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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. 


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Climate Idiocy of DeSantis Exposes Him as Threat to Entire Nation

Ron DeSantis is one of the dumber and more sinister politicians now vying for the presidency, so that he can ruin the whole country the way he has ruined Florida.

Juan Cole ·


The Terrifying Future in Which We Return to a Past Too Warm for Antarctica's Ice Shelves

There is bad news for the planet when we consider what it means to have atmospheric carbon levels of 421 ppm.

Juan Cole ·



Israeli's Whitewashing Probe Cannot Erase That the Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh Was a War Crime

The sniper clearly acted with reckless disregard for civilian life, which is a war crime.

Juan Cole ·


CO2 Levels Are the Highest in a Million Years as Extreme Weather and Flooding Rage Across the Globe

We can change all this, but we have to hurry to shut down CO2 emissions quickly.

Juan Cole ·


US and Israeli Right-Wingers Want Only One Thing in Iran: Regime Change

They want to rerun the 1953 CIA coup, which deposed populist prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and reinstalled the exiled shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlevi.

Juan Cole ·


America Really Wanted Iraq's Basra for Oil That's Now Making It Uninhabitable

People in Basra lived through hell during the Anglo-American occupation, suffering from lawlessness and economic disruption. Now they face the ravages of the climate emergency.

Juan Cole ·


Greenland Loses 6 Billion Tons of Ice in 3 Days, Harbinger of Unprecedented Coastal Flooding

If all Greenland's ice melts, it would raise the seas by more than 24 feet.

Juan Cole ·

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