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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 prince wants to play the sort of role Nixon and Kissinger assigned to the shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. While they thought of the shah only as “policeman of the Gulf,” the crown prince has his eye on the whole Middle East. One of the duties he is seeking is blocking Iran's influence in the area.
Newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a controversial history. Where does he stand on the issues? ... Juan Cole, a visiting professor at Qatar University, was more direct about the US' new top diplomat, describing Pompeo as "out of control". Cole said that Pompeo is an "Iranophobe" who ...

(1) Anyone remotely familiar with the wars over the Middle East Studies Department at Columbia University, in which Weiss played a starring role, knows that ... As Professor Juan Cole wrote at the time: “The lesson for academics, and American society as a whole: McCarthyism is unacceptable except when ...
Juan Cole is a public intellectual, prominent blogger and essayist, and the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written, edited, or translated 14 books and has authored 60 journal articles; His weblog on the contemporary Middle East is Informed Comment.
Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply that the United States is not corrupt. This year's report from Transparency International puts the US on a par with Austria, which is ridiculous. All kinds of people from politicians to businessmen would ...
Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply that the United States is not corrupt. This year's report from Transparency International puts the US on a par with Austria, which is ridiculous. All kinds of people from politicians to businessmen would ...

Juan Cole is Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan. He maintains a blog on US foreign policy and progressive politics,&. Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 | Transparency International. Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If playback doesn't begin ...
In the face of two nations seeking to redefine political power in the Middle East, small Qatar has proven resilient and resisted their advances, writes Juan Cole in The Nation. On June 5, 2017, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a list of 13 demands for Qatar, including ending ...
Not since Iraq's Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990, had Arab powers attempted so radically to redraw the Middle East map. This time, an American president stood with the aggressors rather than drew a line in the sand. Despite their much bigger populations, their massive petroleum ...
Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and the proprietor of the Informed Comment e-zine. ... the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East" (2014) and his books “Engaging the Muslim World” and “Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East” were published ...
Aslan's hyperbole illustrates the Middle East studies establishment's rejection of the Trump administration's policy changes to American involvement in the ... University of Michigan professor Juan Cole also expressed an abiding faith in the JCPOA, claiming in December 2017 that the deal "closed off all four ...
... to al-Assad claim people are being treated for exposure to chlorine gas. We'll get analysis from Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan and publisher of the Informed Comment blog. His most recent book is The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East.
Juan Cole is Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan. He maintains a blog on US foreign policy and progressive politics, Informed Comment. His newest book is, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East (Simon and ...
In the face of two nations seeking to redefine political power in the Middle East, small Qatar has proven resilient and resisted their advances, writes Juan Cole in The Nation. On June 5, 2017, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a list of 13 demands for Qatar, including ending ...
Professor Juan Cole, a visiting professor at Qatar University, told Al Jazeera that a strong stock market doesn't necessarily help the US. "Only 50 percent of the American public has any kind of relationship to the stock market and a lot of that is through pensions," Cole said. There is also a troubling aspect of ...
Guest Columnist Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell 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. This post originally ran on Juan Cole's website.).
Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and the proprietor of the Informed Comment e-zine. ... political genius instead of asking any specific questions, and attempted to erase his mentor Steve Bannon from the history of the first Trump administration.

