Juan Cole

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Juan Cole, the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, is the author, most recently, of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A New Translation From the Persian.

Oil pumpjacks

Big Oil Is Greenwashing the Planet Big Oil Is Greenwashing the Planet

The hosting of the recent COP28 climate summit by the United Arab Emirates is just one instance.

Dec 26, 2023 / Juan Cole

Paradise, California wildfire

This Groundbreaking California Court Case Is Taking on Big Oil This Groundbreaking California Court Case Is Taking on Big Oil

In an overheating world, the denialism of Big Oil and its henchmen, including most of the Republican Party, is a crime of the first order.

Oct 17, 2023 / Juan Cole

Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the judicial system

Israel’s Repression of Palestinians Paved the Way for Its New Antidemocratic Court Israel’s Repression of Palestinians Paved the Way for Its New Antidemocratic Court

The 56-year-long brutal occupation of the Palestinian Territories has come home to roost.

Aug 16, 2023 / Juan Cole

Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, permanent representative of Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Ambassador Zhang Jun, permanent representative of China to the UN, engage in conversation during the UN Security Council meeting on Nord Stream pipeline explosions at the UN Headquarters on February 21, 2023, in New York City.

The Diplomatic Wins at the Heart of China’s Ascendancy The Diplomatic Wins at the Heart of China’s Ascendancy

Its diplomatic feat of restoring relations in the Middle East reflects less its position as a rising power than the startling decline of American regional credibility.

May 23, 2023 / Juan Cole

Twenty Years Ago, the United States Was Putin

Twenty Years Ago, the United States Was Putin Twenty Years Ago, the United States Was Putin

We should condemn Russian crimes in Ukraine, but not while conveniently forgetting the crimes we committed in Iraq.

Mar 13, 2023 / Juan Cole

Capitol rioters

The Hypocrisy of American Islamophobia The Hypocrisy of American Islamophobia

This country’s security agencies continue their laser focus on monitoring Muslim Americans, even as they grossly underestimate the threat from white supremacists.

Feb 1, 2022 / Juan Cole

Trump staring at Pence

Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse

In the US and abroad, leaders are putting faith before good science.

May 20, 2020 / no-paywall / Juan Cole

Jamal Khashoggi

Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War Pulp Fiction in Istanbul, or, the Looming Turkey-Saudi Cold War

The disappearance, and probable brutal murder, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil could crater an already troubled geopolitical climate.

Oct 11, 2018 / Editorial / Juan Cole

Donald Trump Iran Deal

Trump’s Unwavering Adversary: Islam Trump’s Unwavering Adversary: Islam

The flip-flopping 45th president remains remarkably consistent in his condemnation of the global Muslim community.

Oct 9, 2018 / Juan Cole

Pompeo Iran Speech

How the Neocon Plan to Destabilize Iran Will Blow Back on the United States How the Neocon Plan to Destabilize Iran Will Blow Back on the United States

A destabilized Iran would make post-invasion Iraq look like Disney World by comparison.

Jul 26, 2018 / Juan Cole

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