Writings by Michael Rubin

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Why Does Biden Reward Adversaries and Ignore Allies? Washington ExaminerApril 19, 2024
Does Biden Support the Anti-Israel Boycott? Washington ExaminerApril 15, 2024
Why Does Biden Treat Christianity with Disdain? Washington ExaminerApril 10, 2024
Criticism of Israel's Damascus Strike Is Dead Wrong Washington ExaminerApril 5, 2024
Does Diplomacy Work with Rogue Regimes? Two Tests Expose the Truth The Washington ExaminerApril 3, 2024
The West Must Ostracize – Not Reward – Hostage Takers The Washington ExaminerApril 2, 2024
Is Biden Normalizing Hamas? Washington ExaminerMarch 27, 2024
Don't Play the Ethnic Card in Iran Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 25, 2024
The Problem Isn't Just the Houthis; It's Yemeni Unity Washington ExaminerMarch 24, 2024
How Far Can Turkish Lira Fall before Erdogan Starts a War? Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 15, 2024
Do Not Let the Taliban Dictate the International Community's Interlocutors Afghan Institute for Strategic StudiesMarch 14, 2024
Condescension and Virtue Signaling Don't Help Palestinians Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 11, 2024
Is Hakan Fidan Seeking U.S. Endorsement to Succeed Erdoğan? 19FortyFiveMarch 7, 2024
Is U.S. Military Assistance Subsidizing Turkey's Occupation of Cyprus, Syria, and Iraq? Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 6, 2024
The U.N. Won't Reform until Its Employees Lose Diplomatic Immunity Washington ExaminerMarch 4, 2024
Gaza Is Not the Real Crisis in the Middle East – Jordan Will Be Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 4, 2024
Recognizing Palestinian State Would Render All American Diplomacy Meaningless Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 19, 2024
Dynastic Succession Will Underscore the End of the Islamic Republic's Claim to Legitimacy Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 16, 2024
Did Biden Just Accidentally Ban Arms Sales to Turkey? Washington ExaminerFebruary 16, 2024
Playing Politics with Terrorist Designations Defeats Their Purpose Washington ExaminerFebruary 14, 2024
Accelerating Palestinian Statehood Would Be Dead Wrong Washington ExaminerFebruary 13, 2024
Do Iraqis Really Want the Americans to Withdraw? Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 12, 2024
Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece and Armenia Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 12, 2024
Did Iraqi Kurdish Allies Kill a U.S. Government Employee in Cold Blood? Washington ExaminerFebruary 4, 2024
Greece and Cyprus Should Link Turkey F-16s to Ending Occupation EkathimeriniJanuary 30, 2024
How the US Should Respond to Turkey's Strings-Attached Gift to Sweden The Washington ExaminerJanuary 24, 2024
Turkey Humiliated NATO; If NATO Can't Expel It, Here's Plan B Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 24, 2024
Is Qatar Putting the Squeeze on the Anti-Taliban Resistance?  Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 23, 2024
Don't Ban Muslim Immigrants; Just Choose the Right Ones Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 20, 2024
Does Khamenei Want Iran to Be Bombed? Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 18, 2024
The Islamic Republic Wants a Referendum? Start in Iran Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 17, 2024
Al Jazeera Doesn't Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt Washington ExaminerJanuary 16, 2024
No, Erdogan Should Never Again Step Foot in the White House Washington ExaminerJanuary 15, 2024
South Africa, Turkey, Norway Must Face Consequences for Terror Support Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 11, 2024
Exiling Hamas Is a Good Idea, but to Where Matters Washington ExaminerJanuary 9, 2024
U.S. Should Endorse Somaliland's Independence Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 3, 2024
Is It Time to Sink the Iranian Navy? The Washington ExaminerDecember 30, 2023
Should the State Department Designate Malaysia a Terror Sponsor? Middle East Forum ObserverDecember 29, 2023
AOC's Moral, Religious, and Historic Christmas Confusion Washington ExaminerDecember 27, 2023
