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Michael Rubin

Michael Rubin

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

Iran

Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution largely caught the world by surprise. Only a handful of analysts—Israel’s Uri Lubrani most famously—predicted that the shah could fall. In...
iran

The 2015 Iran nuclear accord and subsequent side deals struck by the Obama administration to ransom U.S. hostages held by Iran disproportionately enriched the Islamic...
russia

Moscow is belatedly responding to American sanctions leveled on Russia following its intervention in the 2016 election and the invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir...
Iran

More than two years after Secretary of State John Kerry and his European Union counterpart Federica Mogherini acquiesced to the last Iranian demands and signed...
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...