Richard Whittall:

The Globalist's Top Ten Books in 2016: The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Middle East Eye: "

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer is one of the weightiest, most revelatory, original and important books written about sport"

“The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer has helped me immensely with great information and perspective.”

Bob Bradley, former US and Egyptian national coach: "James Dorsey’s The Turbulent World of Middle Eastern Soccer (has) become a reference point for those seeking the latest information as well as looking at the broader picture."
Alon Raab in The International Journal of the History of Sport: “Dorsey’s blog is a goldmine of information.”
Play the Game: "Your expertise is clearly superior when it comes to Middle Eastern soccer."
Andrew Das, The New York Times soccer blog Goal: "No one is better at this kind of work than James Dorsey"
David Zirin, Sports Illustrated: "Essential Reading"
Change FIFA: "A fantastic new blog'

Richard Whitall of A More Splendid Life:
"James combines his intimate knowledge of the region with a great passion for soccer"

Christopher Ahl, Play the Game: "An excellent Middle East Football blog"
James Corbett, Inside World Football

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Globalist’s Top 10 Books of 2016

10.The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer By James M Dorsey (Oxford University Press)

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December 28, 2016

The Globalist's Top 10 Books of 2016

The ten best books on key global issues we presented on The Globalist Bookshelf this year. Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization

By Branko Milanovic | Excerpt: Can Inequality Be Reduced?

By Pallavi Aiyar | Excerpt: Choked — Delhi’s Pollution Crisis Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World

By Peter Navarro | Excerpt: Vietnam Dangles at the Tip of the Chinese Spear Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

By Parag Khanna. Reviewed by Sanjeev S. Ahluwalia. | Review: Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy

By Edward Alden | Excerpt: America’s Home-Made Raw Deal for Workers Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister

By Sreeram Chaulia | Excerpt: How Modi Mobilizes the Indian Diaspora “Conspiracy” of Free Trade

By Marc-William Palen | Excerpt: Trump and the Return of American Economic Nationalism of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

By Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna | Excerpt: Future of Globalization: Why the Renaissance Mindset Matters So Much Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos

By Hardeep Singh Puri | Excerpt: Yemen as a Saudi Target Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

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