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 visit to assess the situation in Xinjiang was agreed in talks with Chinese leaders when Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the issue during a recent visit to Beijing
James M Dorsey
A political crisis in Georgia challenges the fundament of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s effort to project Russia as a major power
Donald Trump and other senior US officials reiterated in recent days that they would not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon
Russia advised the Sudanese military to use fake news and videos to portray demonstrators as anti-Islamic, pro-Israeli
It will be the first time that the world’s foremost mega sporting event is held in the Arab world, a soccer crazy region
The situation also suggests that the regional struggle between forces of change and ancient régimes and militaries backed by the UAE and Saudi Arabia is far from decided.
Protests in the Middle East are not isolated incidents but the most dramatic part of a more global wave prompted by a loss of public confidence in leaders and political systems.
The US draft amounts to an effort to put on public display seeming contradictions in Chinese as well as Pakistani policy.
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…