The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A New Translation with historical Afterword (London: I.B. Tauris, April, 2020)
Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires (New York: Bold Type Books/ Hachette, 2018).
Global Connections, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) (co-author with John Coatsworth, Michael Hanagan, Peter Purdue, Charles Tilly & Louise Tilly).
The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014).
Engaging the Muslim World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Mar. 2009).
Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
Book Chapters and Journal Articles
Juan Cole, "Paradosis and monotheism: a late antique approach to the meaning of islam in the Quran," Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 82/3 (2019): 405-425
"The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Gulf Crisis", Gulf Studies Center Monographic Series, No. 4 (June 2019): 1-22
"Between the Postcolonial and the Middle East: Writing the Subaltern in the Arab World," in Anna Ball and Karim Mattar, eds. The Postcolonial Middle East (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019), 83-96.
"The Qur'an and the Modern Self: A Heterotopia." Social Research: An International Quarterly, Volume 85, No. 3, Fall 2018, pp. 557-572.
"Caliphates and Juntas: Ottoman Legacies in Today's Controversies over Religion and State in the Arab World." Social Science History. Volume 42, Issue 4. Winter 2018 , pp. 797-810.
Sanctioning Iran: A Nietzschean Theory of Negative Imperialism. Intro. by Touraj Atabaki. FarmanFarmaian Annual Lectures 1 (Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History, 2017). 48 p.
"Middle East." In Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds. Fueling Culture 101: Words for Energy and Environment (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017), pp. 224-226.
"The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Muslim secularism." Studies in People's History 3, 2 (Dec 2016):138-150.
"Chinese Soft Power and Green Energy Investment in the Greater Middle East." Sociology of Islam 4 (2016):59-72.
"Wittgensteinian Language-games in an Indo-Persian Dialogue on World Religions," Iran Nameh: A Quarterly of Iranian Studies, 30, 3 (Fall 2015): 88-117.
"Democracy and the Arab Upheavals of 2011 and After," in Howard Brick and Gregory Parker, eds., A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement and its Times (Ann Arbor, Mi.: Maize Books/University of Michigan Library, 2015), pp. 475-486.
"Egypt's Modern Revolutions and the Fall of Mubarak," in Fawaz A. Gerges, ed., The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp. 60-79.
"US Middle East Policy in Obama's Second Term," Emirates Lecture Series (Abu Dhabi, UAE: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Fall 2013), 41 pp.
"Rescuing Omar Khayyam from the Victorians," Michigan Quarterly Review vol. 52, no. 2 (Spring, 2013), pp. 169-181.
"'Democratisation,' religious extremism, fragile states, and insurgencies: Bush's legacies to Obama and the challenges ahead," in Shahram Akbarzadeh, et al., eds. American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East: From Bush to Obama (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 9-26.
"Iraq in 1939: British Alliance or Nationalist Neutrality toward the Axis?" Britain and the World. Volume 5, No. 2 (2012):204-222
"Egypt's New Left versus the Military Junta," Social Research 79, 2 (Summer 2012): 487-510
"Blogging Current Affairs History," Journal of Contemporary History July 2011 46: 658-670.
"The Place of Democracy in the Postcolonial Islamic World," The Democratic Imaginary in the Era of Globalization. XXIII Conference of the Academy of Latinity (Academy of Latinity: Barcelona, 2011). Pp. 21-70.
"Islamophobia and American Foreign Policy Rhetoric: The Bush Years and After." In John L. Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, eds., Islamophobia: the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 127-142