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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...

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Terror and Geopolitics: Manchester in 2017 and in 1996

Although decades apart, both terrorist attacks were reactions against a history of colonialism.

Posted on May 24, 2017



Trump’s Speech on Islam Is Just as Bizarre as Everything Else He Does

The president’s speech in Saudi Arabia was written by senior adviser Stephen Miller, who once organized Orwellian “Two Minutes Hate” sessions against Muslims.

Posted on May 22, 2017



Trump to Make Speech on Islam During Saudi Arabia Visit

The president’s address is said to have been written by adviser Stephen Miller, a notoriously far-right critic of Muslims. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted on May 20, 2017



GOP Proves It’s Not ‘the Security Party’

A Republican president is scaring our allies away from tight cooperation against terrorism. (Pictured, Trump with a Russian diplomat.)

Posted on May 19, 2017



The U.S. and Turkey Are Deeply Divided Over Syria Policy

Two really big egos met at the White House this week, as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan consulted with Donald Trump. They have different priorities on Syria.

Posted on May 18, 2017



Trump Doesn’t Understand the Concept of ‘Classified’

By bragging to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured, right) and others, the president may have endangered a spy who courageously penetrated Islamic State.

Posted on May 16, 2017



James Clapper May Be Right About Trump, but He’s the Wrong Messenger

The former director of National Intelligence has issues of his own and should not be the poster boy for objections to the president’s assault on U.S. institutions.

Posted on May 15, 2017



China’s Xi Jinping and France’s Emmanuel Macron Talk Climate

The Chinese president called the new French leader this week, urging him to adhere to the Paris agreement, from which President Trump is considering withdrawing.

Posted on May 13, 2017



Russian Press Releases Photos of Trump Meeting, Reportedly Angering White House Officials

Only Russian journalists were invited to cover the president’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured, left) and Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Posted on May 12, 2017



Which Middle East Authoritarian Leader Is Trump Most Like?

Trump’s firing of James Comey raises the question of whether he and his fellow neofascists intend to lead the U.S. down the path being taken by Egypt’s and Turkey’s presidents (pictured).

Posted on May 10, 2017



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