Added on 07/07/2014
Asia , Gaza Strip , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Itamar attack , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian people , Palestinian Territories , Politics , Second Intifada , War/Conflict , Western Asia
JUAN COLE: The brutal murders of three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian youth have driven attacks on children to top of the news agenda but it’s not new.
Added on 12/04/2014
Anti-Zionism , Asia , East Jerusalem , Israel , Israel and the apartheid analogy , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Jerusalem , John Kerry , Palestinian people , Palestinian prisoners in Israel , Palestinian Territories , Peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Politics , United Nations , War/Conflict , Zionism
JUAN COLE: Israel reneged on its promises, Kerry called them out and then all hell broke loose.
Added on 22/03/2014
AIDS denialism , Chadian–Libyan conflict , FACEBOOK INC. , Gaddafi family , Government , Hosni Mubarak , Libya , Middle East , Military dictatorship , Muammar Gaddafi , Pan-Africanism , Political geography , Politics , Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Social Media , Technology/Internet
JUAN COLE: Let it be a warning to dictators around the world – a clumsy attempt to shut down Twitter in Turkey back-fires.
Added on 01/03/2014
American Israel Public Affairs Committee , Apartheid , Apartheid in South Africa , Discrimination , Human rights in Israel , Human rights in the Palestinian territories , Israel , Israel and the apartheid analogy , Israeli Apartheid Week , Israeli government , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Netanyahu , Palestinian Territories , Politics , Racial segregation , Regev , Social Issues , War/Conflict
BEN WHITE, INFORMED COMMENT: The U.N. has just published a report which is a damning indictment of its treatment of non-Jewish citizens
Added on 17/02/2014
Al Qaeda , America , American Muslims , Antisemitism in the United States , Anwar al-Awlaki , Central Intelligence Agency , Department of Justice , Edward Snowden , Eric Holder , Extrajudicial killing , Islam , Islamic terrorism , Islamism , Obama administration , Pakistan , Politics , Presidency of Barack Obama , President , Religion , Robert Gibbs , United States , United States government , Unmanned aerial vehicle , White House , Yemen
PETER VAN BUREN, INFORMED COMMENT: Drone attacks on U.S nationals overseas could be a portent of things to come at home.
Added on 05/02/2014
Abdullah Yusuf Azzam , Al Qaeda , Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula , al-Zawahiri , Ayman al-Zawahiri , Egyptian Islamic Jihad , Entertainment/Culture , FBI Most Wanted Terrorists , Iraq , Islam , Islamic terrorism , Osama Bin Laden , Terrorism , Videos and audio recordings of Ayman al-Zawahiri , Zawahiri
JUAN COLE: The insistence by many commentators in speaking about a single Al Qaeda entity in Iraq and Syria is plain wrong.
Added on 16/01/2014
Abdel Nasser , Ariel Sharon , Asia , Beirut , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Lebanon , Middle East , Nationalism , Palestinian terrorism , Politics , Prime Minister , Sabra and Shatila massacre , Second Intifada , South Lebanon conflict , United Nations General Assembly observers , War/Conflict , West Bank , Zionism
JUAN COLE: Arial Sharon’s legacy is one of disaster for Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East.
Added on 02/01/2014
Egypt , Egyptian government , Egyptian revolution , Hosni Mubarak , Islam in Egypt , Mubarak era , Muslim Brotherhood , Politics , Politics of Egypt , Tahrir Square , VODAFONE GROUP PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
JUAN COLE: Secret messages being transmitted via muppets on television ads? You couldn’t make it up.
Added on 23/12/2013
Ankara , Egypt , Fethullah Gülen , Government , Gülen movement , Islamism , Justice and Development Party , Paranoia , Politics , Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Religion , Tayyip Erdogan , Turkey , Turkish model
JUAN COLE: He has accomplished much but has been caught in a swirl of corruption allegations and is soundingly increasingly shrill
Added on 11/12/2013
Ali Khamenei , Anti-Zionism , Benjamin Netanyahu , Binyamin Netanyahu , Gaza Strip , Government , Hamas , Hezbollah , Iran , Iran–Israel relations , Iran–Lebanon relations , Israel , Israeli–Lebanese conflict , Jordan , Politics , President , Prime Minister , United Nations , War/Conflict
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu demanded on Sunday that the world community constrain Iran to change its “genocidal policy” toward Israel, in the course of a speech in which he attacked President Obama’s current round of negotiations with Iran over its civilian nuclear enrichment program.
