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Israeli-Palestinian struggle returns to the soccer pitch
By James M. Dorsey Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused world soccer body FIFA
of allowing FIFA-sanctioned matches to be played on occupied land in the West
Bank in violation of FIFA rules and has demanded that the group ensure that
future games be staged w...
By James M. Dorsey Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused world soccer body FIFA of allowing FIFA-sanctioned matches to be played ...
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Politics and Soccer in the Middle East (JMD on Football Scholars Forum)
Politics and Soccer in the Middle East By Peter Alegi | September 19th, 2016  No Comments The  Football Scholars Forum  opened its 2016-17 season on September 19, with a discussion of James Dorsey’s long-awaited new book,  The Turbulent World of Middle East...
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Book launch Lost in Transition: Comparative Political Transitions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East
Remarks by James M. Dorsey at the Asian Research Institute
on 30 August 2016 Political transitions are processes, not momentary events.
They can take a quarter of century if not more. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is as much an
expression of a globa...
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Turkey’s Travails: Purges Worsen Ankara’s Democracy Deficit
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Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi Export of Wahhabism - Remarks at 2016 Exeter Gulf Conference
This book project on Saudi public diplomacy using primarily the kingdom’s financial muscle has had a long gestation. It focuses on the impact of various policies of the kingdom on Muslim communities and nations across the globe. In doing so, I will
concentr...
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Do African, Eastern European athletes make better Arab Olympians? (JMD quoted on Al Arabiya)
Do African, Eastern European athletes make better Arab Olympians? Ruth Jebet of Bahrain leaves track after winning the race. (Reuters) By Ismaeel Naar Al Arabiya English Friday, 19 August 2016 Text size  A   A   A It is every athlete’s dream to win an Olymp...
However, sports experts and observers say the phenomenon is nothing new. “The practice of hiring foreign players is a standard and global practice. It's not necessarily a trend started by the Arabs,” James Dorsey, syndicated columnist and the author of the blog “The Turbulent World of Middle ...
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Struggling for Women’s Rights: International Sports Associations Duck the Gun
By James M.
Dorsey This is
an expanded version of remarks made at Interdisciplinary Net’s Politics, Money
and Sport Places, and Mega Events workshop in Oxford, 13-15 October 2016 This is a
story as much about Saudi Arabia or for that matter about Iran as it...
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Egypt hopes soccer will help polish its tarnished image
By James M Dorsey An Egyptian businessman with close ties to
general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has submitted a bid for the
broadcasting rights of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a move
that is widely seen as an effort to polish th...
By James M Dorsey An Egyptian businessman with close ties to general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has submitted a bid f...
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BOOK LAUNCH: Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (Remarks by Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario)
Remarks by Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario at the Asian Research Institute on 30 August 2016 In November 2015 when we submitted the final manuscript, the
overall tone of the book was upbeat for Southeast Asia.  Except for Thailand, the countries in
Southeast Asia...
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Middle Kingdom eyes abigger role in the Middle East (JMD quoted in Straits Times)
Middle Kingdom eyes abigger role in the Middle East Kor Kian Beng  China
Bureau Chief In Beijing PUBLISHED AUG 30, 2016, 5:00 AM SGT How China handles its involvement may pose
ramifications on other fronts, like its strategic rivalry with the US A recent de...
A recent deal on military cooperation between China and Syria is viewed as a deepening of Beijing's policy towards direct engagement in the domestic affairs of Middle Eastern states, despite its long-held principle of non- interventionism. Observers say how China handles its Middle Eastern ...
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Gulf autocrats and sports corruption: A marriage made in heaven
Remarks at 2016 Exeter Gulf Conference Global soccer and global sports governance have for the past
nine years and certainly since a fateful meeting in late 2010 of the executive
committee of FIFA, the world soccer body, witnessed crisis after crisis.
Invar...
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FSF September: The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer with James Dorsey
FSF September: The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer with James Dorsey   August 17, 2016     alegi     Uncategorized Our seventh season begins on September 19, 2016, with a discussion of FSF member James Dorsey’s long-awaited new book The Turbulent Worl...
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