a native of Philadelphia, is currently a visiting fellow of The Washington
Institute for Near East Policy. He received a B.S.degree in biology
from Yale University in 1994, and received a Ph.D. in history from
the same institution in 1999. His dissertation, "The Making of
Modern Iran, 1858-1909: Communications, Telegraph and Society"
won Yale's prestigious John Addison Porter Prize. He has received
numerous policy and academic awards and fellowships. He has previously
worked as a Lecturer in History (Iranian, Afghan, and Central Asian)
at Yale University.
Rubin is the
author of a new monograph, "Into the Shadows: Radical Vigilantes
in Khatami's Iran" (2001), and numerous scholarly and policy
articles. He has published his opinion articles widely in such forums
as The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The Jerusalem Post
and The Los Angeles Times. He speaks widely in the United States,
Europe, and the Middle East.
Rubin is perhaps
Washington's most widely-traveled Middle East analyst. He is intimately
acquainted with rogue regimes and areas of concern to U.S. foreign
policy. He has spent more than half a year in Iran (1996 and 1999),
nine months in Iraq (2000-2001), three months in Yemen (1995), three
months in Tajikistan (1997), as well as several weeks in Afghanistan
(1997 and 2000), and time in Pakistan (2000) and the Sudan (2001).
Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The Washington Institute,
Articles, Op-Eds, and Papers
at War: An interview with Middle East analyst Michael Rubin '94,
Yale Daily News, October 24, 2001