There are few in the country whom I think better articulate what is driving the tumult in the Middle East than Juan Cole.
Juan Cole is one of the mega-bloggers in the U.S., publishing the smart “Informed Comment: Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion” blog. During the day, he enlightens very fortunate students who encounter him at the University of Michigan.
Here is a July 28th post by Cole titled: “The War on Terror Over” which thoughtfully deconstructs who many of the terrorists are, what is driving them, and how America could more effectively respond.
Juan Cole will be speaking at the “Next Phase” Terrorism Conference on a panel titled, The Grievance Challenge: Confronting the Political Dimensions of Terrorism at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th.
Hope you can join us in person or by webcast.
— Steve Clemons