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."
"This was not just bad decision-making, this was bad decision-making that cost the lives of over 4,000 service members," Richard
A former senior C.I.A. official says that officials in the Bush White House sought damaging personal information on a prominent
The April sky was blue, puffy white clouds hovering above the dome of the Capitol behind us. Raytheon Vice President Bill
Professor Juan Cole defends the use of military force, while Professor Vijay Prashad warns the United States has involved itself in a decades-long internal Libyan struggle.
The decision of the Obama Administration to engage the country in a new Middle East war without Congressional authorization represents a long-term threat to the U.S. peace movement.
They may not be useful for making posters for a demonstration. But for lobbying Congressional staff or making other presentations to people not already on our side, the arguments of the Afghanistan Study Group are likely to be useful.
You probably won't see it in most US news outlets, but on Monday morning in Kabul and Jalalabad, hundreds of university students
General McChrystal's recommendation for more troops and material has a distinctly Westmorelandian flavor to it. If approved, it could create an additional $40 to$80 billion per annum in war costs.
Journalist Besan Sheikh recently visited the Guantanamo Bay prison facility run by the US, where al-Qaeda and other prisoners
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Cole said that while Obama administration can't intervene to the point that they enable a reformist victory, they must continue engaging Iranian hardliners if the current regime remains in power.
The evidence that has been presented so far that the election was stolen has not been convincing.