JUAN COLE: It appears that a light foam forms on Binyamin Netanyahu’s lips when he begins speaking about Iran. Not all Israeli politicians are like him
Added on 02/12/2013
Arab world , Constitution , Egypt , Hosni Mubarak , Human rights , James Madison , Muhammad Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Political geography , Politics , Politics of Egypt , Religion/Belief , Uniform civil code of India , United States Constitution
JUAN COLE: Many of its provisions will be welcomed by secularists, in particular those with plenty of money but there are some fundamental contradictions too.
Added on 02/11/2013
Asia , Civil war in Iraq , Iraq , Iraq War , Iraqi insurgency , Mexico , Nouri al-Maliki , Politics , Politics of Iraq , Sunni , Syria , United States , War/Conflict , Washington
JUAN COLE: Nouri Al-Maliki is in Washington pushing for increased U.S involvement in his country’s affairs. I have one word of advice to President Obama – resist!
Added on 25/10/2013
Arab League , Arab world , Cairo , Egypt , Egyptian people , Foreign relations of Egypt , Gamal Abdel Nasser , Iran , Iraq , Middle East , Moscow , Muslim Brotherhood , Nikita Khrushchev , North Africa , Politics , Politics of Egypt , President , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Soviet Union , Syria , United States , USD , Vladimir Putin , Washington , Western Asia
An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]
Added on 09/10/2013
Arab–Israeli conflict , Asia , Benjamin Netanyahu , Binyamin Netanyahu , Iran , Israel , Israeli Jews , Israeli society , Politics , Religion/Belief , Western Asia
JUAN COLE: Binyamin Netanyahu’s observations on Iranian jeans-wearing provoked much mirth but the two countries have a lot in common.
Added on 11/09/2013
Asia , Bashar al-Assad , Chemical weapons , Damascus , European Union , Moscow , Obama , Politics , President , Putin , Russia , Spain , Syria , Syrian uprising , United States , War/Conflict
JUAN COLE: By taking the words of John Kerry and quickly formulating a new policy on Syria Putin has saved Obama from a major political embarrassment
Added on 31/08/2013
David Cameron , George W. Bush , Gulf War , Iraq , Rationale for the Iraq War , Saddam Hussein , Special Relationship , Syria , Tony Blair
The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by the Bush administration and the Blair government in 2002-2003 came back to haunt the Anglo-American alliance on Thursday when the British parliament voted 285 to 272 not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
JUAN COLE: The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by Bush, Blair governments came back to haunt the alliance on Thursday when parliament voted not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
Added on 15/08/2013
Egypt , Muhammad Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Politics of Egypt
Some early reports spoke of 120 dead in the first 40 minutes, including two policemen (9 policemen were said to have been wounded). Alarabiya was still only reporting 5 dead several hours after the push against the squares began.
JUAN COLE: Early reports spoke of 120 dead in the first 40 minutes, including two policemen. Alarabiya was still only reporting 5 dead several hours after the push against the squares began.
Added on 14/08/2013
Foreign relations of Iran , India , Iran , Iran–United States relations , U.S. sanctions against Iran
Not since President Roosevelt told Japan in July 1941 that he was going to cut it off from American petroleum has the United States threatened to use oil to strangle a country so completely.
JUAN COLE: Not since President Roosevelt told Japan in July 1941 that he was going to cut it off from American petroleum has the United States threatened to use oil to strangle a country so completely.
Added on 25/07/2013
Anthony Weiner , Asia , Congress , Foreign relations of the Palestinian National Authority , Gaza Strip , Gaza War , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Joseph Massad , Mahatma Gandhi , Middle East , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian Territories , Palestinian terrorism , Politics , State of Palestine , United Nations General Assembly observers , War/Conflict , West Bank , Western Asia
JUAN COLE: Weiner’s been caught out again. The really big deal about him though is his unwavering support for virulently anti-Palestinian policies
Added on 20/07/2013
Africa , Arab world , Economy of Egypt , Egypt , Foreign relations of Egypt , Geography of Egypt , Liquefied natural gas , Macro-engineering , Politics , Red Sea , Suez , Suez Canal , United States
JUAN COLE: Recent events in Egypt don’t seem to hold much appeal for the major news corporations in the U.S but all Americans have a stake in what happens there