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Juan Cole: Lessons from Past Western Incursions in the Middle East

At this New America event, Juan Cole discussed his new book, Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East and the relevance and lessons of Napoleon’s expedition in Egypt to the current American occupation of Iraq. New America Foundation/American Strategy Program Director Steve Clemons offered introductory comments and moderated the robust discussion that followed Cole's presentation.

Juan Cole is a professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan, the President of the Global Americana Institute, and the publisher of Informed Comment, a blog that specializes in providing translations and commentary on the modern Middle East.


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  • Juan Cole
    Author, Napolean's Egypt
    Publisher, Informed Comment
  • Steve Clemons
    Senior Fellow and Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
    Publisher, TheWashingtonNote.com

Event Time and Location

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 1:15pm - 2:45pm

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