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The Middle East: Who says popular quest for change has been quelled?
By James M. Dorsey A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries
have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and
military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up
for rights in the Middle...
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Is Hamas Winning the Gaza War? (JMD in Global Education Magazine)
By James M. Dorsey Abstract Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the
war in Gaza no matter what Hamas and Israel say. The signs of changing
attitudes of Israel and Hamas towards one another go significantly beyond the
fact that the two swo...
Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza no matter what Hamas and Israel say. The signs of changing attitudes of Israel and Hamas towards one another go significantly beyond the fact that the two sworn enemies who refuse to recognize one another are negotiating even ...
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Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with the Survival of the Islamic State
‘The king is dead, long live the king’ Reports that self-declared caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the
leader of the Islamic State, was seriously wounded in a coalition strike in
early 2015 has done little to weaken the group as it fights multiple battles in
Ir...
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Saudi Arabia and Iran: Volatile Political Geography of Oil and Minorities
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Commentary is a platform to provide timely and, where appropriate,
policy-relevant commentary and analysis of topical issues and contemporary
developments. The views of the authors are their own and do not represent the
official position of the S. Raja...
RSIS Commentary is a platform to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy-relevant commentary and analysis of topical issues and contemporary developments. The views of the authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, ...
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Israel and Palestine play high stakes soccer
By James M. Dorsey Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with
Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win
and that could prove to produce a bruising loss. The stakes for Israel ‎ are far higher than for
Palest...
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Yemen Conflict and Arab Uprising: Regional Fissures and Repercussions
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Commentary is a platform to provide timely and, where appropriate,
policy-relevant commentary and analysis of topical issues and contemporary
developments. The views of the authors are their own and do not represent the
official position of the S. Raja...
RSIS Commentary is a platform to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy-relevant commentary and analysis of topical issues and contemporary developments. The views of the authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, ...
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Turkish soccer supports Erdogan’s war against the Kurds
By James M. Dorsey The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), in a demonstration of
the inseparable ties between sports and politics, has effectively declared its
support for renewed Turkish-Kurdish hostilities designed to enhance the
prospects of President Rec...
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Mid-East Debate Turns to ISIS Longevity (JMD quoted in The Media Line)
Mid-East Debate Turns to ISIS Longevity By  Robert Swift   | The Media Line August 26, 2015 Members of the Iraqi paramilitary Popular Mobilization units celebrate with a flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) group after retaking the village of Albu Ajil, near th...
Members of the Iraqi paramilitary Popular Mobilization units celebrate with a flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) group after retaking the village of Albu Ajil, near the city of Tikrit, from the jihadist group, on March 9, 2015. (Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) ...
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Militant soccer fans claim responsibility for Cairo bombing
By James M. Dorsey A shadowy group of militant soccer fans that has largely
lied low since it participated in mass anti-government protests in 2013 that
led to the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has claimed
responsibility for a car ...
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A Turkish stadium harbours a stark message for multiculturalism
Source: John Blazing / Thisisfootballislife.com By James M. Dorsey A condemned Turkish stadium harbours a dark warning of the
long-term consequences of ethnic cleansing or what Turks euphemistically call
the population exchange almost a century ago when Tur...
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Israel struggles with racist underground
By James M. Dorsey Israel is struggling with how to deal with groups some of
which are underground that are linked to a banned nationalist political party that
has emerged at the core of recent racist, anti-Palestinian incidents and
include a militant socce...
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Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, le cheikh faiseur de rois de la FIFA (JMD quoted in Le Monde)
Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, le cheikh faiseur de rois de la FIFA LE MONDE SPORT ET FORME  |  23.07.2015 à 15h44  • Mis à jour le  30.07.2015 à 14h27  | Par  Clément Guillou Abonnez-vous à partir de 1 €  Réagir  Classer Partager   facebook   twitter   google + ...
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La première fois que le cheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah a croisé la route de Michel Platini, il lui a sans doute parlé de son père. Une vieille connaissance qui, durant la rencontre France-Koweït de la Coupe du monde 1982, avait débarqué sur le terrain pour faire annuler le quatrième but français ...
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