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Michael Rubin

Michael Rubin

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Japan

Iranian sleeper cells are nothing new. In 1992, as German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel relaxed German sanctions on Iran, the Iranian leadership activated a Berlin-based cell...
Iran nuclear deal

What’s more important to European leaders and American proponents of the Iran deal? Preserving the accord or preventing an Iranian nuclear fait accompli? As recertification looms...
Yale

For much of its recent history, Yale University’s administration maintained a deliberate aloofness from its students. It focused on the development and management of the...
MESA

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA), which describes itself as “a private, non-profit learned society that brings together scholars, educators, and those interested in the...
isis

On July 16, 2015, a fishing boat off al-Arish on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula radioed a distress call. The nearest ship, an Egyptian navy frigate responded....
ISIS

Perhaps the best book I ever read was Natan Sharansky’s Fear No Evil, a memoir of his time in Soviet custody and an explanation of...
mia

I’ve written here from time to time about the families of Korean War POWs whose loved ones were transferred to China after capture but never...
Iran

The International Olympics might be about putting sports above politics, but that sort of brotherhood is something the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran...
unicef

The British Journal of Global Health has found that the idea that sanctions on Iraq killed 500,000 children was a fiction dreamed up by Saddam...
ISIS

The Islamic State may have lost much of its territory but, even if the loose international coalition fighting the would-be caliphate succeeds in ending its...
Iraq

When American journalists and policymakers talk about Iraq, their focus is overwhelmingly on security. Will Iraqi forces mop up the remnants of the Islamic State?...
State Department

Among the many stories of internecine battles within the Trump administration is the supposed discord between the White House and the State Department. Secretary of State...