How the Houthi Attacks Could Net Iran Billions of Dollars Middle East Forum ObserverDecember 20, 2023
Forget a Two-State Solution for Palestinians; Three or Four Is More Realistic Washington ExaminerDecember 20, 2023
Did North Korea Play a Role in Hamas Terrorism? Washington ExaminerDecember 18, 2023
Congress Should Compel Ban Ki-moon and António Guterres to Testify Middle East Forum ObserverDecember 18, 2023
Why Iran Is Going on the Offensive Washington ExaminerDecember 17, 2023
We Need a Two State Solution (in Turkey) Middle East Forum ObserverDecember 16, 2023
Israel Should Ignore Jake Sullivan Washington ExaminerDecember 15, 2023
The Middle East Studies Mess: Causes and Consequences Australia/Israel ReviewJuly 2015
A Watershed Election National Review OnlineFebruary 1, 2010
The Enduring Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Axis AEI Middle Eastern OutlookDecember 2009
Not Nearly Enough On Afghanistan Forbes.comDecember 1, 2009
Don't Sacrifice Human Rights for Iran Diplomacy Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyOctober 7, 2009
Bad Options on Iran National Review OnlineOctober 5, 2009
It takes much more than talk to stop Iran's stonewalling New York Daily NewsSeptember 30, 2009
British government's deal involving Lockerbie bomber shatters 'Special Relationship' with U.S. New York Daily NewsSeptember 2, 2009
Iran: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy House Foreign Affairs CommitteeJuly 22, 2009
Our Common Foe National ReviewJuly 20, 2009
Kurdish leaders are drunk with power Daily Star (Beirut)July 1, 2009
The Troop Drawdown Could Be Costly for Iraq Wall Street JournalJune 30, 2009
Iran, technology, and revolution Middle East Strategy at HarvardJune 25, 2009
Silence Is Not Neutrality National Review OnlineJune 23, 2009
Protests aren't enough to topple the Islamic Republic Los Angeles TimesJune 19, 2009
Don't meddle, but help create a template for Iranians to act Los Angeles TimesJune 18, 2009
The Obama Effect? New York Daily NewsJune 14, 2009
Sixty Miles from the Capital Weekly StandardMay 11, 2009
Just the beginning Bitterlemons InternationalApril 30, 2009
A Target of Convenience National Review OnlineApril 21, 2009
Kurdistan's Troubled Democracy Washington PostApril 18, 2009
Leaders' mortality may sway Iraq's health Jane's Islamic Affairs AnalystApril 17, 2009
What Iran Really Thinks About Talks Wall Street JournalApril 13, 2009
Khatami is just Ahmadinejad with a silver tongue The AustralianMarch 25, 2009
Obama Shouldn't Sacrifice Allies To Please Russia Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyMarch 4, 2009
An Opening to Iran? Weekly StandardFebruary 16, 2009
Diplomacy By Itself Won't Work With Iran Investor's Business DailyFebruary 13, 2009
Diplomacy Cannot Quell Gaza Violence Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyJanuary 5, 2009
Tehran Is The Obstacle To U.S.-Iran Talks Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyNovember 25, 2008
Syria Can't Be Flipped Forbes.comNovember 12, 2008
Can a Nuclear Iran Be Contained or Deterred? Middle Eastern OutlookNovember 5, 2008
The U.S. Should Not Open an Interests Section in Tehran CFR ForumNovember 4, 2008
Iran's Economy Runs Out Of Steam Forbes.comOctober 17, 2008
Obama or McCain, Iran stance won't change The AustralianOctober 3, 2008
Getting Religion Wrong Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get ReligionOctober 2008
Boxed In: Containing a Nuclear Iran Jane's Intelligence ReviewOctober 2008
Biden's Blink on Iran Washington PostAugust 26, 2008
. . . And Foreign Policy Moves Front and Center Richmond Times-DispatchAugust 12, 2008
Erdogan, Ergenekon, and the Struggle for Turkey Mideast MonitorAugust 8, 2008
Bush's Disastrous Flip Flop Bitterlemons InternationalAugust 7, 2008
Obama in Berlin Washington PostJuly 24, 2008
Now Bush Is Appeasing Iran Wall Street JournalJuly 21, 2008
Iran's Faltering Economy Euro-Atlantic QuarterlyJuly 2008
Turkey: Erdogan, the AKP, and Secularism Euro-Atlantic QuarterlyJuly 2008
The Case Against Turkey's Ruling Party The AmericanJune 20, 2008
Return of the Purple Fingers Washington PostJune 9, 2008
Turkey's Putin Deserves to Go Wall Street JournalJune 6, 2008
