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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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Israeli Ministers Throw Trump-Like Tantrums After U.N. Security Council Slam

Benjamin Netanyahu and his Cabinet members are trying to punch above their weight. The Israeli prime minister wants to punish the United Nations, and apparently even the United States.

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If You Think Jesus Was White, Here Are Five Reasons You’re Wrong

Given the alarming rise of white nationalism in the United States and the ways in which it is often entangled with Christian nationalism, it is worthwhile remembering exactly whose birth was commemorated Sunday.

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A Plan for Senate Democrats: Block All Trump Supreme Court Nominees

We don’t need a Trump-nominated Supreme Court justice. And there is no reason to have one.

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Russian Ambassador’s Assassination May Strengthen the Erdogan-Putin Relationship

The shooting of Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, will slow but not interrupt the process of Russo-Turkish rapprochement, after a period last winter and spring when the two countries were boycotting each other.

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Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move Is an Invitation to Terrorism

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank is a severe security problem for the United States. Now the president-elect is planning to ratchet up tensions even further. (Pictured, Trump and his choice for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.)

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Sorry, Donald Trump, You Can’t Bring Back Coal When Solar Costs Half as Much

Bloomberg recently released a report with some startling findings about solar energy.

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Demonization of Putin as ‘Personally’ Behind Clinton Hack Is an Old Propaganda Technique

The allegations that the Russian president directed how hacked emails from the Clinton campaign should be used should be treated with a good deal of skepticism.

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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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