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The Turbulent World with James M. Dorsey

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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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Singapore

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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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English

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Episodes
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Israel’s Self - Declared Gaza Safe Zones Are Catch - 22 Death Traps

7/14/2024
Israel’s self-declared safe zones trap the Jewish state in the contradictions of its nine-month-long failed campaign to destroy Hamas. It’s one and one is two that Hamas operatives seek cover in such zones.

Duration:00:08:38

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Israel Kills Dozens Of Displaced Palestinians In Al - Mawasi, Khan Younis TRT JMD 130724

7/13/2024
An Israeli attack on the south of the Gaza Strip on Saturday killed dozens of people according to the health ministry in Gaza, while an Israeli official said the offensive targeted the head of Hamas' military wing Mohammad Daif according to the Israelis.

Duration:00:03:54

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Walking A Tightrope, Netanyahu Struggles To Maintain His Balance

7/11/2024
The coming days and weeks will clarify whether the Biden administration has succeeded in bridging the yawning gap that has dogged the ceasefire efforts for months or whether Mr. Netanyahu and Hamas are going through the motions to ensure that the other gets the blame if renewed talks fail. Subscribe to jamesmdorsey.substack.com for more updates. https://jamesmdorsey.substack.com

Duration:00:10:17

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Soft Power Islam - The Geopolitical Contest Over ‘Moderate Islam’

7/9/2024
The past few decades—since 9/11 in particular—have seen the increasing prominence of ‘moderate Islam’ in the public sphere. But who gets to define what this term means? How are these different definitions projected to wider Muslim, and non-Muslim, audiences? And what are the political implications of these varied versions of ‘moderate Islam,’ whether locally or internationally?

Duration:01:01:38

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Widening Rift With The Military Puts Netanyahu In A Tight Spot

7/8/2024
Imagine Gaza if Israel were to agree today to a permanent ceasefire and a complete troop withdrawal from the Strip. One of two things would happen: Hamas would return to power and/or continued anarchy in the absence of a credible post-war administration of the territory.

Duration:00:10:33

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New Soccer Stadium Seals Marriage Between Gulf Capital And Egyptian Crony Capitalism

7/6/2024
A one-time revolutionary Egyptian force, the storied Egyptian soccer club Al Ahly FC is today the latest Emirati trophy in regional competition between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and a potential symbol of Egyptian crony capitalism.

Duration:00:10:38

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Palestine Is A Double - Edged Sword For Egyptian President Al - Sisi

7/3/2024
There’s a silver lining for Egypt in the Gaza war. Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, much like his predecessors, would like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be a lightning rod that distracts from mounting frustration and anger at his regime. To be sure, Mr. Al-Sisi has to tread carefully.

Duration:00:09:15

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New Soccer Stadium Seals Marriage Between Gulf Capital And Egyptian Crony Capitalism

7/2/2024
For much of the last decade, discussion of soccer among ultra-conservative Muslims faded into the background while Islamic militants appeared to set their sights elsewhere. That could change with the current European football championship and next month’s Paris Olympics. For now, the Gaza war’s mobilizing effect will likely primarily manifest itself in pro-Palestinian protests rather than violent attacks.

Duration:00:10:38

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The Gaza War Is About More Than Binyamin Netanyahu’s Political Fortunes

6/30/2024
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s refusal to end the Gaza war is about much more than avoiding a reckoning that could end his political life and potentially land him in prison.

Duration:00:12:38

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Is Lebanon Israeli Settlers’ Next Frontier

6/24/2024
Even by Israeli standards, Uri Tzafon (Awaken North) is a far-right fringe group. Amid mounting tension with Lebanese Shiite political group and militia, Hezbollah, along the Lebanon-Israel border, Uri Tzafon is calling for Israeli settlement of southern Lebanon.

Duration:00:11:24

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The Israeli Military Isn’t What It Once Was

6/22/2024
The Dahiya doctrine that mandates the destruction of infrastructure, images of Gaza’s devastation, IDF soldiers’ social media postings, and inflammatory statements by officials, politicians, religious figures, and pundits call into question Israeli assertions that its military is among the world’s “most moral.”

Duration:00:12:18

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Israeli Setbacks Empower Hamas - Assousa

6/17/2024
Israeli military triumphs and exploits often produce battlefield victories that fail to garner political gains. The Gaza war has changed that paradigm.

Duration:00:13:50

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Thinking The Unthinkable - Israeli Occupation Instead Of A Ceasefire

6/15/2024
A former Israeli hostage negotiator suggests Hamas may be willing to shift the paradigm in Gaza ceasefire negotiations.

Duration:00:18:22

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Covert Wars

6/12/2024
Gaza is not one but multiple wars. Beyond the horrors of the kinetic war in the Strip, Israel, the Palestinians, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and multiple political groups, including pro-Palestinian students, supporters of Israel, and right-wing forces, are waging often inter-connected Gaza-related information wars.

Duration:00:20:25

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Next Week Could Be Make Or Break For Binyamin Netanyahu

6/8/2024
The coming week or two could determine Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s political fate and reshape the Biden administration’s support for Israel’s Gaza war. That is, if Mr. Netanyahu fails to comply with war cabinet member Benny Gantz’s demand that the prime minister produce a plan for the post-war administration of Gaza by June 8 and Mr. Gantz makes good on his threat to resign.

Duration:00:11:01

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Israel And Its Supporters Turn Palestine Into A Litmus Test Of Democracy.

6/2/2024
Innocent Palestinians bear the brunt of Israel’s Gaza war, but they are not the only victims of the conflict. So are freedoms of expression, the media, and academia in the West, as well as Arab autocracies.

Duration:00:17:02

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King Abdullah Of Joran Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place

5/28/2024
Jordan's King Abdullah is caught between a rock and a hard place.

Duration:00:11:11

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Antisemitism Threatens Jews, And Occupation Threatens Judaism

5/25/2024
Israel’s territorial claims, West Bank policies, and Gaza war conduct shine a spotlight on problematic Jewish religious legal precepts, much like the 9/11 Al Qaeda attacks did with Islam.

Duration:00:19:15

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The Quest For Religious Reform Goes Global.

5/23/2024
For more than two decades, jihadists took pride in place as symbols of extremism and illustrations of the need for religious reform. They made Islam the focus of post-9/11 calls for religious change and moderation. Today, Islam no longer stands alone. One of the world’s foremost faiths, Islam has been joined by most major religions that have long flown under the radar.

Duration:00:25:27

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The Greater Middle East Is A Ticking Time Bomb (Part 2)

5/18/2024
It goes without saying that the Palestinian issue touches many across the Greater Middle East. Israel and the world’s inability or unwillingness to help Palestinians secure their rights and Palestinians’ sense of not being accorded the dignity and respect accorded to others mirrors a quest for recognition and dignity across the region.

Duration:00:20:10