim Thinker A. Faizur Rahman
To engage or not engage. Hindus and Muslims suss each other out
To Engage Or Not Engage. Hindus And Muslims Suss Each Other Out
Neither Saudi Arabia nor market concerns dent Dubai’s real estate market
Neither Saudi Arabia Nor Market Concerns Dent Dubai’s Real Estate Market
For the UAE and others, its business as usual with Israel
For The UAE And Others, Its Business As Usual With Israel
Saudi Arabia milks Ronaldo, for what it’s worth
Saudi Arabia Milks Ronaldo, For What It’s Worth
Challenging China: Turkey walks a fine line on repressed Uighurs
Challenging China Turkey Walks A Fine Line On Repressed Uighurs
Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia: A game of one-upmanship
Ronaldo’s Move To Saudi Arabia - A Game Of One - Upmanship
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