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In a just world, David Frum would be on trial for his role in severe violations of international law, as would Bush, Cheney, Perle, and the rest of those bald-faced liars and warmongers.


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The revolutions of 2011-2012 in the Middle East unseated Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Moammar Gadaffi of Libya, and (for a while) Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen.
The air war escalation is "extremely dangerous," Juan Cole, a professor of history at the University of Michigan and an expert on the Middle East, told The Progressive. "Any time you have two great-power air forces operating in the same area with ...
I once called the destruction by the U.S. Air Force of the annex to the Iraqi National Archives where 19th century administrative documents were housed a "cliocide," a killing of history itself. The razing of the Nuri mosque is another act of cliocide ...
Iran, for its part, continues to attempt to demonstrate that it is a player in the Middle East. After an attack by ISIL in Tehran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Sunday fired seven Zolfiqar missiles, with a range of 435 miles, at ISIL ...
Muhammad bin Naif had a longer history in the Syrian conflict, but both seem to have backed Salafi jihadis like the Jaysh al-Islam (army of Islam) and the later formation of an alliance of the Freemen of Syria with the al-Qaeda affiliate, the Syrian ...
TAGS: big oil climate change electric cars evs foreign policy global warming green energy Juan Cole Middle East middle east instability oil politics renewable energy Saudi Arabia saudi extremism solar wind wind energy ...
Michigan professor Juan Cole penned a piece in a left-wing publication, The Nation, and said that pop musician Ariana Grande's benefit concert in Manchester, England, was a good counterterrorism measure.
After a deadly attack at Grande's concert in Manchester, the singer is now reaching out to victims and thanking them for their strength.
In an op-ed for The Nation Wednesday, history professor Juan Cole argues that Grande's decision to return to Manchester for a benefit concert is more effective strategy for combating terrorism than the policy articulated by Mattis, who recently said U ...
On Thursday, Trump delivered one of the most brain-dead speeches ever given by an American president, more so than Bush's "Mission Accomplished" or Nixon's "I am not a crook.
Juan Cole twitter Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History and director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan.
... strategy of civilizational polarization and mobilization through hate was the same one their Libyan cell deployed at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Back in 2016 the talking heads on TV kept expecting candidate Trump, who made headlines almost daily saying racist and offensive things, to "transition.
Trying to understand global contemporary history is my own way of dealing with its tragedy. It should be underlined that local Manchester Muslims were as devastated as everyone else by this attack, and that Muslim cabbies swung into action helping the ...
Trump seems to think that pumping $110 bn in new shiny weapons into a volatile Middle East will lead to peace! .... (Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and an occasional contributor to ...
Mamoun Abu Amir writes in Arabi 21 that one of the motives for Trump's visit is to reassert US hegemony over the Middle East as a superpower. Abu Amir argues that the Obama administration had turned its back on the Middle East and thrown a scare into ...
Indian auto manufacturers and international oil exporters have been aflutter since India's government announced plans to make all its cars electric by 2030.
Historical memory suggests that a better template for understanding Trump's embrace of rogue states, dictators and neo-fascist politicians can be found in the reprehensible history of collaboration between individuals and governments, and the fascist ...
... autocratic governments, we turn to University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole for context. Cole publishes the blog Informed Comment and recently explored the subject in an article titled "Which Middle East Authoritarian Leader is Trump Most ...
Is Trump more like Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, left, who has cracked down on the press and is going after judges, or Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who recently pushed through a constitutional amendment increasing his power?
Now that Emmanuel Macron is President of France, it is worthwhile asking what sort of foreign policy he would be likely to pursue.
Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan. His new book, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East (Simon and Schuster), will officially be published July 1st. He is also the ...
Polls opened across France on Sunday morning as, for the first time in the European country's history, two candidates from outside the traditional party structure are up for election.
The war in Syria is one of the most complicated problems facing the Middle East, involving major world powers and their regional surrogates.
In February, writing in the pages of the Nation, the Middle East historian Juan Cole ruminated on how the US could defeat ISIS.
