James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
James M. Dorsey
James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

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Asian Angle | Saudi Arabia banking on Muslim and Arab summits to strengthen its hand. Don’t believe the hype

Strongly worded statements are the most likely outcome given the divisions in the region after eight years of war in Syria and inaction over Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.

31 May 2019 - 8:19PM

Strongly worded statements are the most likely outcome given the divisions in the region after eight years of war in Syria and inaction over Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.

Saudi Arabia banking on Muslim and Arab summits to strengthen its hand. Don’t believe the hype
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

Saudi Arabia has sought to strengthen ties with Pakistan, with one eye on neighbouring Iran.

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM

Saudi Arabia has sought to strengthen ties with Pakistan, with one eye on neighbouring Iran.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour
Royal road ahead: Saudi prince leaves G20 confident, turning corner after Khashoggi scandal

World appears to be moving forward following shocking murder of journalist and Mohammed bin Salman appears happy to join them.

2 Dec 2018 - 7:42PM

World appears to be moving forward following shocking murder of journalist and Mohammed bin Salman appears happy to join them.

Royal road ahead: Saudi prince leaves G20 confident, turning corner after Khashoggi scandal
Khashoggi killing: as Saudi turns to China, for MbS it’s business as usual

The world’s claiming to be outraged at journalist’s killing, but it hasn’t stopped Riyadh signing US$50 billion worth of deals with international firms. And it is already firming ties with Russia and China in case US investment drops.

27 Oct 2018 - 2:57PM

The world’s claiming to be outraged at journalist’s killing, but it hasn’t stopped Riyadh signing US$50 billion worth of deals with international firms. And it is already firming ties with Russia and China in case US investment drops.

Khashoggi killing: as Saudi turns to China, for MbS it’s business as usual
Battleground Malaysia: China extends crackdown on Uygurs across borders

Beijing’s request for 11 Uygurs to be extradited from Malaysia comes as it imposes one of the world’s most intrusive surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a security approach it seeks to export to Belt and Road countries.

21 Feb 2018 - 6:10AM

Beijing’s request for 11 Uygurs to be extradited from Malaysia comes as it imposes one of the world’s most intrusive surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a security approach it seeks to export to Belt and Road countries.

Battleground Malaysia: China extends crackdown on Uygurs across borders
How China can benefit from anti-Trump sentiment in Iran

Economic woes and US hostility have soured Iranians’ perceptions of governments in both Tehran and Washington. If the US drops the nuclear deal, Rouhani will be under pressure to seek investment from elsewhere.

10 Feb 2018 - 8:45AM

Economic woes and US hostility have soured Iranians’ perceptions of governments in both Tehran and Washington. If the US drops the nuclear deal, Rouhani will be under pressure to seek investment from elsewhere.

How China can benefit from anti-Trump sentiment in Iran
Quick Take | Sovereign wealth funds: just a way for China and Russia to flex muscles?

‘Money and politics make a combustible mix: If you don’t get the formula right, it can blow up in your face’

3 Feb 2018 - 12:05PM

‘Money and politics make a combustible mix: If you don’t get the formula right, it can blow up in your face’

Sovereign wealth funds: just a way for China and Russia to flex muscles?
Disappeared Chinese engineer holds ties with Pakistan hostage

Amid a breakdown in relations with the US and questions over China’s commitment to its Belt and Road investments, the suspected kidnapping of Pingzhi Liu could not have come at a worse time for Islamabad.

27 Jan 2018 - 11:00AM

Amid a breakdown in relations with the US and questions over China’s commitment to its Belt and Road investments, the suspected kidnapping of Pingzhi Liu could not have come at a worse time for Islamabad.

Disappeared Chinese engineer holds ties with Pakistan hostage
Pakistan’s stance on militants alienated the US. Is China next?

Islamabad’s failure to confront domestic terrorism has put China in ‘a watchful mood’ regarding its Belt and Road investment plans

21 Jan 2018 - 2:23PM

Islamabad’s failure to confront domestic terrorism has put China in ‘a watchful mood’ regarding its Belt and Road investment plans

Pakistan’s stance on militants alienated the US. Is China next?
Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa, and China sits in eye of the storm

The crisis is potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts that could place massive Chinese investment at risk in a part of the world that is home to China’s first overseas military base.

13 Jan 2018 - 1:30PM

The crisis is potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts that could place massive Chinese investment at risk in a part of the world that is home to China’s first overseas military base.

Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa, and China sits in eye of the storm
If Trump and Saudi Arabia tinker with Iran as it teeters towards revolution...
Why Qatar boycott could be a boon for Asian countries
Floods, Iran and a Chinese channel: what’s really behind Saudi prince’s crackdown?

Prince Mohammed’s attack on royal family members and military commanders shows an intention to wield absolute power – but also speaks to his plans for reform and his approach to the war in Yemen.

28 Nov 2017 - 10:29AM

Prince Mohammed’s attack on royal family members and military commanders shows an intention to wield absolute power – but also speaks to his plans for reform and his approach to the war in Yemen.

Floods, Iran and a Chinese channel: what’s really behind Saudi prince’s crackdown?
Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: militant Islam’s next rallying call?
Supporting women’s driving and bombing Yemen, what’s the next Saudi leader really like?
Pot, kettle: Why Iran blames Saudi Arabia for Islamic State attacks
Why Saudi-UAE campaign against Qatar and Iran puts China in a bind
The US-Saudi plot for Iran that spells trouble for China’s new Silk Road
The message US missiles in Syria carry for regional power struggle
Why Saudi Arabia, China and Islamic State are courting the Maldives
What Saudi King Salman wants from his tour of China, Malaysia