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Top 6 Signs Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Like Being Investigated


High-powered investigators appointed to look into the president’s affairs all seem to end up in the unemployment line.

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The Tillerson-Trump Rumble Over Qatar Shows White House Divisions


The U.S. has two foreign policies: that of the former ExxonMobil CEO who is an old Middle East hand, and that of a Queens real estate mogul who became president.

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U.K. Election Results in Hung Parliament: Is Trumpism Pushing Europe Left?


The Labour Party’s good showing involved several major components, including Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in the United Kingdom.

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London Mayor Urges Britain to Disinvite Trump


The president’s shameful and out-of-context attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured) have reminded us of how boorish Donald Trump can be. Britain agrees.

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How Trump Should Have Responded to the London Attacks


Here is an imaginary letter from our president to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Is U.S. Climate Policy Killing Capitalism?


The president isn’t responsible for taking the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord—it’s the Koch brothers, Big Oil, Big Gas and Big Coal.

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Five Climate Catastrophes to Which Trump Just Doomed His Own Supporters


The U.S. is particularly liable to damage from climate change. Here are the parts of the country the president just put at even more risk.

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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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