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Seeing the Mid-East through football

The game is so popular that rulers try to commandeer it to enhance their prestige

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James Dorsey is not a fan of football, and yet, for the past 11 years, he has taken a keen interest in soccer in the Middle East. He discovered that studying the sport could be very revealing of the politics and social currents of the entire region.

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer - By James M Dorsey

JAMES Dorsey is not a fan of football, and yet, for the past 11 years, he has taken a keen interest in soccer in the Middle East. He discovered that studying the sport could be very revealing of the...

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