Hillary Clinton's right to say 'obliterate' New York Daily NewsMay 7, 2008
Turkey's Uncertain Future The AmericanApril 30, 2008
Turkey's Turning Point National Review OnlineApril 14, 2008
Rose-Colored Foreign Policy Wall Street JournalApril 14, 2008
Iran's Global Ambition AEI Middle Eastern OutlookMarch 17, 2008
The Iranian Elections Euro-Atlantic QuarterlyMarch 2008
Turkey and Democracy Euro-Atlantic QuarterlyMarch 2008
European Libyan Policy is Cynical Bitterlemons InternationalFebruary 28, 2008
ElBaradei's Real Agenda Wall Street JournalFebruary 25, 2008
Unintelligence on Iranian Nukes Weekly StandardFebruary 25, 2008
The Proposed U.S. Security Commitment to Iraq House Foreign Affairs CommitteeJanuary 23, 2008
Is Iraqi Kurdistan a Good Ally? AEI Middle Eastern OutlookJanuary 2008
The Extension of the United Nations Mandate for Iraq House Foreign Affairs CommitteeDecember 19, 2007
Turkey's Terror Problem Is Ours Wall Street JournalDecember 18, 2007
Iran's nuke news shows danger of trusting this regime New York Daily NewsDecember 5, 2007
Are President Bush's recent statements on Iran dangerously provocative? Congressional QuarterlyNovember 16, 2007
The Guldimann Memorandum Weekly StandardOctober 22, 2007
A Lever of Change in Iran Washington PostOctober 19, 2007
Grandstanding Has Consequences National Review OnlineOctober 15, 2007
Russian Roulette on Iran Wall Street JournalOctober 3, 2007
President Bush's Broken Promises Wall Street JournalJuly 31, 2007
U.S. Policy Options in the Iraq Crisis U.S. House of RepresentativesJuly 17, 2007
Opposing view: Don't blink, don't back down USA TodayJuly 2, 2007
U.S. Policy: Back to the Future AspeniaJune 2007
Asymmetrical Threat Concept and its Reflections on International Security Strategic Research and Study CenterMay 31, 2007
Enabling Kurdish Illusions Weekly StandardMarch 19, 2007
Table Talk Wall Street JournalFebruary 21, 2007
Hamas' international strategy works Bitterlemons InternationalFebruary 8, 2007
Privatize the CIA Weekly StandardFebruary 5, 2007
Will Turkey Have an Islamist President? AEI Middle Eastern OutlookFebruary 2, 2007
How to make '07 Ahmadinejad's last year in power New York Daily NewsJanuary 3, 2007
Specter, colleagues travel abroad, but bid for dialogue yields little Philadelphia InquirerDecember 28, 2006
Is American Support for Middle Eastern Dissidents the Kiss of Death? AEI Middle Eastern OutlookDecember 5, 2006
What went wrong: A sober look at Iraq National Review OnlineDecember 4, 2006
"Arabs may one day miss George W. Bush" Daily Star (Beirut)December 1, 2006
Right war, botched occupation USA TodayNovember 27, 2006
Nurture Iraqi democracy, from the ground up Los Angeles TimesNovember 16, 2006
Rumsfeld and the Realists Wall Street JournalNovember 13, 2006
Why withdrawal from Iraq is the worst option Financial TimesOctober 26, 2006
Conclusion First, Debate Afterwards Weekly StandardOctober 20, 2006
"Mr. Erdogan's Turkey" Wall Street JournalOctober 19, 2006
Misguided reconciliation with Baathists Philadelphia InquirerOctober 19, 2006
To end Iran standoff, plan for war New York Daily NewsOctober 3, 2006
The U.S. vs. Iran Wall Street JournalSeptember 20, 2006
Last Chance for Iraq? National ReviewSeptember 11, 2006
Can Iran Be Trusted? AEI Middle Eastern OutlookSeptember 1, 2006
"Is the West Racist Toward Muslims and Arabs?" Bitterlemons InternationalAugust 31, 2006
An Arrow in Our Quiver National ReviewAugust 28, 2006
All Talk and No Strategy: The limits of diplomacy Weekly StandardJuly 24, 2006
Sending in the peacekeepers is a fool's game New York Daily NewsJuly 20, 2006
Multilateralism - A Diplomatic Mantra Die PresseJuly 19, 2006
Iran Against the Arabs Wall Street JournalJuly 19, 2006
Eradication First: Before diplomacy National Review OnlineJuly 17, 2006
Fight for Mideast democracy faltering Philadelphia InquirerJuly 14, 2006
Political Strategies to Counterterrorism The Evolving Threat: International Terrorism in the post 9-11 EraJuly 12, 2006
The US defends its allies Bitterlemons InternationalJuly 6, 2006
Dangerous Cycle National Review OnlineJuly 6, 2006
Bubba Dubya? Weekly StandardJune 19, 2006
Damage Is Done National Review OnlineJune 1, 2006
