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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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Sunnis Big Losers in Iraq Elections; PM Maliki Has Largest Party

The results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections are in, and everybody lost.

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Second Libyan Upheaval, This Time Against Political Islam, Extremist Militias

In Benghazi on Monday morning, fighting resumed between the “Libyan National Army” forces of Col. Khalifa Hafter and fundamentalist extremists.

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GOP Holds Hearings but in the Real Benghazi a Retired Colonel Is Bombarding Extremists

As congressional Republicans prepare to have yet another round of investigations into the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, it is hard to see any concrete steps they have taken to forestall such calamities going forward.

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A Few Reasons India’s New BJP (‘Tea Party’) Government May Not Be So Great for Business

The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s elections is being hailed in some Western media as a hopeful sign for U.S.-Indian trade and for Indian business.

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Mass Protests, Strikes in Turkey Over Erdogan’s Neoliberal Response to Miner Deaths

Turkey’s Public Workers Union Confederation announced a one-day strike to demand better worker safety, and political protests have broken out Friday in a number of Turkish cities over deaths of nearly 300 miners.

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Donald Sterling’s Illiberal Zionism Part of Racism Controversy With Magic Johnson

Since American discourse changed with the civil rights movement, when conservatives slip up and say what they actually privately think, they get into trouble. 

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Top 5 Signs That It Is Karl Rove Who Is Brain Dead, Not Hillary Clinton

Karl Rove was reported to have raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s mental well-being because of her fall in late 2012.

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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 “Engaging the Muslim World” (2009), and his “Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East” was published in 2007.

Cole was the recipient of the Hudson Research Professorship in 2003, the National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 1991, 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.

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. Since 2002, he has published the blog Informed Comment, at http://www.juancole.com.

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