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Michael Rubin

Michael Rubin

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

qatar

At the core of the Qatar dispute is the question of Qatar’s support for extremism. While many Gulf states have histories of donating to or...
diversity

Universities may be non-profit, but they are big business. At the end of fiscal year 2015, for example, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton’s endowments were $38...
f-35

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the newest generation air platform for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Lockheed-Martin, which builds the F-35, describes...
climate change

Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron surprised almost everyone when he invited President Donald Trump to celebrate Bastille Day with him in Paris, especially after the...
Iran

On July 16, 2017, Iranian Judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi announced that Iran had sentenced an American to ten years in prison for alleged espionage....
nuclear power

Progressives, environmentalists, politicians, and even many corporations have dedicated themselves to increasing the amount of alternative energy Americans produce and use. To many Americans, this...
Japan

As North Korea develops nuclear weapons and tests ballistic missiles that could potentially hit the United States, the U.S. response has so far been ineffective. President...
Egypt

The narrative dominating Egypt in Washington revolves largely around either human rights or security. Those who criticize President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi cite his crackdown on...
Iran nuclear deal

At both The Weekly Standard and the Jerusalem Post, the Foundation for Defense of Democracy’s Benjamin Weinthal exposes German intelligence reports that suggest that the...
Turkey

John Bass, the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, gave a speech at the Istanbul consulate’s Independence Day reception, in which he urged Turks not to make...
Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi visited Mosul to declare victory in the eight-month struggle to liberate Iraq’s second largest city from the grip of the...
Iran

On June 18, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched missiles into Syria in retaliation for a terrorist attack on Iran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s tomb...