Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Left Masthead
October 27, 2016
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Juan Cole


Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network

Juan Cole

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...


TD Top Stories

Bio   |   Around the Web   |   Film Reviews   |   A/V Booth   |   Books   |   Ear to the Ground   |   Columns

Stories by Juan Cole

Report : Juan Cole

Nearly Half of Israeli Jews Want to Expel Palestinian-Israelis From the Country (Video)

A just-released Pew Forum poll reports a startling statistic about the current state of affairs in Israel.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE

Report : Juan Cole

Netanyahu’s GOP Policy in Tatters, He Snubs White House Invitation (Video)

The fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu functions as a U.S. Republican even as he heads a foreign state disturbs many prominent Democrats, including strong Israel supporters.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE

Report : Juan Cole

As a Bomb Kills 60, Is the Iraq Army Preparing for Armageddon With Islamic State? (Video)

Islamic State has claimed credit for a truck bombing in the largely Shiite city of Hilla that killed 60 people on Sunday and is considered one of the worst terrorist attacks in that city.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE


Informed Comment



Square, Site wide

Report : Juan Cole

Mideast Reacts to Trump: ‘Strange Candidates’ With ‘Weird Beliefs’ and Anti-Muslim Pogroms

The meltdown of the U.S. Republican Party is an unlovely sight inside the country, but what do people abroad think about the outlandish assertions of GOP front-runner Donald Trump?

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 READ MORE

Report : Juan Cole

Top 5 Crazy Things Ben Carson Said About the Middle East and Islam (Video)

Donald Trump, the GOP presidential front-runner, has drawn the focus of the press and politicians with his erratic and often bizarre pronouncements. But back last fall, he was running neck and neck with Ben Carson—who said things even more wacky than Trump did.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE

Report : Juan Cole

Candidates Upped the Ante at Latest GOP Debate, Promising 4 Ground Wars and the Murder of Innocents

At yet another GOP debate, there was a foreign policy section, which Fox News predictably put under the heading of “terrorism.”

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE

Report : Juan Cole

As Coasts Flood, Why Isn’t the Corporate Press Asking Candidates About Climate Change? (Video)

The U.S. corporate press is letting the presidential candidates set the agenda.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE

View older articles: « First  <  31 32 33 34 35 >  Last »


Juan Cole
Juan Cole
by Mr. Fish

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.


Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bio   |   Around the Web   |   Film Reviews   |   A/V Booth   |   Books   |   Ear to the Ground   |   Columns