Juan Cole Robert Scheer SI Podcast

Juan Cole: Be Wary of Strongmen in the U.S. and Abroad

The history professor and editor of the blog Informed Comment talks about Islamophobia and foreign relations under President Trump.
The history professor and essayist talks about Islamophobia and foreign relations under President Trump.
Photo: Juan Cole speaking at the New America Foundation

Juan Cole teaches at the University of Michigan, has written extensively on the Middle East on his blog Informed Comment, and has authored several books on the region and Islam. In his conversation with Robert Scheer, Cole discusses what he sees as the over-reporting of Islamic terrorism in the United States and an unfounded association between violence and the religion. They talk about President Trump’s stated interest in re-setting relations with Russia and whether that could be a positive development. And Cole tells Scheer that in spite of many attempts for peace in the Middle East, he sees a bleak future for the “stateless” Palestinian people.

Credits

Guest:
Juan Cole – University of Michigan – @jricole

Host:
Robert Scheer

Producers:
Joshua ScheerRebecca Mooney

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