James M Dorsey

James M Dorsey

Commentator

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.

Opinions/Stories

Refugees could become the worst victims of coronavirus pandemic

It’s just a matter of time before the human carnage hits camps for refugees and displaced persons across the globe.

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Playing for higher stakes: Saudi Arabia gambles on oil war with Russia

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince may not be the only one to suffer consequences of the oil war, but his may be a tougher struggle because it involves restoration of trust.

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Coronavirus outbreak: How Middle-East is dealing with the global pandemic

There is little indication that Middle Eastern rulers are learning the lessons of the Coronavirus’ devastating effect.

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Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump, US policy towards the Gulf will change regardless

The changing landscape is likely to be driven by the US desire to reduce its military commitment and nagging Gulf doubts about US reliability.

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The long-term political fallout of Coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads, so does its likely political fallout.

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Eastern Mediterranean region: A microcosm of regional and global battles

Laying bare the multiple disputes being fought on the back of the Eastern Mediterranean with its natural gas reserves of 122 trillion cubic feet resembles peeling an onion.  

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War threatens to spill beyond Syria’s borders

Much of the criticism focuses on the government’s failure to improve economic and living conditions, but shies away from calls for regime change.

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Presidential elections will determine how US foreign policy is redefined

With Donald J. Trump the undisputed Republican candidate and Bernie Sanders the Democratic frontrunner, the fight for the highest office in the land could be one between two very different but no…

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By regulating social media, Pakistan puts freedom of expression at the core of struggle

Pakistan justified the rules with the need to combat hate speech, blasphemy, alleged fake news and online harassment of women.

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Erdogan battles on multiple fronts in risky regional power bid

As he battles on multiple regional fronts, Erdogan is walking a finely calibrated tightrope

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Donald Trump's peace plan puts Israel on the cutting edge

Donald Trump’s approach towards solving the Israel-Palestine conflict threatens to put Israel at the cutting edge of the struggle to shape a new world order

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Protesters push Arab militaries off their pedestal

A decade of anti-government protests in the Arab world undermined the military’s position as one of the most trusted institutions.

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Saudi Arabia and Iran: No place for persecuted minorities

Fighting evil would mean that arrangements are found for Uighurs rendered without valid documents as a result of Chinese policy

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Iran crisis test drives fundaments of Donald Trump’s foreign policy

'The Iranian regime doesn’t need to trust America or Trump to strike a deal; it just needs to act as a rational actor to avoid collapse,' said Goldberg, who backed by former national security…

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The battle for Libya: UAE calls the shots

Stepping up involvement in Libya risks Egypt becoming embroiled in two conflicts at the same time.

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