Juan Cole discusses the future of U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan beyond the November presidential elections. Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan and has written extensively about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. He focuses on contemporary Islamic movements, whether mainstream or radical, Sunni and Salafi or Shi`ite. His media and press interviews since September 11, 2001 and throughout the war in Iraq, have received worldwide attention. His most recent book is Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East.
(c) 2008 - University of Chicago. The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.
Recorded Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at University of Chicago.