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How Bush Created a Theocracy in Iraq

Retracing the steps of Shiite religious leaders and parties who have come to dominate the post-invasion process.

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At Hussein’s Hearings, U.S. May Be on Trial


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With the gravest charges facing the former Iraqi dictator, Americans are implicated either through acts of commission or omission.

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California Leads the Way in Solar Power


The Golden State now generates so much solar power that sometimes the price of electricity turns negative.

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In Just Three Months, Trump Has Escalated Four Middle Eastern Wars


The president campaigned on reducing these foreign entanglements, but in office he has forgotten that commitment.

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Ahmadinejad’s Surprise Comeback: Can We Survive Iran’s Former President and Trump at the Same Time?


If Ahmadinejad is elected next month, the stream of nonsense coming at us from both Tehran and Washington would be too much to bear.

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Washington’s Trend of Demonizing Foes Lands Sean Spicer in Hot Water


The White House spokesman’s belligerent malapropisms soared to new heights Tuesday with his comments about Hitler not gassing his own people.

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Juan Cole
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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 various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years and continues to travel widely there. He speaks Arabic, Farsi and Urdu.

His most recent book is “The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East” (2014) and his books “Engaging the Muslim World”,  “Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East” were published in 2009 and 2007.

Cole was the recipient of the Hudson Research Professorship in 2003, the Award for Research in Turkey in 1999, and the Fulbright-Hays Islamic Civilization Postdoctoral Award in 1985-86. In November 2004, he was elected president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and in 2006 was the recipient of Hunter College’s James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. At the University of Michigan, Cole served as director for the center of South Asian studies from 2009- 2012, and served as director for the center for Middle Eastern and North African studies from 2012-2013.

Cole holds a B.A. in history and literature of religions from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in Arabic studies/history from American University in Cairo. In 1984 he completed his Ph.D. in Islamic studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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