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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
Trump on the campaign trail said many self-contradictory things about the Syrian civil war. He wanted to carpet bomb ISIL, which had a strip of territory in the far east of the country. He wanted to send in 30,000 US troops, he said at one point. Then at other times he argued that “we” should just “let Russia ...
Historian Juan Cole wrote: "Yes, America, there is a class war, and you just lost it." Manchin told Gazette-Mail political reporter Jake Zuckerman: "This is the first time in the history of the United States that we ever started out negotiating tax reform assuming we would add another $1.5 trillion of debt to the ...
Historian Juan Cole wrote: "Yes, America, there is a class war, and you just lost it." Manchin told Gazette-Mail political reporter Jake Zuckerman: "This is the first time in the history of the United States that we ever started out negotiating tax reform assuming we would add another $1.5 trillion of debt to the ...
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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
But what is left out of that selective version of the story is the long history that began with the creation of the Zionist state of Israel, the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian towns, the millions of refugees, and the ... As Juan Cole wrote in “Is Rula Jebreal Right About U.S. Media Bias Against Palestinians?
A survey published earlier this week studied the status of women in the workplace around the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and its results are .... While the threat of cutting aid may have affected some nations' decisions, Juan Cole, the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the ...
Juan Cole, a professor at the University of Michigan, published a May 2017 article in The Nation suggesting pop star Ariana Grande's philosophy of open-armed inclusion might deter Islamic State more effectively than Secretary of Defense James Mattis' pugnacious strategy of envelopment, isolation, and ...
But Juan Cole, history professor at the University of Michigan, has questioned whether Trump's threat would truly have an effect on the results. .... Earlier this year, the Trump administration also proposed a 12 percent cut "of overall bilateral aid to the Middle East and North Africa", largely by ending FMF ...
University of San Francisco professor Stephen Zunes described the Israeli presence in East Jerusalem as "a foreign, belligerent occupation," while the University of Michigan's Juan Cole referred ominously to "The Occupiers." California State University, Stanislaus professor As'ad AbuKhalil ratcheted up the ...
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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
Air wars against guerrilla groups, however, in the absence of significant land forces, have not had much success in modern history. The parts of the army loyal Mansour Hadi, which Saudi Arabia and its allies backed, were unable to make much headway, and Saudi Arabia proved reluctant to commit land ...
Some sections of the crazy quilt that makes up the Trump administration want to push Iran back out of the Arab world and weaken it, in support of Israel and Saudi Arabia. Those actors have just been handed a big setback by Trump's slurred and crazed announcement that he will move the US embassy in ...
Iran's influence has gone from almost zero in the 1990s to predominant in the eastern reaches of the Middle East today. The mildly Shiite Houthi rebels staged a .... Juan ColeTwitterJuan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. To submit a correction for our ...
These slurs have a long history in America, going back at least to Father Charles Coughlin's Christian Front in the 1930s, but connecting them to Israel and Middle East policy is a recent wrinkle. The Daily Beast and many other commenters referred to the homicide by automobile, allegedly committed by ...
Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and the proprietor of the Informed Comment e-zine. ... the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East" (2014) and his books “Engaging the Muslim World” and “Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East” were published ...
Juan Cole, a historian at the University of Michigan who writes on the blog Informed Comment, says labor issues in Egypt, for instance, have ... That's a huge thing in world history to have so few people - still too many - in absolute poverty and this is true in the Middle East as well as in Africa and elsewhere.
A lot of smoke is being generated to cover up the fact that the Florida school shooting that has left at least 17 dead results from a virtual absence of meaningful gun controls in the US, such that a few gun manufacturers are allowed to make powerful military-style weapons available to the homicidally insane ...
Not since Iraq's Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990, had Arab powers attempted so radically to redraw the Middle East map. This time, an American president stood with the aggressors rather than drew a line in the sand. Despite their much bigger populations, their massive petroleum ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave a talk Wednesday at the right wing Hoover Institution that hovers over Stanford University, in which he committed to a Forever War in Syria. The talk was a mishmash of incompatible talking points and full of inaccurate and tendentious assertions, but its most troubling ...
Beyond Crisis: The Middle East Past, Present, Future event series hosted University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole Dec. 11 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for a keynote address on youth involvement in the Arab Spring. The event series, chaired by University of Manitoba assistant ...
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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
For California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in her letter to the president, posted to Twitter, the inevitable fact that this move would “spark violence” topped the list of reasons why it is so ill-advised. Juan Cole, a professor of history and Islamic studies at the University of Michigan, was even more explicit in a blog ...
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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
Iran's influence has gone from almost zero in the 1990s to predominant in the eastern reaches of the Middle East today. The mildly Shiite Houthi rebels staged a .... Juan ColeTwitterJuan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. To submit a correction for our ...
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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
Editor's note: After Juan Cole filed this story, the Lebanese prime minister announced that he plans to return to Beirut on Wednesday, Lebanon's Independence ... On Thursday, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that France was disturbed by the hegemonic temptation of Iran in the Middle East, ...
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 author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon's ...
Juan Cole, Truthdig: “ISIS was defeated by local Muslims, with air .... swept across the Middle East in 2014 to capture a land mass in Iraq and ...
Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the ... the Muslim World and Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East (both ...
Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the ... the Muslim World and Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East (both ...
Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the ... Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East (Simon ...


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