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Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Lawrence Rubin’s research interests include comparative Middle East politics and international security with a specific focus on Islam and politics, Arab foreign policies, and nuclear proliferation. He holds a PhD in Political Science from UCLA and has earned degrees from UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. Rubin has been a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs with the Dubai Initiative in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2009-2010) and has served as a lecturer on the Robert and Myra Kraft chair in Arab politics at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University (2008-2009). Rubin is currently the Associate Editor for the journal Terrorism and Political Violence. Outside of Academia, Rubin has held positions at the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and the RAND Corporation. Rubin has conducted research in Morocco, Egypt, Israel, the UAE, and Yemen. He is the author of the recent book, Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics (Stanford University Press, 2014). Rubin is also a co-editor and contributor Terrorist Rehabilitation and Counter-Radicalisation: New Approaches to Counter-terrorism (Routledge 2011).
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Article in Publication – November 2014How Jordan uses Islam against the Islamic StateRobbins, Michael and Lawrence Rubin. "How Jordan uses Islam against the Islamic State." Washington Post. November 19, 2014