Thursday, February 15, 2007

Having Trouble Keeping Up On The Facts Regarding Iran?

If you are struggling to figure out who is saying what and whether or not what is being said by the Bush administration about Iran is accurate, the best one-stop place to go is Informed Comment.

I describe Informed Comment’s author, Juan Cole, as “my” Middle Eastern expert, and have checked his website most mornings for the past several years.

Juan R. I. Cole is Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the History Department of the University of Michigan. A bibliography of his writings may be found here. He has written extensively about modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia. He has given numerous media and press interviews on the War on Terrorism since September 11, 2001, as well as concerning the Iraq War in 2003. He’s fluent in and reads Arabic, Persian, and Urdu.

Here is his full bio.

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