James M. Dorsey

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.

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
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.

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

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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’

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

10 Dec 2019 - 11:44PM
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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.

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.

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