Diplomacy is not enough ProspectJune 2006
The Tyranny Doctrine Los Angeles TimesMay 26, 2006
I Was an Icelandic "War Criminal" National Review OnlineMay 12, 2006
Putting politics before pacifism Philadelphia InquirerMay 9, 2006
Nuclear Hostage Crisis Wall Street JournalApril 14, 2006
Patterns of Discontent: Will History Repeat in Iran? Middle East Review of International AffairsMarch 2006
Are We Playing for Keeps? Wall Street JournalFebruary 27, 2006
Hitting the Mark on Iran FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 27, 2006
Iran Means What It Says AEI Online: On the IssuesJanuary 25, 2006
The Radioactive Republic of Iran Wall Street JournalJanuary 16, 2006
Monsters of the Left: The Mujahedin al-Khalq FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 13, 2006
Don't Dismiss Iranian Rhetoric TýždeňJanuary 2, 2006
Iraqi Beacon Wall Street JournalDecember 14, 2005
Turkey's No Casual Dining National Review OnlineDecember 12, 2005
How to Deal with Kidnappings in Iraq Rivista di IntelligenceDecember 2005
Iraq's Comeback Kid National ReviewNovember 29, 2005
The Middle East's real bane: corruption Daily Star (Beirut)November 18, 2005
Domestic Threats to Iranian Stability: Khuzistan and Baluchistan JCPA Jerusalem Issue BriefNovember 13, 2005
The Same War New York SunNovember 2, 2005
Iraq, Unplugged National Review OnlineNovember 1, 2005
From Baghdad to Beirut, Arab Leaders Being Held To Account ForwardOctober 28, 2005
Turkish Turn Back? National Review OnlineOctober 19, 2005
With Freedom Comes Politics Wall Street JournalOctober 18, 2005
Iraq and the Democratization of the Middle East La Rivoluzione Democratica Contro Il TerrorismoOctober 14, 2005
Only threat of force will tame Tehran The ObserverOctober 9, 2005
Will They or Won't They? National Review OnlineOctober 3, 2005
Lebanon's Tenuous Transformation AspeniaOctober 2005
Who killed the Bush doctrine? HaaretzSeptember 30, 2005
"The Arafat Model" National ReviewSeptember 12, 2005
The Future of Iraq: Democracy, Civil War, or Chaos? Middle East Review of International AffairsSeptember 2005
Less Is More in Iraq Washington PostAugust 9, 2005
The Price of Compromise New York SunAugust 8, 2005
Fried in Turkey National Review OnlineAugust 2, 2005
Washington Must Plan Today For Democratic Iran of Tomorrow ForwardJuly 8, 2005
Academic Standards, R.I.P. FrontPageMagazine.comJune 14, 2005
Our Ally Down Under: The strongest Anglosphere link National ReviewJune 7, 2005
Islamists are intrinsically anti-democratic Bitterlemons InternationalJune 2, 2005
Let Iraq handle Sunnis Baltimore SunMay 10, 2005
Soothing rhetoric - scary reality HaaretzMay 6, 2005
That Occupation Feeling National Review OnlineApril 18, 2005
A comedy of errors: American-Turkish Diplomacy and the Iraq War Turkish Policy QuarterlySpring 2005
Will Washington Support Democracy in Iran? JCPA Jerusalem Issue BriefFebruary 13, 2005
Iraq has voted Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2005
Unilateral withdrawal is irresponsible HaaretzJanuary 28, 2005
A Fresh Start National Review OnlineJanuary 28, 2005
Bush Marches Into a Second Term, His Agenda Set by Mideast Foes ForwardJanuary 28, 2005
Democracy on the Wing Washington PostJanuary 26, 2005
Listen to the Iraqis National Review OnlineJanuary 7, 2005
Vacancy National Review OnlineDecember 10, 2004
Tapping the hornets' nest HaaretzDecember 10, 2004
What's Going Right in Iraq Los Angeles TimesOctober 24, 2004
Iraq's Electoral System: A Misguided Strategy Arab Reform BulletinSeptember 2004
Losing the Shia National Review OnlineAugust 19, 2004
Shifting Sides? National Review OnlineAugust 10, 2004
Talking Turkey National Review OnlineAugust 6, 2004
The PKK Factor National Review OnlineAugust 5, 2004
Academia gone awry Jerusalem PostJuly 15, 2004
Same Qaddafi National Review OnlineJune 29, 2004
CPA, R.I.P. National Review OnlineJune 28, 2004
The Wrong Elections For Iraq Washington PostJune 19, 2004
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Why the Russia-Iran Alliance Will Backfire Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2022
Syria's Path to Islamist Terror Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
Iran's Revolutionary Guards - A Rogue Outfit? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
