Articles by Juan Cole
This Is a War on Children, and 'Safe Zones' Are Death Traps: UNICEF
Juan Cole · Gaza was a free-fire zone on Saturday and Sunday, with UN officials saying that no place in the Strip is safe. Hundreds were killed, almost all of them innocent noncombatants, and including a worrisome number of children. Although...
Why the Russian Petro-State Is Actually Terrified of a Bernie Sanders Presidency: the Green New Deal
Juan Cole · If millions of Americans started driving electric cars with Federal tax breaks and an end to gasoline subsidies, American petroleum demand would plummet.
Israel Is Disappearing the Proof That It Oppresses Palestinians
Juan Cole · Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz [“The Land”], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country’s archives, including local repositories, and removing and classifying...
Shooting Protesters in Cold Blood: How Israel Became a Typical Middle Eastern Dictatorship
Juan Cole · Randomly shooting into crowds is more than just threatening people with death. It is a means of terrorizing the dissidents.
Top 5 Ways Man-Made Climate Change Made Hurricane Harvey Much Worse
Juan Cole · The images from Houston and its environs are heart-breaking and we at Informed Comment wish all those affected a speedy and safe return to normality.
How Mainstream Is Bernie Sanders?
Juan Cole · Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination, has trouble being taken seriously by the corporate media, what with him being a democratic socialist and all. If you go to Google News and put in his...
Are Islamic State’s ‘Shock and Awe’ Tactics More Awful Because of One Victim?
Juan Cole · The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) burning of a captured Jordanian pilot alive produced justified revulsion globally, resulting in the terrorist organization being termed “barbarous” and similar epithets. Why did it behave this way? Because it...
Paris Terrorist Was Radicalized by Bush's Iraq War, Abu Ghraib Torture
Juan Cole · Sharif and Said Kouashi, the two brothers for whom the French police are searching, were born in Paris of Algerian parents, Mokhtar et Freiha Méguireche, according