Wikistrat Expert Dr. Michael Rubin

Dr. Michael Rubin

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Michael Rubin’s major research area is the Middle East, with special focus on Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Kurdish society. He also writes frequently on transformative diplomacy and governance issues.

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Dr. Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations; and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly. Between 2002 and 2004, Rubin worked as a staff advisor for Iran and Iraq in OSD/ISA/NESA at the Pentagon, in which capacity he was seconded to Iraq.

A native of Philadelphia, Rubin received a B.S. degree in biology from Yale University in 1994, and a Ph.D. in history from the same institution in 1999. He has previously worked as a lecturer in history at Yale University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and at three different universities in northern Iraq. Rubin currently provides academic instruction on regional issues for senior U.S. Army and Marine officers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D., Yale University, History (Concentration on Iran); M.A., Yale University, History; B.S., Yale University, Biology

Areas of Expertise:
Kurdish Societies
Diplomacy Toward Rogue States
Democratization Policy



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