Autor: Michael Rubin

ElBaradei's Real Agenda

On Friday, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei submitted a report on Iran's nuclear program to the IAEA's Board of Governors. It concluded that, barring 'one major remaining issue relevant to the nature of Iran's nuclear programme' -- including a mysterious 'green salt project' -- Iran's explanations of its suspicious nuclear activities 'are consistent with [the IAEA's] findings [or at least] not inconsistent.'

por Danielle Pletka y Michael Rubin, 26 de febrero de 2008

U.S. Policy Options in Iraq

Success in Iraq is possible. It is imperative that the Iraqis take the lead in their future. The U.S. mission should be to enable them to secure their own country. This requires that the surge continues. If the Iraqis do not have the opportunity to develop their own multi-ethnic and multi-sectarian security forces then their country and the wider region will descend into chaos and war.

por Michael Rubin, 27 de julio de 2007

Cómo hacer que el 2007 sea el último año de Ahmadinejad en el poder

Las manifestaciones en Irán son una forma de arte. Primero, el gobierno transporta en autobús a los empleados del estado. A continuación, los funcionarios distribuyen pancartas con eslóganes de la revolución.

por Michael Rubin, 30 de enero de 2007

Conclusion First, Debate Afterwards

Policymakers are abuzz with the explosive recommendations for U.S. policy toward Iraq soon to be released by the Baker-Hamilton Commission: Abandon democracy, seek political compromise with the Sunni insurgents, and engage Tehran and Damascus as partners to secure stability in their neighbor.

por Michael Rubin, 15 de noviembre de 2006

Can Iran Be Trusted?

Diplomacy to resolve concerns over Iran’s nuclear program continues with no clear resolution in sight. Most officials seek to avoid military confrontation.

por Michael Rubin, 8 de septiembre de 2006

Los límites de la diplomacia

Los funcionarios promueven la diplomacia y el diálogo de manera ritual, pero a falta de una estrategia clara, no existe panacea. En la práctica, la diplomacia por la diplomacia puede en ocasiones empeorar las cosas.

por Michael Rubin, 10 de agosto de 2006

Bubba Dubya? A curiously Clintonian turn in U.S. foreign policy

On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush put the world on notice. 'We will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.' Unanimously, senators and congressmen gave Bush a standing ovation.

por Michael Rubin, 21 de junio de 2006

The tyranny doctrine

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced resumption of full U.S. diplomatic relations with Libya, citing Tripoli's renunciation of terrorism and intelligence cooperation. This ends a quarter-century diplomatic freeze. It also marks an effective end to the Bush doctrine.

por Danielle Pletka y Michael Rubin, 8 de junio de 2006

Are We Playing for Keeps?

While journalists concentrate on the daily blood, Iraqis describe a larger pattern which U.S. officials have failed to acknowledge let alone address: Step-by-step, Iranian authorities are replicating in Iraq the strategy which allowed Hezbollah to take over southern Lebanon in the 1980s.

por Michael Rubin, 1 de marzo de 2006

Iran Means What It Says

Irrational anti-Semitism has deep roots among Iran’s clergy. The Nazi practice of forcing Jews to wear a yellow star had its origins in Iran, when in the ninth century an Abbasid caliph forced his Jewish subjects to wear yellow patches.

por Michael Rubin, 14 de febrero de 2006

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