Articles from Juan Cole

Exit Polls: Tolerant Dutch Reject Wilders’ anti-Muslim Hate Speech

TeleSur |

Many see the Dutch vote as a referendum on the viability of the viciously anti-Muslim, anti-migrant politics represented by Geert Wilders.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s center-right VVD Party remained the biggest in Parliament after an election Wednesday with 31 of the 150 seats, the first exit poll said, handing a significant defeat to the far-right Geert Wilders.

Trump & Saudi Arabia: Oil Boycott or Bromance?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –

Trump is meeting this week with Muhammad bin Salman, the deputy heir apparent of the Saudi Arabian throne and the minister of defense. He had lunch with him at the White House on Tuesday, and will have more extended talks on Thursday, according to white House spokesman Sean Spicer.

Here are some of the main disputes between Trump and Saudi Arabia.

1. Syria.

New Scientific Evidence that Middle East may become Uninhabitable

By Baher Kamal | (Inter Press Service) | – –

ROME (IPS) – New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years.

Kellyanne “Inspector Gadget” alleges Obama Microwave-Camera Surveillance

Huffington Post | (Non-Satirical Satire Video Clip)

“Kellyanne Conway is backtracking on her claims that the alleged wiretapping of Trump Tower by President Obama may have been more widespread than first thought. Her reversal comes just one day after she suggested “microwaves that turn into cameras” could have been used as a method of surveillance.”

Huffington Post: Kellyanne Conway Said Microwaves Can Be Used To Spy On People