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Juan R.I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and has given numerous media interviews on the war on terrorism and the Iraq War. He lived in...

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It Is FBI Director James Comey Who Should Be Investigated


It can be argued that Comey broke the law by openly intervening in the presidential election campaign in its final days.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017

Trump Picks Fights With Germany, U.K., NATO and EU


At this rate, we won’t have any allies soon.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017

Accusation of Israeli Apartheid Stirs Up a Storm of Passions in the U.N.


A report saying the occupied West Bank is virtually a textbook case in apartheid governance has provoked a shouting match, along with an undersecretary’s resignation.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017

Donald Trump Meets the Heir Apparent of the Saudi Throne: Oil Boycott or Bromance?


Prince Muhammad bin Salman is likely to come away empty handed in the most important dispute—the one over Syria.

Posted on Mar 15, 2017

Dear Rep. Steve King: Our Civilization Isn’t White and American Babies Aren’t ‘Other’


Rep. Steve King of Iowa goes full-on racist again, supporting hate-speech master Geert Wilders in the Dutchman’s quest to reverse globalization and ban Muslim immigration.

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

How Much of the Globe’s Humanitarian Crisis Is the United States’ Fault?


At the very time the Trump administration wants to turn its back on the world’s migrants, the globe’s worst crises are accelerating.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017

How to Respond to EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Destructive Views on Climate Change


If Pruitt angers you, swing into action. Find out whether there is a coal plant near you and work to close it.

Posted on Mar 11, 2017

What Is Trump’s Mission in Syria?


The president deployed 400 additional troops there this week, in a move that is more political than military.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

Is the Public Turning on Trump Over Russia Ties and Jeff Sessions’ Statements?


The question of contacts between Russia and Trump and his cronies during the campaign is not going away, with a majority of Americans calling it a serious issue.

Posted on Mar 9, 2017

What Syrian Refugees Think of Trump’s Refugee Ban


A wave of anger reportedly swept through Syrian refugee camps in southern Lebanon after news of the president’s revised travel ban.

Posted on Mar 8, 2017

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