James M Dorsey is an award-winning journalist and commentator on foreign affairs who has covered ethnic and religious conflict and terrorism across the globe for more than three decades.
The US draft amounts to an effort to put on public display seeming contradictions in Chinese as well as Pakistani policy.
James M Dorsey
Imran Khan will have to ensure equitable economic and social policies for Balochis and address, indeed, both immediate concerns and existential fears.
For now, the Great Game pits China together with Russia, Turkey and Iran against the United States, India, Japan and Australia.
Sports is a useful tool in an environment in which key political players seek to build bridges and narrow differences.
The Turkey-UAE rivalry has spilt from the geopolitical and ideological into competing versions of Islamic history.
China in a seemingly tone-deaf pursuit of its interests is forcing governments to choose between heeding increasingly anti-Chinese public sentiment and pleasing Beijing to ensure continued…
Kazakhs constitute the second largest minority in Xinjiang after Uyghurs.
Trump has so far credibly conveyed his intention of wanting to fully denuclearise North Korea rather than ultimately change its regime, a further indication of the apparent comfort he finds in…
Approximately 1.5 million ethnic Kazakhs are the second largest ethnic minority in Xinjiang after Uyghurs.
Central Asian leaders are walking a tightrope. Officially, they insist that Xinjiang is a Chinese internal affair. At the same time, the leaders are trying to curb domestic criticism.
Ahmad’s plight is part of a region-wide effort to ensure that football fans who played major roles in recent Middle East history don’t get another opportunity.
Both Saudi Arabia and the US are demanding a change of Iran’s regional and defence policies rather than of its regime.
These are tough times for Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s real problems began earlier as a result of its conduct of the Yemen War.
The tone and gestures during Prince Mohammed’s visit contrasted starkly with positions adopted by Imran Khan during his election campaign and immediately after he took office last year.
Saudi investment in Pakistan could complicate Prince Mohammed’s attempts to forge closer economic and security ties with India, in light of the Pakistan-sponsored attack in Kashmir that killed at…