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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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Trumpcare Is the Best Advertisement for Nationalizing Insurance

The sadism and greed of the GOP were on display last week as its House members voted to destroy Obamacare and remove coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Pictured, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commented on the vote.)

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Did Islamic State Hijack the French Election?

The hackers who leaked Emmanuel Macron’s emails are late to the party. The biggest de facto backer of his opponent, Marine Le Pen (pictured), is the terrorist organization.

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Trump’s Real Sin Is Not Distinguishing Between ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Dictators

In Washington, D.C., you’re supposed to diss the “bad” ones and praise the “good” ones as strong allies. But the president just seems to like them all.

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Trump Sends Troops to the Turkish-Syrian Border

The president is in the position of trying to separate—and make peace between—a major military power and a band of leftist Kurds.

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On Climate March Day, Remember Global Advances in Solar Energy

The largest solar plant in the world is not in the U.S., which once was at the vanguard of new science and technology. It is in Morocco, a coming green-energy giant.

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The Drastic Effects of Donald Trump’s Reversal of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

Under Trump’s policies, U.S. emissions will mount—and so will the damage to future generations.

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Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threat Is Quashed. Does Our President Have Any Grasp of the Constitution?

Tuesday marked the third time a Donald Trump policy connected to immigration has been struck down on constitutional grounds.

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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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