|Name Barnett Rubin|
Main interests Political Science
|Born January 10, 1950 (age 65) (1950-01-10) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Alma mater University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D.) Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Yale University(B.A.)
Institutions New York University Columbia University Yale University
Education University of Chicago, Yale University
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Books The fragmentation of Afghan, Afghanistan from the Cold War, The search for peace in Afghan, Blood on the Doorstep, Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition
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Barnett Richard Rubin (born January 10, 1950), a political scientist, is a leading expert on Afghanistan and South Asia. He is the author of eight books and is currently Senior Fellow and Director at the Center on International Cooperation  at New York University, a leading foreign policy center, as well as previously Senior Advisor to the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Dr. Rubin has advised the United Nations, NATO, the United States and the Afghan government on numerous policy matters, including aid policy, security policy, and diplomatic strategy.
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Early family life
Dr. Rubin was raised in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
He received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1982. He also received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris in 1977-1978.
He is fluent in English, French, Hebrew, and intermediate in Arabic, Farsi/Dari and German.
Dr. Rubin is Director of Studies and Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) of New York University. He has worked at CIC since July 2000. He is also the Senior Adviser to the Special Representative of the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. Department of State.
During 1994-2000 he was Director of the Center for Preventive Action, and Director, Peace and Conflict Studies, at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Rubin was Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Central Asia at Columbia University from 1990 to 1996. Previously, he was a Jennings Randolph Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University.
In November–December 2001 Rubin served as special advisor to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, during the negotiations that produced the Bonn Agreement. He advised the United Nations on the drafting of the constitution of Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Compact, and the Afghanistan National Development Strategy. During 1996-98 he served on the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom.
Also in other publications:
“Central Asia and Central Africa: Transnational Wars and Ethnic Conflicts,” The Journal of Human Development, Volume 7 (2006), Issue 1, pp. 5–22.
“Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition from Turmoil to Normalcy,” Council on Foreign Relations Special Report, April 10, 2006, http://cfr.org/publication/10273/. With Abubaker Siddique, “Resolving the Pakistan- Afghanistan Stalemate,” USIP Special Report no. 76, October 2006.
“Saving Afghanistan,” Foreign Affairs 86: 1 (January–February 2007): 57-78.
With Bruce Jones. “Prevention of Violent Conflict: Tasks and Challenges for the United Nations,” Global Governance 13:3 (July–September 2007): 391-408.
With Humayun Hamidzada, “From Bonn to London: Governance Challenges and the Future of Statebuilding in Afghanistan,” International Peacekeeping 14:1 (February 2007): 1.
Barnett R. Rubin and Alexandra Guaqueta, “Fighting Drugs and Building Peace: Towards Policy Coherence between Counter-Narcotics and Peace Building,” Dialogue on Globalization 37 (2007). Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, OSI, CIC, and Ideas para la Paz.
With Jake Sherman, “Counter-Narcotics to Stabilize Afghanistan: The False Promise of Crop Eradication,” Center on International Cooperation, February 2008.
“Afghan Dilemmas: Defining Commitment,” The American Interest 3:5 (May–June 2008).
With Ahmed Rashid, “From Great Game to Grand Bargain: Ending Chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” Foreign Affairs (November–December 2008): 2-16.
“The Future of the Afghan State,” in Afghanistan in Ten Years (ed. Alexander Thier), Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2009.
“A Tribe Apart: Afghan elites face a corrosive past,” Boston Review (January/February 2009): 21-27.
“Afghanistan,” in Guerres d’Aujourd’hui (ed. Sara Daniel and Huber Vedrine), Paris: Editions Delavilla, 2009.
L’Afghanistan sur le Point de Bascule: Conversations avec Barnett R. Rubin (Montreal: Varia, forthcoming.
“Afghanistan,” in Challenges for the New Administration (Washington, D.C.: Institute for National and Strategic Studies, 2008).
“Afghanistan and Pakistan,” Great Decisions 2009 (New York: Foreign Policy Association, 2009).
Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.
With Jeri Laber, "Tears, Blood, and Cries": Human Rights in Afghanistan Since the Invasion, 1979-1984 (New York: Helsinki Watch, 1984).
To Die in Afghanistan: Human Rights in Afghanistan 1985 (New York: Helsinki Watch, 1985). Translated as Afghanistan: Ein Volk Stirbt, trans. Renate Schmid and Theodor Heinrich (Munich: Promultis, 1986).
"Prepared Statement," in The Situation in Afghanistan, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, May 1, 1986, (Washington: U.S. Government Priority Office, 1986), pp. 79– 98.
