James M. Dorsey, PhD, is an expert on Geopolitics with an emphasis on China, India, Eurasia, and the Middle East, as well as on Sports Governance and the relationship between sports and politics.
Dr. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, a syndicated columnist, and the author of the blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer.
For several decades, Dr. Dorsey served as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Financial Times based in Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, and has been a university-based analyst for the last ten years. He is widely published and consulted by governments, financial institutions, corporations and political risk companies and departments. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as a finalist in several other award competitions.
Dr. Dorsey is a member of the Pre-Goals Advisory Council to the Emir of Qatar, a member of the Advisory Conference on Building World Class Stadiums, and a member of the Advisory Board European Water Partnership.
Consulting Services - Dr. Dorsey's ideal client engagement includes consultation with governments, financial institutions, corporations, and political risk companies with respect to geopolitics in his regions of study, and specifically on:
- International Relations
- Social Movements
- Militant Religion
- Political Violence
- Authoritarian Rule
Dr. Dorsey is also available to consult where sports and politics are at issue internationally.
There’s a déjà vu feeling to this year’s wave of protests across the Arab world. It’s not that this year saw the toppling of the leaders of Algeria and Sudan as a result of popular revolts, a harking back to the 2011 protests that overthrew the leaders of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
Brinkmanship may be his trademark, but Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unlikely to provoke the ire of the international community by launching a nuclear weapons program. Yet, his demand that Turkey have the right to do so highlights the fracturing of the rules-based international order as well as changing regional realities.
Fears of a potential military conflict with Iran may have opened the door to a Saudi-Iranian dialogue against the backdrop of a rethink of US military logistics, involving at least a gradual partial relocation to the United States of command and control operations based in the Gulf for almost four decades.
When Sahar Khodayari this week set herself alight in front of a Tehran courthouse, she indicted world soccer body FIFA, its Asian regional group, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and their presidents, Gianni Infantino and Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.
A bird’s eye view of Asia produces a picture of a continental landscape strewn with minorities on the defensive whose positioning as full-fledged members of society with equal rights and opportunities is either being eroded or severely curtailed.
James M. Dorsey, PhD
This book explores China’s significant economic and security interests in the Middle East and South Asia. To protect its economic and security interests, China is increasingly forced to compromise its long-held foreign policy and defence principles, which include insistence on non-interference in the domestic affairs of others, refusal to envision a foreign military presence, and focus on the development of mutually beneficial economic and commercial relations. The volume shows that China’s need to redefine requirements for the safeguarding of its national interests positioned the country as a regional player in competitive cooperation with the United States and the dominant external actor in the region. The project would be ideal for scholarly audiences interested in Regional Politics, China, South Asia, the Middle East, and economic and security studies.
James M. Dorsey, PhD
James M. Dorsey introduces the reader to the world of Middle Eastern and North African football - an arena where struggles for political control, protest and resistance, self-respect and gender rights are played out. Politics was the midwife of soccer in the region, with many clubs being formed as pro- or anti-colonial platforms and engines of national identity and social justice. This book uncovers the seldom-told story of a game that evokes deep-seated passions.