Dissident Watch: Mahmoud Salehi Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
Iraq in Books Middle East QuarterlySpring 2007
Dissident Watch: Mansour Osanlou Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
Dissident Watch: Yücel Aşkın Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Dissident Watch: Kamal Sayid Qadir Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Green Money, Islamist Politics in Turkey Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2005
How to Free Iraq Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
Afghanistan: As Bad as Its Reputation? Middle East QuarterlySeptember 2000
Iran's "Dialogue of Civilizations" - A First-Hand Account Middle East QuarterlyMarch 2000
On the Road: Coping in Islamic Iran Middle East QuarterlyJune 1997
Title Publication Date
Towards an Independent Kurdistan: Self-Determination in International Law Middle East QuarterlySpring 2024
Iranian Women and Gender in the Iran-Iraq War Middle East QuarterlyFall 2021
City of Black Gold: Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of Modern Kirkuk Middle East QuarterlySpring 2020
The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2019
Crisis, Collapse, Militarism and Civil War: The History and Historiography of 18th Century Iran Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2019
Iran: A Modern History Middle East QuarterlyFall 2018
Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran Middle East QuarterlyFall 2017
Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards Middle East QuarterlySpring 2017
Khomeini's Warriors: Foundation of Iran's Regime, Its Guardians, Allies around the World, War Analysis, and Strategies Middle East QuarterlySpring 2017
An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism: Between Turkish Ethnicity and Islamic Identity Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
Confronting Al Qaeda: The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy in al Anbar Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
Everyday Iran: A Provincial Portrait of the Islamic Republic Middle East QuarterlySpring 2016
The Death of the Mehdi Army. The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Iraq's Most Powerful Militia Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2016
The Mystery of Contemporary Iran Middle East QuarterlyFall 2015
Iran and the United States: An Insider's View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2015
The Rise of the Pasdaran: Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Middle East QuarterlyFall 2012
The Green Movement in Iran Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with Its Enemies Middle East QuarterlyFall 2011
The Iraq Effect: The Middle East after the Iraq War Middle East QuarterlyFall 2011
Two Years in Kurdistan Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2011
The Politics of Intelligence and American Wars with Iraq Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for Democracy Middle East QuarterlySpring 2010
Criminals, Militias, and Insurgents Middle East QuarterlySpring 2010
The Arab Center Middle East QuarterlySpring 2010
An Iraq of Its Regions: Cornerstones of a Federal Democracy? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East CommentarySeptember 2009
Still Broken: A Recruit's Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, from Baghdad to the Pentagon Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
Architects of Delusion: Europe, America, and the Iraq War Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society Middle East QuarterlySummer 2009
Nights in the Pink Motel: An American Strategist's Pursuit of Peace in Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2009
Circle in the Sand: The Bush Dynasty in Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2009
British Policy in Mesopotamia, 1903-1914 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2009
Baghdad at Sunrise Middle East QuarterlySpring 2009
War and Decision Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
Swimming Up the Tigris Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
