James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey

Adjunct Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU

Dr James M. Dorsey is an award-winning journalist and scholar, an adjunct senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the author of the syndicated column and podcast, The Turbulent World with James M. Dorsey.


Fighters of Wagner private mercenary group are seen atop a tank while being deployed near the headquarters of the Southern Military District in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 24 June 2023. (Stringer/File Photo/Reuters)

China struggles to comprehend Wagner mutiny in Russia

Even as unanswered questions remain about the revolt led by the Wagner Group’s Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign friends such as China may be worried about Putin’s status and the unclear future of Wagner Group, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, where Chinese businesses and private military companies also operate.