June 02, 2020
Juan Cole

Juan Cole

  • Portraits Of Terrorists As Young Men
    Portraits Of Terrorists As Young Men

    Maybe the staff at Charlie Hebdo would be alive if George W. Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney hadn’t modelled...

  • Why Al-Qaeda Attacked Satirists In Paris
    Why Al-Qaeda Attacked Satirists In Paris

    The tactic is similar to the one used by Stalinists in the early 20th century. It was aimed at polarizing...

  • 'Muslim-Hating Bigotry'
    'Muslim-Hating Bigotry'

    Maher and Sam Harris like to demonise Islam and by association Muslims. Ben Affleck de-demonised them by...

  • Four Dead Boys On The Beach
    Four Dead Boys On The Beach

    ...and Israel's precision war on Gaza

  • Waiting For The Arab Summer
    Waiting For The Arab Summer

    We haven't heard the last of the generation of 20-somethings that led the Arab Spring, some 42 months back.

  • The Shi'as And Sunnis
    The Shi'as And Sunnis

    Although the Shi'ites were a majority in Iraq, Sunnis predominated in positions of power and wealth...

  • Seven Myths
    Seven Myths

    Sudden truisms that should be rethought about the Radical Sunni Advance in Iraq

  • 'Shock And Awe' Never Works
    'Shock And Awe' Never Works

    Don't trust the bombers: Where the enemy has some local support and is defending, air power has a long...

  •  Fifty-Fifty
    Fifty-Fifty

    So why did President Obama not go to Congress about Libya but is willing to do so with regard to a much less...

  • Lessons From Boston
    Lessons From Boston

    Having experienced the shock and grief of the Boston bombings, cannot we in the US empathise more with Iraqi...

  • The Nightmare Returns
    The Nightmare Returns

    The great Iranian oil blockade of 2012 may still be largely financially focused, but it carries with it the...

  • Protest Planet
    Protest Planet

    The massive popular protests that shook the globe this year have much in common, though most of the reporting...

  • An Arab Spring For Women
    An Arab Spring For Women

    The striking role of women in the protests sweeping the Arab world has been largely overlooked. Despite...

  • The Corruption Game 
    The Corruption Game 

    What the Tunisian Revolution and WikiLeaks tell us about American support for corrupt dictatorships in the...

  • How Green Was That Movement...
    How Green Was That Movement...

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

  • Armageddon At The Top Of The World: Not!
    Armageddon At The Top Of The World: Not!

    Despite being among the poorest people in the world, the inhabitants of the craggy northwest of what is now...

  • Take The High Way
    Take The High Way

    Many Indians have called the attacks in Mumbai "India's 9/11". Most Indian observers, however were critical...

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