Losing the Golden Hour: An Insider's View of Iraq's Reconstruction Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
Arab Politics, Palestinian Nationalism, and the Six Day War Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
The Jews of Libya: Coexistence, Persecution, Resettlement Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East New York SunJuly 22, 2008
Yemen into the Twenty-First Century Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Things Fall Apart Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Palestine and Transjordan: Geographical Handbook Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Kurdish Identity: Human Rights and Political Status Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
The Development of Trans-Jordan, 1929-1939: A History of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Contemporary Politics in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Between Foreigners and Shi‘is Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
World War IV: The Long Struggle against Islamofascism Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S. Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Iraq in Fragments: The Occupation and Its Legacy Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Iraq: People, History, Politics Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Iran, Islam, and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change, 2nd ed. Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Cradle of Conflict: Iraq and the Birth of the Modern U.S. Military Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Iraqi Security Forces: A Strategy for Success Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
Shia Power: Next Target Iran? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Persia: The Cradle of Infidels Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Nadir Shah's Quest for Legitimacy in Post-Safavid Iran Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Memories of State: Politics, History, and Collective Identity Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
The Kurdish Nationalist Movement Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Iran's Rivalry with Saudi Arabia between the Gulf Wars Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
The Emergence of States in a Tribal Society Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Blind into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Anglo-Iranian Relations since 1800 Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
Turkey's Policy towards Northern Iraq: Problems and Perspectives Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
The Kurds and the State Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
The Shi‘is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End New York SunJuly 17, 2006
Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World New York SunMay 23, 2006
Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad New York SunMay 23, 2006
Journey of the Jihadist New York SunMay 23, 2006
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq New York SunApril 12, 2006
The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose New York SunApril 12, 2006
Security, Reform, and Peace: The Three Pillars of U.S. Strategy in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Revolt on the Tigris: The al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Men of Order: Authoritarian Modernization under Atatürk and Reza Shah Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
The History of Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
The "Great Satan" vs. the "Mad Mullahs" Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Dancing in the No-Fly Zone: A Woman's Journey through Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
Among Warriors in Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope Armed Forces JournalMarch 2006
Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
The Kurds in Iraq Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
The Assassin's Gate: America in Iraq Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq Daily Star (Beirut)December 20, 2005
