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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.

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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.

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Why Trump’s Revised Executive Order Is Still a Racist Muslim Ban


Whether or not the new travel ban stands up in the courts, it is a piece of sordid bigotry.

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Donald Trump’s Obama Complex


His paranoia is unhealthy not just for himself and the country he now leads but also for the former president.

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Russian Press Reacts to Allegations Against Trump Administration


Media outlets encourage President Trump to stand behind his attorney general and others accused of having Russia connections.

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Why Is Acknowledging Israeli Apartheid a Shock?


From Sen. Bernie Sanders to comedian Asef Harel (pictured), common-sense statements on Israel continue to cause controversy.

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Yes, Obama Is Causing Some of Trump’s Woes, but Not in the Way the President Imagines


On “Fox and Friends,” Donald Trump alleges that his predecessor is behind the leaks and angry crowds bedeviling the White House.

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Juan Cole
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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