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COLUMNISTS
James M. Dorsey
James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, co-director of the Institute of Fan Culture of the University of Würzburg in Germany, and the author of the acclaimed blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, and book of the same name.

An award-winning, veteran journalist, James has covered ethnic and religious conflict in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He has been based across the Middle East in Cairo, Jerusalem, Tehran, Kuwait, Cairo, Dubai and Riyadh as well as in Europe in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Nicosia, Athens and Istanbul and in the Americas in Washington, Lima and Panama City.

COLUMNISTS
James M. Dorsey
James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, co-director of the Institute of Fan Culture of the University of Würzburg in Germany, and the author of the acclaimed blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, and book of the same name.

An award-winning, veteran journalist, James has covered ethnic and religious conflict in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He has been based across the Middle East in Cairo, Jerusalem, Tehran, Kuwait, Cairo, Dubai and Riyadh as well as in Europe in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Nicosia, Athens and Istanbul and in the Americas in Washington, Lima and Panama City.

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