Barnett Rubin

Barnett Rubin

Barnett Rubin 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 Ce... nter on International Cooperation at New York University. He was 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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If the talks are to lead to any­where, meet­ings must in­clude rep­re­sen­ta­tives who can de­liv­er re­sults on the ground.

opinion by Barnett Rubin
Published On 10 Jan 2016
A member of the Afghan security forces takes up a position during an operation against Taliban fighters in Chardara district of Kunduz [EPA]