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Jonathan Ruhe

Associate Director, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy

Jonathan Ruhe began working at JINSA in April 2013 as a Senior Policy Analyst. Prior to joining JINSA, he was a Senior Policy Analyst with the Foreign Policy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), where he worked on Middle East and Former Soviet Union security issues. His commentary on the ongoing political transition in Yemen has appeared in the Associated Press, The New Republic, The National Interest, Washington Post and various international media outlets. He was a National Security Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He holds degrees with honors from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and from the University of Chicago, where he was a fellow with the Program on International Security Policy.


Iran needs to take America seriously again
USA Today, July 14, 2016
By Eric Edelman, Michael Makovsky, and Jonathan Ruhe

Time to Seize the High Ground on Nuclear Weapons
RealClearDefense, June 6, 2016
By Jonathan Ruhe

Act Now to Preserve Our Strategic Deterrent
RealClearDefense, April 11, 2016
By Jonathan Ruhe and VADM John Bird, USN (Ret.)

The Overlooked Iranian Missile Threat
The Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2016
By Jonathan Ruhe and Blake Fleisher

When Proxies Fail, Force Must Prevail
Fletcher Security Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (May 2014)
By Jonathan Ruhe

U.S. Must Mandate Zero Oil Exports for Iran
The Weekly Standard, July 25, 2013
By Michael Makovsky and Jonathan Ruhe

The Difficulties of Moving Forward in Yemen
The National Interest, December 9, 2011
By Jonathan Ruhe

Saleh Fiddles as Yemen Burns
The National Interest, October 17, 2011
By Jonathan Ruhe

The Horror of a Post-Saleh Yemen
The National Interest, June 9, 2011
By Jonathan Ruhe

Spring Trap: We Can’t Treat Yemen Like the Other Arab Uprisings
New Republic, March 31, 2011
By Michael Makovsky, Blaise Misztal, and Jonathan Ruhe

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