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.
Russia has sought to capitalise in other parts of the world, particularly Africa, on its newly found credibility in the Middle East as part of its projection of itself as a world power on par with…
James M Dorsey
Protests in Lebanon have evolved into more than a fight against failed and corrupt government that has long stymied development in the Middle East and North Africa.
Reflecting a global breakdown in confidence in political systems and leadership, the quest for dignity and social justice links protests in various protests
Turkey has been counting on China to help it resolve its economic problems.
Turkey President Recep Erdogan appears to believe that if Putin can pull it off, so can he.
With the backing of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin seems a much more reliable partner than Donald Trump
The irony is that the Trump administration has for the first time elevated human rights to a US foreign policy goal in export control policy despite its overall lack of concern for such rights.…
Lessons learnt would have meant addressing those concerns before its too late and spill into the streets in massive votes of no-confidence against the political and economic system and its leaders…
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has welcomed potential face-to-face talks between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Saudi and Iranian leaders, in a gleam of hope that the two countries may be inching towards one another, expressed an interest in resolving issues politically rather than militarily.
Donald Trump can claim some credit for Saudi Arabia’s emerging adoption of a more cautious approach.
Attention is likely to focus on beefing up the security of key Saudi oil facilities after drone and missile attacks
Neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States is rushing to retaliate for a brazen, allegedly Iranian attack that severely damaged two of the kingdom’s key oil facilities.
Sahar Khodayari's death has put the responsibility on the Iranian government for its discrimination of women and on global and regional soccer governors for allowing Iran to get away with it.
The US-Taliban talks cancellation reduces fears harboured in recent weeks by Netanyahu and the Israeli intelligence community that the US president may reverse his hardline on Iran