James M. Dorsey

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. Over his career, Dorsey served as a foreign correspondent for, among others, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and UPI in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Central America and the US. He is currently a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the author of the blog, "The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer."
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Make Sense of Nation-State: Born from Religion, Bred by Politics

Secular European rulers needed to create institutions to collect taxes and have an institutional base for fighting wars and negotiating peace on a fragmented continent. As a result, the church withdrew from politics. In the Muslim world, the state still relies on the religious orthodoxy to legitimize itself. Continue Reading

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India Could be the New China of the 2020s

The Russia-Ukraine War, China’s intransigent rise, American fixation with China and Russia and other new geopolitical developments present a unique opportunity for India to step up in an emerging multipolar world. Continue Reading

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