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Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sands, Essays on Sports and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sands, Essays on Sports and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sands, Essays on Sports and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Nuclear energy; Saudi Arabia’s coming Washington battle

11/25/2018
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When Saudi General Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz went shopping in the late 1980s for Chinese medium-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear, chemical or biological warheads he made no bones about keeping the United States, one of the kingdom’s closest ally, in the dark. The incident coupled with more recent Saudi statements and the kingdom’s inability to present from the outset a credible and sustainable version of events surrounding the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the...

Duration:00:09:51

Chinese consulate attack puts Pakistan between a rock and a hard place

11/23/2018
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Two attacks in Pakistan, including a brazen assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, are likely to complicate prime minister Imran Khan’s efforts to renegotiate China’s massive, controversial Belt and Road investments as well as an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout and ensure that Pakistan is shielded from blacklisting by an international anti-money laundering and terrorism finance watchdog.

Duration:00:07:42

The Khashoggi crisis: (Re)Shaping US politics as well as relations with Saudi Arabia

11/20/2018
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The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have gotten more than they bargained for. The killing has sparked multiple battles that are likely in coming months to shape relationships ranging from that between the United States and Saudi Arabia to those between US President Donald J, Trump, his Republican party, the US Congress, and the country’s intelligence community.

Duration:00:08:46

Radio Sputnik discusses reports of CIA findings about Khashoggi with James Dorsey

11/18/2018
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Turkish media has revealed a second audio tape related to Khashoggi's murder pointing at the premediated nature of this crime. Earlier, the Washington Post reported CIA findings indicating that Saudi Crown Prince - Mohammad bin Salman - had ordered the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month. Radio Sputnik discussed the reported CIA findings with James Dorsey, senior fellow at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore and a veteran,...

Duration:00:04:17

Saudi sports diplomacy: A mirror image of the kingdom’s already challenged policies

11/16/2018
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Saudi sports diplomacy is proving to be a mirror image of the kingdom’s challenged domestic, regional and foreign policies.

Duration:00:12:35

The Khashoggi crisis: Saudi Arabia braces for tougher post-election US attitude

11/9/2018
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Saudi Arabia is bracing itself for a potentially more strained relationship with the United States in the wake of Democrats gaining control of the House of Representatives in this week’s mid-term elections and mounting Turkish efforts to corner the kingdom in the Khashoggi crisis.

Duration:00:08:06

Strange bedfellows: Ideology trumps defense of ethnic, religious and minority rights

11/7/2018
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A global rise of nationalist and populist tendencies has not only given anti-migrant, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and racist tendencies a new lease on life, but opened the door to alliances between groups that once would have had nothing to do with one another.

Duration:00:09:04

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

11/3/2018
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The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and potential Western sanctions against Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed debate about the value of the longstanding alliance between the United States and the kingdom.

Duration:00:09:32

Saudi Arabia and Iran: When it comes to exiles, the pot calls the kettle black

10/31/2018
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If Saudi Arabia is under pressure to give chapter and verse on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul, Iran risks straining relations with Europe at a time that it needs European support the most by targeting ethnic rights activists.

Duration:00:08:58

Reforming the Faith: Indonesia’s battle for the soul of Islam

10/30/2018
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Indonesia's Nahdlatul Ulama, with 94 million members the world’s largest Sunni Muslim movement, is bent on reforming Islam.

Duration:00:10:23

The Khashoggi killing and Saudi money

10/22/2018
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Davos in the Desert 2018, the Saudi investment conference begins on Tuesday. The Saudis are significant investors in global financial , technology and media industries. Over a month ago, hundreds of western politicians and business executives were eager to attend. But the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October has seen an overwhelming boycott of the conference.

Duration:00:19:27

KHASHOGGI KILLING - SAUDIS SCREW - UP BFM 28102018

10/22/2018
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The disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month in Istanbul has rocked the international community and tarnished the progressive image of Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman. After initially denying any involvement in his disappearance, Saudi Arabia has now finally admitted that Khashoggi was murdered, saying that the act was a "tremendous mistake". BFM89.9 on the line with Dr. James M. Dorsey, Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International...

Duration:00:10:34

MbS: For better or for worse?

10/21/2018
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Embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could prove to be not only a cat with nine lives but also one that makes even stranger jumps.

Duration:00:10:31

A gruesome murder bares world powers’ flawed policies

10/20/2018
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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder raises fundamental questions that go far beyond Middle Eastern geopolitics.

Duration:00:08:18

Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle East

10/18/2018
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Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights fundamentally different investment strategies and environments in the bulk of Asia and the oil-rich Gulf states, the continent’s most western flank.

Duration:00:07:28

Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage

10/16/2018
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With Turkish investigators asserting that they have found further evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed when he visited the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Turkey appears to be leveraging the case to enhance its position as a leader of the Islamic World and reposition itself as a key US ally.

Duration:00:09:55

MbS: Riding roughshod or playing a risky game of bluff poker?

10/15/2018
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A stalemate in efforts to determine what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is threatening to escalate into a crisis that could usher in a new era in relations between the United States and some of its closest Arab allies as well as in the region’s energy politics.

Duration:00:11:44

Kazakh court case tests Chinese power

10/14/2018
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A Kazakh court is set to put to the test China’s ability to impose its will and strongarm Muslim nations into remaining silent about its brutal crackdown on Turkic Muslims in the north-western province of Xinjiang.

Duration:00:07:39

Jamal Khashoggi rejiggers the Middle East at potentially horribly cost

10/11/2018
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The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East.

Duration:00:06:18

Remodelling the Belt and Road: Pakistan picks up the torch

10/9/2018
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Pakistan, following in the footsteps of Malaysia and Myanmar, is the latest country to balk at the China and infrastructure focus of Beijing’s Belt and Road-related investments.

Duration:00:09:49