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The pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing through a minefield
By James M. Dorsey Billed as a bid to stimulate inter-faith dialogue, Pope
Francis, on a visit to Egypt , is tiptoeing through a religious and
geopolitical minefield. Designed to improve the fragile position of Christians and
other minorities in the Middle ...

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Saudi ultra-conservatives take anti-reform stand on women’s sports
Saudi human rights activist Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s Shura or Advisory Council, in a sign that the
kingdom is polarized over Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s plans to
diversify and streamline the economy and lib...

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Rouhani’s defeat in upcoming election to put nuclear deal at risk‎ (JMD quoted on Trend)
Rouhani’s defeat in upcoming election to put nuclear deal at risk‎ 25 April 2017 17:33 (UTC+04:00)         Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 25 By Fatih Karimov – Trend: If President Hassan Rouhani loses the upcoming presidential election to his conservative rivals, t...

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Trump and China risk sparking dangerous Middle East arms race
By James M. Dorsey Forced to acknowledge that Iran is complying with the
nuclear agreement it concluded two years ago with the world’s major powers, US
President Donald J. Trump appears to be groping for ways to provoke Iran to
back out of the deal. If succ...

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King Scales Back Austerity Plan That Set Saudis Grumbling (JMD quoted on Bloomberg)
King Scales Back Austerity Plan That Set Saudis Grumbling By Glen Carey , Nadeem Hamid and Vivian Nereim Updated on    April 24, 2017, 12:03 am Published on April 23, 2017, 7:28 am (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia’s King Salman restored bonuses and
allowances fo...

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Settlements and Soccer (JMD on Peace Now podcast)
#9: Settlements and Soccer Apr 22, 2017 What does Israel’s West Bank settlement policy have to do with international soccer? Dr. James M. Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and the co-director of the University of W...

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Pakistan’s lurch towards ultra-conservativism abetted by Saudi-inspired pyramid scheme (Part 1)
By James M. Dorsey Introduction Pakistan has been for at least four decades a major theatre of operations in the global struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for dominance in the Muslim world. The stakes for both regional powers are high given that Pakista...

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Pakistan’s lurch towards ultra-conservativism abetted by Saudi-inspired pyramid scheme (Part 1)
By James M. Dorsey Introduction Pakistan has been for at least four decades a major theatre
of operations in the global struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for dominance
in the Muslim world. The stakes for both regional powers are high given that
Pakista...

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Pakistan’s lurch towards ultra-conservativism abetted by Saudi-inspired pyramid scheme (Part 2)
Breeding extremism Malik was but the last incident that raised questions about
Al Huda. Other incidents have also fuelled suspicions that Al Huda’s teachings
contribute to an enabling environment in which militancy and radicalism can
flourish. Al Huda and H...

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FIFA Congress: An Israeli-Palestinian battleground
By James M. Dorsey Next month’s annual congress of world soccer body FIFA is likely
to become the first international forum since US President Donald J. Trump took
office to debate Israel’s controversial settlement policy on the occupied West
Bank. Israeli ...
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