Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington. 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-revolutionary Iran, Yemen, both pre- and post-war Iraq; he 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.