Cycles of Violence: Human Rights in Sri Lanka since the Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement (Washington, D.C.: Asia Watch, 1987).
"Afghan Repatriation," World Refugee Survey—1988 in Review (Washington: U.S. Committee for Refugees, 1989), pp. 70–71.
"Actions of the Pakistan Military with Respect to Afghanistan: Human Rights Concerns," News from Asia Watch, February 27, 1989.
Testimony before Joint Hearing of Subcommittees on Europe and the Middle East and Asia and the Pacific, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, March 7, 1990.
Testimony before Congressional Task Force on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), April 23, 1990.
Testimony before Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, June 20, 1991.
With Paul Goble, Nancy Lubin, and Robert Oakley, "Afghanistan and Post-Soviet Central Asia: Prospects for Political Evolution and the Role of Islam," A Special Report of the Study Group on the Prospects for the Southern Tier of Former Soviet Republics, United States Institute of Peace (USIP: Washington, 1992).
"Asia Survey: New Technologies Breach the Five Barriers to Freedom of Information," Intermedia 21(January–February 1993), pp. 2–8.
With Rachel Denber, Human Rights in Tajikistan: In the Wake of Civil War (Human Rights Watch/Helsinki Watch and Memorial, New York and Moscow: 1993).
Testimony on Afghanistan, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, 8 May 1996.
“Afghanistan: The Forgotten Crisis,” (February 1996), a WRITENET Country Paper on UNHCR page (http://www.unhcr.ch/refworld/country/writenet/wriafg.htm).
“Afghanistan: The Forgotten Crisis – Update March - November 1996,” (December 1996), WRITENET Country Paper on UNHCR page (http://www.unhcr.ch/refworld/country/writenet/wriafg02.htm).
“Afghanistan: Persistent Crisis Challenges the UN System,” (September 1998), a WRITENET Country Paper on UNHCR page (http://www.unhcr.ch/refworld/country/writenet/wriafg03.htm).
“Conflict and Peace in Afghanistan.” Afghanistan Outlook (UN, Islamabad), December 1999, pp. 6–12.
Testimony on Afghanistan, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, 7 November 2001.
Testimony on Reconstruction of Afghanistan, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, 13 June 2003. With CARE. “Afghanistan: The Cost of Doing Too Little,” CARE and the Center on International Cooperation, New York University, March 2004, http://www.cic.nyu.edu/pdf/CICBrief_final.pdf.
Testimony before Senate Committee on Armed Services, March 31, 2007.
Testimony before House Committee on International Affairs, September 20, 2007.
Testimony before Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, September 21, 2007.
"U.S. Aid for Pakistan," New York Times (February 19, 1982).
"Movie Gandhi Tells of the Man, not the Movement," New Haven Register (January 25, 1983).
"Afghans Beleaguered," New York Times (May 25, 1984).
With Jeri Laber, "A Dying Nation," The New York Review of Books 31 (January 17, 1985), pp. 3–4.
With Jeri Laber, "The War in the City: In Kabul a New Soviet Society is Created," New Republic (March 4, 1985), pp. 16–18.
With Jeri Laber, "'Afghanaragua' Won't Take," Chicago Tribune, June 13, 1985.
"La democratisation des regimes autoritaires." Haiti - Observateur 15 (July 12–19, 1985), p. 13; ibid. (July 26 -August 2, 1985), p. 17.
"Afghan Deal Is the Better Choice: Protracted War Through Pakistan Would Be Hard to Sustain," Los Angeles Times, December 20, 1985.
"Time to Test Soviets on Afghanistan," The Muslim Magazine (Islamabad), December 27, 1985.
"Pakistani Critics Need U.S. Attention If Aid to Afghans Is to Continue," New York Times, January 9, 1986.
"Helping the Soviet Union Quit Afghanistan: The U.S., Pakistan and the Resistance Should Test Moscow." New York Times, May 6, 1986.
"The Overlooked War in Afghanistan: Where are the Leftist Critics?" New York Times, October 18, 1986.
"Contradictory Perspectives," The Indian Post (Bombay), April 27, 1987.
"The Politics of Identity," The Indian Post (Bombay), May 25, 1987.
"Why the world continues to pursue the Nazis," The Indian Post (Bombay), June 2, 1987.
"The Re-discovery of India," The Indian Post, June 25, 1987.
"What India Can Learn from Korea," The Indian Post, July 23, 1987.
"An Avenue out of the Afghan War," New York Times, August 14, 1987.
"Afghan Resistance and Political Settlement," The Muslim (Islamabad), August 19, 1987.
"Elections Alone Do Not Symbolise Democracy," The Indian Post, August 20, 1987.