In the Red Zone: A Journey into the Soul of Iraq Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Hell Is Over, Voices of the Kurds after Saddam Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Cradle of Islam. The Hijaz and the Quest for an Arabian Identity Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Among the "Others": Encounters with the Forgotten Turkmen of Iraq Middle East QuarterlySummer 2005
Operation Iraqi Freedom and the New Iraq: Insights and Forecasts Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Dark Victory: America's Second War against Iraq Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
The Monument: Art and Vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's Iraq Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Exiting Iraq: Why the U.S. Must End the Military Occupation and Renew the War against Al Qaeda Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy, or Division? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Fire, Snow & Honey: Voices from Kurdistan Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
Twenty Years of Islamic Revolution: Political and Social Transition in Iran since 1979 Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Disarming Iraq: Monitoring Power and Resistance Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Afghanistan: Mullah, Marx, and Mujahid Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Rebels With A Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
Preventing a Nuclear Iran MEF WireMarch 19, 2012
Iraq, a test case for democracy? MEF WireOctober 12, 2004
Sanctions Have Helped Northern Iraq MEF WireJuly 10, 2001
Middle East Studies in the News
Title Publication Date
The Hypocrisy of the Middle East Studies Association AEIdeasJune 30, 2017
The Unbearable Hypocrisy of MESA CommentaryFebruary 8, 2017
Reciprocity, Responsibility Must Govern Iran Educational Exchanges [incl. Seyyed Hossein Nasr] Commentary MagazineJune 28, 2015
Old MESA President [on Juan Cole] NRO's Corner BlogDecember 11, 2006
Campus Watch in the Media
Title Publication Date
A Rebuttal and Rejoinder to 'Preserving Integrity in Middle Eastern Studies' Commentary MagazineSeptember 20, 2015
Middle Eastern Studies Association Mocks Academic Freedom Commentary MagazineFebruary 16, 2014
Why Replace Richard Falk? Commentary MagazineFebruary 10, 2014
Campus Watch Research
Title Publication Date
Islamists May Win the Language Wars Commentary MagazineOctober 20, 2015
Educators, Don't Let Yourselves Be Used by Middle Eastern Autocrats Commentary MagazineSeptember 16, 2015
What Does the Current Morass Say about Middle East Studies? [incl. Rashid Khalidi] CommentaryMarch 30, 2015
Librarians for BDS: When Librarians Burn Books CommentaryDecember 14, 2014
MESA Resolution Shows What's Wrong with Academe [incl. Steven Salaita] Commentary MagazineDecember 2, 2014
At Yale: Embrace Assad But Boycott Israel? Commentary MagazineOctober 7, 2014
Islamic State's Reality Check on Dhimmitude Commentary MagazineJuly 21, 2014
Iran: Israel Is Our Target [incl. Juan Cole] Commentary MagazineDecember 11, 2012
ISNA's Anti-Semitic, Anti-Bahai Speaker [incl. Seyyed Hossein Nasr] Commentary MagazineSeptember 3, 2012
Liberals Comparing Conservatives to the Muslim Brotherhood? [incl. John Esposito and Juan Cole] Contentions: Blog of Commentary MagazineJune 4, 2012
Israel's Iranian Allies of Convenience [incl. Juan Cole] Contentions (blog of Commentary magazine)February 13, 2012
The Politics of National Geographic? [incl. Juan Cole] Contentions (blog of Commentary magazine)January 4, 2012
The Girl Scouts Aren't Alone in Inappropriate Endorsements [incl. Juan Cole] Contentions (blog of Commentary magazine)January 3, 2012
Does Scholar Think Anti-Israel Animus Justifies Academic Fraud? [on Juan Cole] Contentions (blog of Commentary magazine)December 5, 2011
Beware the September Surprise [incl. Rashid Khalidi] Contentions (Blog of Commentary Magazine)August 19, 2011
Juan Cole's Hypocrisy Contentions (Web Log of Commentary)July 22, 2011
Yale University's (and the Media's) Free Speech Problem Contentions (Blog of Commentary Magazine)February 21, 2011
Yale's Ahmadinejad Class Meeting Isn't the Real Scandal [incl. Hillary Mann Leverett] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)September 29, 2010
