Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Juan Cole

Juan Cole

Juan Cole teaches Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan. His newest book, "Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires" was published in 2020. He is also the author of  "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East" (2015) and "Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East" (2008).  He has appeared widely on television, radio, and on op-ed pages as a commentator on Middle East affairs, and has a regular column at Salon.com. He has written, edited, or translated 14 books and has authored 60 journal articles. 

Articles by this author

 

For First Time on Record, US Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Either Coal or Nuclear in 2020

"About half of U.S. clean energy now comes from solar and wind, and the other half from hydroelectric power."

Juan Cole ·


Only Electric Cars Can Save the Planet

A new study shows that for Europe and North America, in only 10 years electric cars will be as much as three-fourths less carbon intensive over their life-cycle than internal combustion automobiles.

Juan Cole ·


UN Expert Says Illegal Israeli Settlements Amount to War Crimes

"It is a tragic paradox that, while the Israeli settlements are clearly prohibited by international law, the international community has been remarkably reluctant to enforce its own laws."

Juan Cole ·


If Arch-Conservative Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iran's Presidential Election, He Has Trump to Thank

Trump's legacy will be not that he overthrew the clerical government or made it beg him for a new treaty, but that he put the previously unpopular hard liners in the catbird seat.

Juan Cole ·




Kushner's Abraham Accords Didn't Produce Israel-Palestine Peace and Are Increasingly Irrelevant

When the Palestinian-Israeli conflict blew up this spring, the Palestinians showed that they were refusing to go quietly and to just drop dead, as Mr. Kushner clearly desired from them.

Juan Cole ·


Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.