Published: Friday, May 13, 2022 18:00

On Wednesday, Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by sniper fire in the West Bank city of Jenin while covering Israeli military raids. We discuss the dangers journalists face when they step into conflict zones and how tragedies like this affect press freedom. Then, we get into the importance of having female role models and representation in journalism.

Image source: Shireen Abu Akleh, Official Facebook Page

Produced by: Alia Zefri, Jeremy Ng, Lee Chwi Lynn

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn


Published: WEdnesday, April 6, 2022

Today marks the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, with this year's theme being 'Securing a Sustainable and Peaceful Future for All: The Contribution of Sport'. We discuss the spirit of the day as well as the role of sports in promoting peace and harmony. Then, we talk to the co-founder of the Rohingya FC on how the club has helped bring communities together through their love for football.

Image source: Monkey Business Images, Shutterstock

Produced by: Jeremy Ng, Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan


Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2022

This week Israel played host to a historic meeting with four Arab countries as well as the US in the Negev desert. The UAE, Bahrain and Morocco normalised ties with Israel in 2020 as part of the Abraham Accords brokered under President Trump. Among the issues on the agenda include developments on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as well as the impact of plunging wheat prices on the Arab world. We discuss the significance of the meeting and broader geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine with expert Dr. James Dorsey. Image credit: EPA-EFE

Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Wong Shou Ning, Philip See


Published: Monday, March 14,2022

Talks to save the Iran Nuclear Deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, and to bring Iran back into the deal’s compliance began in the beginning of 2021, but has been facing many obstacles. Just before the weekend, it was announced by the EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell that the talk in Vienna has been suspended due to external factors. Dr. James Dorsey, Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute of National University of Singapore helps us to understand what has taken place and if a deal will be eventually struck.

Middle East Report How the Middle East is affected by Russia Ukraine War - James Dorsey

Published: Friday, March 4, 2022

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The Middle East Report with James Dorsey

Published: Monday, February 28, 2022

Ukraine: Lessons Not Being Learned with Dr. James Dorsey, an Award-Winning Journalist and Scholar with Host Richard Levick of LEVICK: Dr. James Dorsey, an award-winning journalist and Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and Adjunct Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies speaks with host Richard Levick of LEVICK on his latest article, Ukraine: Lessons Not Being Learned

The Middle East Report with James Dorsey

Published: Monday, January 21, 2022

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Kazakhstan Unrest Portends Deeper Issues Former Soviet Dominions

Published: January 10, 2022 10:33 AM

The new year began with turbulence in Kazakhstan, after violent street protests erupted in response to rising gas prices. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sought help from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to quell the unrest. 

Shifting Sands In Middle East Geopolitics?

Published: December 28, 2021 11:46 AM

This year witnessed several changes in Middle Eastern political dynamics. As countries focus on economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a clear shift towards de-escalating tensions within Gulf countries. This has been taking place amidst a perceived withdrawal of US influence in the region under the Biden administration. 

America, BFFs Say 'No' To China Winter Olympics

Published: December 9, 2021 11:24 AM

America, Australia, Canada and the UK will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, prompting another round of analyses on waning US-China ties.