March 31, 2015

About Barry Rubin

Prof. Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, and a featured columnist for PajamasMedia at http://pajamasmedia.com/barryrubin/. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley), and The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan)

Barry Rubin’s Improbable Journey

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By Martin KramerThe late Prof. Barry RubinThis article originally appeared on Commentary, February 3, 2015Today, February 3, marks one year since Barry Rubin, scholar and friend, lost his bout with an aggressive cancer. He was sixty-four. The many tributes published upon his passing celebrated him as a prolific and passionate advocate for his adopted country, Israel, and as a tireless scholar who generated a steady flow of writings and an astonishing array of initiatives: a think tank, several … [Read more...]

Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation to Continue Barry Rubin’s Work Before the End of the Year

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The late Barry Rubin and wife Judith Colp RubinAs the one-year anniversary of the death of my husband, Professor Barry Rubin, approaches, I am reaching out to you, his loyal readers, to help continue his important work.Barry was one of the most prolific Middle East scholars of our time. He believed strongly in fighting for the security of America and Israel and worked tirelessly for this cause, literally up to his death. Even while hooked up to an IV dispensing chemo, Barry was dictating his … [Read more...]

Help GLORIA to Continue Prof. Barry Rubin’s Work

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The late Barry Rubin and wife Judith Colp RubinAs the one-year anniversary of the death of my husband, Professor Barry Rubin, approaches, I am reaching out to you, his loyal readers, to help continue his important work.Barry was one of the most prolific Middle East scholars of our time. He believed strongly in fighting for the security of America and Israel and worked tirelessly for this cause, literally up to his death. Even while hooked up to an IV dispensing chemo, Barry was dictating his … [Read more...]

Help GLORIA to Continue Prof. Barry Rubin’s Work

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The late Barry Rubin and wife Judith Colp RubinAs the one-year anniversary of the death of my husband, Professor Barry Rubin, approaches, I am reaching out to you, his loyal readers, to help continue his important work.Barry was one of the most prolific Middle East scholars of our time. He believed strongly in fighting for the security of America and Israel and worked tirelessly for this cause, literally up to his death. Even while hooked up to an IV dispensing chemo, Barry was dictating his … [Read more...]

Book Review: Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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Excerpt of Review“The enemy of your enemy is your friend,” wrote the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, al-Hajj Amin al-Husaini, about his reverence for Nazi Germany that had fought his enemies, the (British) colonialists and the Zionists. While this may have been an understatement, it is common knowledge that the Palestinian Arab leader ruined his reputation by collaborating with the Nazis. The exact nature and extent of his collaboration and the solidity of its ideological foundations, however, … [Read more...]

The GLORIA Center needs your help to continue its ground-breaking Middle East reporting

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The Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center needs your help to continue its ground-breaking Middle East reporting.Last week, MERIA Journal's exclusive Special Report Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani?, by new GLORIA Center Director Jonathan Spyer, caught the world’s attention with its shocking unprecedented photos of Kurds killed by apparent Islamic State (ISIS) use of chemical weapons in northern Syria. The story has been reprinted and/or cited in … [Read more...]

The Logic of the Middle East, a prescient analysis by Prof. Barry Rubin

Residents riot during the forced evacuation of Israeli communities in Gaza, summer of 2005.

In light of the current situation in Israel and Gaza, the GLORIA Center is reposting Prof. Rubin's prescient analysis of the likely situation that would emerge in Gaza following the Disengagement.     This article is, if anything, even more relevant today than when it was first published in 2005:   August 2005                   It cannot be repeated often enough that Middle East politics are not like those of other places. They make sense once one understands the … [Read more...]

The Logic of the Middle East, a prescient analysis by Prof. Barry Rubin

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In light of the current situation in Israel and Gaza, the GLORIA Center is reposting Prof. Rubin's prescient analysis of the likely situation that would emerge in Gaza following the Disengagement.  This article is, if anything, even more relevant today than when it was first published in 2005:August 2005                It cannot be repeated often enough that Middle East politics are not like those of other places. … [Read more...]

Washington Institute Memorial Event: Prof. Barry Rubin

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 20143:00 PM  Please join the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Barry Rubin as we gather together to celebrate his life, work, and legacy. Dr. Rubin succumbed after a long battle with cancer in February.Those paying tribute to Dr. Rubin will include Washington Institute director of research Dr. Patrick Clawson, Institute Program on Arab Politics Program director David Schenker, Middle East scholar and coauthor of Barry's final book Dr. Wolfgang Schwanitz, andLee … [Read more...]

An Invitation: Prof. Rubin’s 30-day Memorial

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Dear Friends,Prof. Barry Rubin's 30-day memorial and the unveiling of the gravestone will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, 11:00am at the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery in Tel Aviv, Israel. All are welcome to attend. Please notify us at info@rubincenter.org if you plan to come.The Rubin Family & the GLORIA Center … [Read more...]