Juan Cole


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.

The Great Pakistan Deluge Never Happened The Great Pakistan Deluge Never Happened

Don't tune in; it's not important.

Sep 9, 2010 / Juan Cole

Iran’s Green Movement: One Year Later Iran’s Green Movement: One Year Later

How Israel’s Gaza blockade and Washington’s sanctions policy helped keep the hardliners in power.

Jun 10, 2010 / Juan Cole

Armageddon at the Top of the World: *Not*! Armageddon at the Top of the World: *Not*!

Paranoia over the Pashtuns along the Afghan border isn't unique to Washington, just to empire. The British had a case of it 100 years ago.

Jul 28, 2009 / Feature / Juan Cole

Obama’s Mideast Reset Obama’s Mideast Reset

In the wake of a charismatic speech, it's clear that a substantial majority of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims are rooting for him.

Jun 10, 2009 / Editorial / Juan Cole

Iraq: The Necessary Withdrawal Iraq: The Necessary Withdrawal

The removal of US troops must be prompt, complete and coupled with smart diplomacy.

Dec 23, 2008 / Feature / Juan Cole

Combating Muslim Extremism Combating Muslim Extremism

American politicians should stop implying that Muslim nations and individuals are more dangerous than any other group of human beings. They should also stop calling their religion ...

Nov 1, 2007 / Feature / Juan Cole

Bush’s Napoleonic Folly Bush’s Napoleonic Folly

Bush's war on Iraq mirrors Napoleon's invasion of Egypt--two disastrous attempts to reshape the Middle East.

Aug 24, 2007 / Feature / Juan Cole

How to Get Out of Iraq How to Get Out of Iraq

Bush's ineptitude has made a regional war in the Middle East a real possibility. Can diplomacy find a way out?

Apr 9, 2007 / Editorial / Juan Cole

The Three-State Solution? The Three-State Solution?

All nations are modern inventions, but those fashioned in the Middle East show their scaffolding more than most.

Mar 11, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Juan Cole

Iran’s Tainted Elections Iran’s Tainted Elections

Iran's elections, scheduled for February 20, have provoked the gravest political crisis in that country in twenty years.

Feb 12, 2004 / Editorial / Juan Cole