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Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sands, Essays on Sports and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sands, Essays on Sports and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

    Is Lebanon Israeli Settlers’ Next Frontier

    Is Lebanon Israeli Settlers’ Next Frontier

    Even by Israeli standards, Uri Tzafon (Awaken North) is a far-right fringe group.
    Amid mounting tension with Lebanese Shiite political group and militia, Hezbollah, along the Lebanon-Israel border, Uri Tzafon is calling for Israeli settlement of southern Lebanon.

    • 11 min
    The Israeli Military Isn’t What It Once Was

    The Israeli Military Isn’t What It Once Was

    The Dahiya doctrine that mandates the destruction of infrastructure, images of Gaza’s devastation, IDF soldiers’ social media postings, and inflammatory statements by officials, politicians, religious figures, and pundits call into question Israeli assertions that its military is among the world’s “most moral.”

    • 12 min
    Israeli Setbacks Empower Hamas - Assousa

    Israeli Setbacks Empower Hamas - Assousa

    Israeli military triumphs and exploits often produce battlefield victories that fail to garner political gains.
    The Gaza war has changed that paradigm.

    • 13 min
    Thinking The Unthinkable - Israeli Occupation Instead Of A Ceasefire

    Thinking The Unthinkable - Israeli Occupation Instead Of A Ceasefire

    A former Israeli hostage negotiator suggests Hamas may be willing to shift the paradigm in Gaza ceasefire negotiations.

    • 18 min
    Covert Wars

    Covert Wars

    Gaza is not one but multiple wars.
    Beyond the horrors of the kinetic war in the Strip, Israel, the Palestinians, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and multiple political groups, including pro-Palestinian students, supporters of Israel, and right-wing forces, are waging often inter-connected Gaza-related information wars.

    • 20 min
    Next Week Could Be Make Or Break For Binyamin Netanyahu

    Next Week Could Be Make Or Break For Binyamin Netanyahu

    The coming week or two could determine Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s political fate and reshape the Biden administration’s support for Israel’s Gaza war.
    That is, if Mr. Netanyahu fails to comply with war cabinet member Benny Gantz’s demand that the prime minister produce a plan for the post-war administration of Gaza by June 8 and Mr. Gantz makes good on his threat to resign.

    • 11 min

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