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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.

    Israel’s Self - Declared Gaza Safe Zones Are Catch - 22 Death Traps

    Israel’s Self - Declared Gaza Safe Zones Are Catch - 22 Death Traps

    Israel’s self-declared safe zones trap the Jewish state in the contradictions of its nine-month-long failed campaign to destroy Hamas. It’s one and one is two that Hamas operatives seek cover in such zones.

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    Israel Kills Dozens Of Displaced Palestinians In Al - Mawasi, Khan Younis TRT JMD 130724

    Israel Kills Dozens Of Displaced Palestinians In Al - Mawasi, Khan Younis TRT JMD 130724

    An Israeli attack on the south of the Gaza Strip on Saturday killed dozens of people according to the health ministry in Gaza, while an Israeli official said the offensive targeted the head of Hamas' military wing Mohammad Daif according to the Israelis.

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    Walking A Tightrope, Netanyahu Struggles To Maintain His Balance

    Walking A Tightrope, Netanyahu Struggles To Maintain His Balance

    The coming days and weeks will clarify whether the Biden administration has succeeded in bridging the yawning gap that has dogged the ceasefire efforts for months or whether Mr. Netanyahu and Hamas are going through the motions to ensure that the other gets the blame if renewed talks fail.

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    Soft Power Islam - The Geopolitical Contest Over ‘Moderate Islam’

    Soft Power Islam - The Geopolitical Contest Over ‘Moderate Islam’

    The past few decades—since 9/11 in particular—have seen the increasing prominence of ‘moderate Islam’ in the public sphere. But who gets to define what this term means? How are these different definitions projected to wider Muslim, and non-Muslim, audiences? And what are the political implications of these varied versions of ‘moderate Islam,’ whether locally or internationally?

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    Widening Rift With The Military Puts Netanyahu In A Tight Spot

    Widening Rift With The Military Puts Netanyahu In A Tight Spot

    Imagine Gaza if Israel were to agree today to a permanent ceasefire and a complete troop withdrawal from the Strip. One of two things would happen: Hamas would return to power and/or continued anarchy in the absence of a credible post-war administration of the territory.

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    New Soccer Stadium Seals Marriage Between Gulf Capital And Egyptian Crony Capitalism

    New Soccer Stadium Seals Marriage Between Gulf Capital And Egyptian Crony Capitalism

    A one-time revolutionary Egyptian force, the storied Egyptian soccer club Al Ahly FC is today the latest Emirati trophy in regional competition between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and a potential symbol of Egyptian crony capitalism.

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