In February, writing in the pages of the Nation, the Middle East historian Juan Cole ruminated on how the US could defeat ISIS.
Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan. His new book, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East (Simon and Schuster), will officially be published July 1st. He is also the ...
According to "The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: carbon Dioxide Emissions," by University of Michigan Professor of History Juan Cole, "If Trump and his cronies really cared about children killed by noxious gases, they wouldn't be trying to spew ever ...
The Russian army and the central command of the U.S.-led coalition in the Middle East received an advance warning less than one hour before the strikes began, but American pleas to call off the assault were ignored by the Turks.
The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii has reported that in April, for the first time in human history the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has exceeded 410 parts per million (ppm).
... Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and an occasional contributor to CityWatch. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian gulf and South Asia.
The Middle East studies lecture series welcomed prominent commentator and professor Juan Cole to discuss President Donald Trump's unpredictable policy making toward the Middle East Monday. ... The U.S. has a long history combatting ISIS, Cole said.
Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan. His new book, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East (Simon and Schuster), will officially be published July 1st. He is also the ...
Juan Cole joins A Public Affair on this mini pledge drive edition to discuss issues in the Middle East and his upcoming lecture at UW, "Paganism and Muslim peace-Building in the Mecca Period (610-622): What does the Qur'an Say?
(Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and an occasional contributor to CityWatch.
Like this: "The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: carbon Dioxide Emissions," which was written for The Nation by Juan Cole, a history professor at the University of Michigan. Cole is as qualified to talk about science as I am to be a wet nurse. Yes, he ...
Like this: "The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: carbon Dioxide Emissions," which was written for The Nation by Juan Cole, a history professor at the University of Michigan. Cole is as qualified to talk about science as I am to be a wet nurse. Yes, he ...
Muslims in Africa will form a larger proportion of the world Muslim population, while the Middle East will remain stable with about a fifth of the world's Muslims.
But one tenured professor at the University of Michigan isn't impressed by that crime against humanity. History Professor Juan Cole still thinks President Trump is way worse. Writing in The Nation, Cole accuses Trump of waging a more insidious war with ...
But one tenured professor at the University of Michigan isn't impressed by that crime against humanity. History Professor Juan Cole still thinks President Trump is way worse. Writing in The Nation, Cole accuses Trump of waging a more insidious war with ...
Of course, Syria has had milder periodic droughts all through history. Moreover, some countries in the region, such as Israel, have been much better at water management than the decrepit Baath state in Syria.
Needless to say, considering the above, my own view of Syria and U.S. and Russian involvement there starts with a "realist" analysis, and that is very well summarized by a recent post from professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan, a long-time ...
... the mass protests that erupted in January and February over Trump's attacks on immigrants and plans to gut basic social programs systematically channeled the opposition behind the Democrats, enabling this party of Wall Street and American ...
In fact, as the astute Juan Cole of the University of Michigan noted, the United States has been doing this for more than 20 years - with little if any known impact on whatever conflict provoked the missile strike or whatever ruler was in disfavor with ...
Whatever conservatives dislike about Trump, Hillary would have been far worse. I hope he doesn't go interventionist, because America has NEVER succeeded in making a Third World country a stable democracy.
It is not about monopoly capital. It is not about oil or hydrocarbon resources. It is not about pipelines. Other Middle East conflicts have taken place that could be explained that way. But today's Syria isn't such a case. There simply is not much ...
Juan Cole twitter Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History and director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan.
It has a history of ecumenism with Sunnis and has no Ayatollahs. The Houthi movement springs from Zaydism in the country's north, and began as a protest against the increasing influence in Yemen of Saudi Arabia and its hard-line, rabidly anti-Shiite ...
Trump wants to abolish internet privacy and allow private Corporations to sell your browser history without your knowledge to other corporations.
He cannot, however, stop the march of history. And, as usually, some basic economics underlie the march of history. In this case, everything hangs on a simple number.


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