Juan Cole

On KCRW’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the University of Michigan Middle East scholar tells Robert Scheer that Islamic terrorism
Voting for Clinton on the part of the radical left is not a sell out but a belief that the terrible times of decomposition offer opportunities for future progressive gains.
The thing that we need most in the United States is not more people for whom less war is their top issue; the thing that we need most is to reduce the general phobia among liberals and progressives so that making advocacy for less war becomes a standard feature of the liberal-progressive package presented to the public.
I often figure those who know me from PTA or the bus stop or the grocery store would naturally assume I would condemn criminals and bad guys and extremists of every sort, but apparently, since I'm Muslim, the condemnation has to be signed, sealed and delivered to make it stick.
If the war is ending, then we are about the business of bringing our soldiers home. If we are not about the business of bringing our soldiers home, then the war is not ending.
Film critics at Cannes trashed Bernard-Henri Levy's new documentary Oath of Tobruk, about his intervention in Libya last year. I turned to the leading experts on Libya to discuss.
Last Saturday -- the same day the United States and Iran were having "constructive and useful" discussions on Iran's nuclear program in Istanbul -- the New York Times published a piece titled, "Seeking Nuclear Insight in Fog of the Ayatollah's Utterances."
Indeed, despite Bush's insistence in his autobiography that he agonized over his decision to invade Iraq, there is now an
A former senior C.I.A. official says that officials in the Bush White House sought damaging personal information on a prominent
And me? I now work on ways insurgents can use math to defeat "coalition" forces. If the Secret Service wants to stop my research