"Who Will be Left if Everyone is Right?" The Indian Post, September 17, 1987.
"How the Afghan problem can be solved," The Indian Post, October 10, 1987.
"Settlement is now possible in Afghanistan," The Indian Post, November 23, 1987.
"Afghan Settlement: A precondition to a nuclear-free South Asia," The Indian Post, December 1, 1987.
"Hands off Afghanistan," Christian Science Monitor, July 28, 1988.
"Soviet Lessons of Afghanistan Assure Pullout Will Go On," Los Angeles Times, November 14, 1988.
"Afghanistan's Uncertain Fate," The Nation (February 27, 1989), pp. 264–267, 270.
"Toward Self-Determination in Afghanistan," Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 1989.
"End the Cold War in Afghanistan," Washington Post, November 29, 1989.
"The past is not dead," New Times (Moscow), 1990, no. 8, pp. 14–16.
"U.S. South Asia Policy is Obsolete," Christian Science Monitor, October 9, 1990.
"Pakistan: No Stamp of Approval," New York Times, November 1, 1990.
"The USSR Backs into the Future," Christian Science Monitor, January 30, 1991.
"Healing Afghanistan, The Heart of Asia," Asian Wall Street Journal, January 24, 1992.
"U.S. Aid Can Unite and Heal Afghanistan and Central Asia," Newsday, May 19, 1992.
"Toward Peaceful Afghan Diversity," Asian Wall Street Journal, July 14, 1992.
“Afghanistan’s Haunted Landscape,” Asian Wall Street Journal, August 11, 1993.
“Salvaging Afghanistan,” New York Times, April 22, 1995.
With Seymour Topping, “Will Kosovo Explode?,” New York Times, March 11, 1996.
“Burundi: There Is No Exit Strategy,” Brookings Review (Spring 1996).
“Support African Initiative in Burundi,” Washington Times, August 1, 1996.
“Afghanistan: Still Foreign, But More Policy?” Crosslines, 4/5 August 1996.
“Violence Pays in Kosovo,” Christian Science Monitor,” March 17, 1998.
“Helping Afghanistan.” Newsweek. July 13, 1998.
“Afghans Can Be Our Allies,” New York Times, September 22, 2001.
“Rebuilding Afghanistan” Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2001. Co-authored with Ashraf Ghani.
“Putting an End to Warlord Government,” New York Times, January 15, 2002.
“Is America Abandoning Afghanistan?” New York Times, April 10, 2002.
With Ahmed Rashid. “SOS from Afghanistan.” Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2003.
“The Flashpoint where Afghanistan Meets Pakistan.” International Herald Tribune, January 12, 2004.
“Afghan Dispatch,” Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2004.
“In Kabul, the Government Owns the Peace,” International Herald Tribune, May 6, 2004.
“Let Afghans Vote When They’re Ready,” International Herald Tribune, June 14, 2004.
“Afghanistan’s Fatal Addiction,” International Herald Tribune, October 28, 2004.
With Omar Zakhilwal, “A War on Drugs or a War on Farmers?” Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2005.
“The Wrong Voting System in Afghanistan,” International Herald Tribune, March 16, 2005. “Turmoil at the heart of Central Asia Slaughter in Andijon,” International Herald Tribune, May 25, 2005. “What Did the Spanish Soldiers Die For?” (“Afganistan: ¿por que murieron los soldados espanoles?”) Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE), E-Newsletter #11, September 2005.
“Toward a Post-Bonn Framework,” Afghanistan Update (October 2005), Kabul.
“The Death of an Afghan Optimist,” Washington Post, September 17, 2006.
“A Border Affair,” Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2006.
“Just When Things Were Looking Up in Afghanistan,” International Herald Tribune, November 24, 2007.
“The Musharraf Problem,” Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2007.
“Borderline State,” The Nation (Abu Dhabi), September 12, 2008.
With Adam Przeworski and Ernest Underhill, "The Evolution of the Class Structure of France, 1901-1968," Economic Development and Cultural Change (July 1980).
With Sheppard G. Kellam, C. Hendricks Brown, and Margaret E. Ensminger, "Paths Leading to Teenage Psychiatric Symptoms and Substance Use: Developmental Epidemiological Studies in Woodlawn," in Robert Guze editor, Childhood Psychopathology and Development (New York: Raven Press, 1983).
With Margaret E. Ensminger and Sheppard G. Kellam, "School and Family Origins of Delinquency: Comparisons by Sex," in Katherine Teilmann Van Dusen and Sarnoff A. Mednick editors, Prospective Studies of Crime and Delinquency (Boston: Kluwer-Nijhoff, 1983).