James M. Dorsey – iSportconnect Middle East and North Africa Correspondent

August 19, 2011

James M. Dorsey is a veteran, award-winning journalist and senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. He is also the author of the acclaimed blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer. James views soccer in the Middle East and North Africa as a game that is played as much on as off the pitch. Stadiums in the region are to James a symbol of a battle for political freedom; economic opportunity; ethnic, religious and national identity; and gender rights. For James, soccer has its own unique thrill – a high-stakes game of cat and mouse between militants and security forces and a struggle for a trophy grander than the FIFA World Cup: the future of a region.

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