Stories by Juan Cole

Juan Cole is a professor of history at the University of Michigan and maintains the blog Informed Comment. subscribe to Juan Cole's feed

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: JuanCole.com

Juan Cole: "I am unabashedly cheering the liberation movement on, and glad that the UNSC-authorized intervention has saved them from being crushed."

Posted on: Jan 25, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

Paranoia about Muslim fundamentalist movements and terrorism is causing Washington to make bad choices that will ultimately harm American interests and standing abroad.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Every state and movement in the Middle East is reading into the events in Tunisia its own anxieties and aspirations.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2011, Source: Informed Comment

The Israeli military is planning out massive bombings of areas full of innocent civilians.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2010, Source: Truthdig

That there has been heavy fighting in Afghanistan this fall would come as a surprise to most Americans. 10 NATO troops were killed this past Saturday and Sunday alone.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2010, Source: TomDispatch.com

Just how weakened the United States has been in Asia is easily demonstrated by the series of rebuffs its overtures have suffered from regional powers.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2010, Source: JuanCole.com

At a recent conference, Prof. Martin Kramer called for population growth in the Muslim world to be restrained and made a series of other outrageous claims.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: Informed Comment

Here are my picks for the top ten worst things about the wretched period, which will continue to follow us until citizens stand up to fix them.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2009, Source: TomDispatch.com

The doomsday rhetoric in Washington over lightly settled, mountainous Pashtun tribal lands is strikingly similar to that of the British Empire.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source: Outlook India

The choices India makes now about the threat of terrorism will help determine what kind of superpower it will be.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008, Source: JuanCole.com

The bloodbath in Baghdad has resulted in fewer ethnically mixed neighborhoods, leading to the recent drop in violence.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2008, Source: Informed Comment

The latest, as violence flares up across Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: MIT Center for International Studies

There are three major conflicts in Iraq -- and the U.S. is virtually powerless to stop them.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2008, Source: Informed Comment

The passage of the new law will be hailed by the War party as a major achievement. But as usual they're misreading what really happened.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2007, Source: Informed Comment

Romney's "landmark" speech didn't follow in Kennedy's footsteps -- it was the antithesis of JFK's call for religious tolerance.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2007, Source: Informed Comment

Texas oil cronies readying to clean up.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2007, Source: Informed Comment

Juan Cole slices and dices the administration's spin.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2007, Source: TomDispatch.com

There are times when the resonances of history are positively eerie. The parallels of Napoleon's occupation of Egypt with Bush's disaster in Iraq are enough to make you jump out of your chair.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2007, Source: Informed Comment

Iraqi-Turkish relations are strained, and the Kurds pass an oil law before the national government in Baghdad.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006, Source: Informed Comment

Sunnis, Civil War, Sadr and the prospects of 'victory.'

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