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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...

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Islamic State Blows Up Historic Nuri Mosque in Mosul

The militant group claims the United States struck the site, but the U.S. Air Force denies it bombed that part of the Iraqi city.

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How Dangerous Is Saudi Arabia’s Change in Royal Succession?

King Salman has ousted his nephew and named his son, Mohammed bin Salman, heir apparent. Some believe the new crown prince (pictured) is too reckless to hold so much power.

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Can the U.S. Establish a ‘Deconfliction’ With Russia in Syria?

Tensions are high after the Air Force shot down a Syrian warplane, leading Russia to announce it may shoot down any U.S. aircraft operating in western Syria.

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Do Trump’s Tweets Embolden Violent Bigots?

Islamic State and other extremist groups want us to hate, and the president is one of the chief dupes of that strategy.

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10 Percent of U.S. Electricity Came From Wind and Solar in March—a First

Solar jobs are growing 17 times faster than jobs in the general economy. Despite President Trump’s reneging on the Paris climate pact, renewable energy is forging ahead.

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Why Saudi Extremism Is an Argument for Electric Cars, Wind and Solar Energy

Saudi Arabia has gotten too big for its britches, and the oil-producing Middle East is turning even more unstable. And if you are an American, it is your fault.

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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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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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