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Juan Cole

Politics

Romney poses, as militants burn a US consulate over Islamophobic film

As Mitt Romney misfires on the campaign trail; scholar argues that the events in Benghazi are atypical of the new Libya.

Politics

How neoliberalism created an age of activism

Decades of neoliberal economic policies have concentrated wealth and are now spurring a global backlash.

US & Canada

US ignored Tunisian corruption

Diplomatic cables suggest US was aware of deep-rooted corruption among Tunisia's elite.