Barnett R. Rubin

New York University

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Rubin: Afghanistan at Dangerous 'Tipping Point'

Barnett R. Rubin interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Barnett R. Rubin, a leading expert on Afghanistan, says the failure of the Bush administration to press Pakistan to halt its support for the Taliban has put Afghanistan into a very precarious situation. He says people in Afghanistan “really see the Taliban as having the initiative and being on the way to victory.”

See more in Afghanistan; Wars and Warfare; Nation Building; Terrorism


Blood on the Doorstep

Author: Barnett R. Rubin

Barnett R. Rubin concludes that preventive action should be a much higher priority for the United States, other governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) than it currently is.

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Stabilizing Nigeria

Authors: Barnett R. Rubin, Pearl T. Robinson, and Peter M. Lewis

To investigate Nigeria and consider various strategies to meet iproblems the country is currently facing, the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) established a working group on Nigeria.

See more in Nigeria; Conflict Prevention