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“Is The Worst Over In Iraq?” with Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute

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November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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In an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute's Executive Council and sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program, Dr. Michael Rubin will be speaking on the future of Iraq. Terrorism, militias, sectarian violence, and the Islamic State have soured many Americans on Iraq and its potential for success. Fourteen years after American forces invaded Iraq and ousted Saddam Hussein, there is reason to be optimistic that Iraq really has turned the corner.

Michael Rubin is a former Pentagon official whose major research areas are the Middle East, Turkey, Iran and diplomacy. Rubin instructs senior military officers deploying to the Middle East and Afghanistan on regional politics, and teaches classes regarding Iran, terrorism and Arab politics on board deploying U.S. aircraft carriers. Rubin has lived in post-revolution Iran, Yemen, both pre- and post-war Iraq, and spent time with the Taliban before 9/11. His newest book, Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes examines a half century of U.S. diplomacy with rogue regimes and terrorist groups.


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