Calling All Yalies [incl. Yale University Press] National Review OnlineSeptember 24, 2010
Journalists as Polemicists: A Case Study [incl. Juan Cole] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)June 8, 2010
Of Juan Cole, David Frum, and Shoddy Journalism... The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)March 30, 2010
Honest Disagreement, or Anti-Semitism? [on Juan Cole] The Enterprise Blog (A Project of the American Enterprise Institute)February 19, 2010
About that 2003 Iran 'Grand Bargain'. . . [incl. Flynt Leverett] The Corner (National Review Online)February 18, 2010
Tariq Ramadan vs. Issam Abu Issa The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)January 20, 2010
Perspective about Hysteria [incl. Yale University Press] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)January 13, 2010
Quran vs. Quran [incl. Khaleel Mohammed] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)November 6, 2009
Yale and Censorship The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)September 9, 2009
Capitulation at Yale, cont'd cont'd The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)August 18, 2009
More Rumors on Vali Nasr's Travel to Iran [incl. Haleh Esfandiari] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)May 18, 2009
Farideh Farhi Redux [incl. Hamid Mowlana] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)April 30, 2009
Paul Kerr, Farideh Farhi, and Iranian Sincerity The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)April 24, 2009
And Back on the MEPC Website ... [incl. Juan Cole] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)March 12, 2009
Taking Two to Tango [incl. Juan Cole] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)February 9, 2009
Local Elections in Iraq [incl. Juan Cole] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)January 31, 2009
The Left's Logic of Conspiracy [incl. Rashid Khalidi] National Review OnlineDecember 10, 2008
Iran Diplomacy? (Ron Kampeas Strikes Again) [incl. Juan Cole, Rashid Khalidi] The Corner (Blog of National Review Online)December 2, 2008
Rashid Khalidi and the PLO National Review OnlineNovember 3, 2008
Rashid Khalidi The Corner (National Review Online)October 28, 2008
The Way Forward: Ken Pollack's 'A Path Out of the Desert' [incl. Middle East studies, Fawaz Gerges] The New York SunJuly 22, 2008
Salzman and Middle East Studies The Corner at NROApril 24, 2008
Juan Cole [U. of Michigan history professor] The Corner on National Review OnlineJanuary 23, 2008
Free-Speech Hypocrisy [on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia U.] The Corner on National Review OnlineSeptember 24, 2007
Middle East Studies Self-Parody The Corner at NROSeptember 18, 2007
More on Alms for Jihad [refs. the Middle East Forum's Legal Project] The Corner on National Review OnlineAugust 21, 2007
Librarians Say No to Censorship While MESA Stays Silent [on the Middle East Studies Association, "Alms for Jihad," Cambridge University Press] The Corner at NROAugust 17, 2007
Book Banning and the Middle East Studies Association [on "Alms for Jihad," Khalid bin Mahfouz, Cambridge U. Press, Juan Cole] The Corner at NROAugust 6, 2007
Was Wiping Israel off the Map a Misquote? [ref. Juan Cole] The Corner (NRO)June 21, 2007
Middle East Studies Association Hypocrisy [refs. Haleh Esfandiar, Juan Cole, Walid Phares] The Corner on National Review OnlineJune 20, 2007
Rumsfeld and the Realists [describes book review by Hamad Dabashi] The Wall Street JournalNovember 13, 2006
Popular Notions Laid Bare [rev. of Matthew Levitt, Hamas; J. Millard Burr & Robert Collins, Alms for Jihad; Fawaz Gerges, Journey of the Jihadist] The New York SunMay 23, 2006
Cole is poor choice for Mideast position Yale Daily NewsApril 18, 2006
For the Record National Review OnlineJanuary 5, 2006
Recruit Academia Chapter 10C, in Frank Gaffney (ed.), War Footing, (Naval Institute Press, 2005)December 1, 2005
Academic Standards, R.I.P. FrontPage MagazineJune 14, 2005
Academia gone awry Jerusalem PostJuly 15, 2004
Traveler's Check New RepublicApril 29, 2004
Nonviolent Islamism in the News
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ISNA's Anti-Semitic, Anti-Bahai Speaker CommentarySeptember 3, 2012