May 5, 2016

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)

The Rubin Center Needs Your Support to Continue Its Groundbreaking Research: Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation Before the End of the Year

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The Rubin Center Needs Your Support to Continue Its Groundbreaking Research:Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation Before the End of the YearFounded by the late Professor Barry Rubin, the Rubin Center is one of the most versatile and active Mid-East research centers in the world. The center is committed to making the most up-to-date; accurate; and in many cases, otherwise inaccessible information available to policymakers and to the broader public. The Rubin Center’s groundbreaking frontline … [Read more...]

MERIA Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2015)

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Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA)Vol. 19, No. 2 (2015) WHY THE ARAB SPRING FAILED: THE CULTURAL ROOTS OF THE ARAB PREDICAMENT, A REVIEW ESSAY OF TAREK HEGGY’S THE ARAB COCOON AND THE ARAB MIND BOUNDOCTOBER 29, 2015 BY JONATHAN W. PIDLUZNY (EDIT)Every year, life in the Arab Middle East gets worse for its inhabitants.  Tarek Heggy’s books The Arab Cocoon and The Arab Mind Bound (2011) argue that cultural factors are to blame.  With all eyes … [Read more...]

MERIA Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2015)

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Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA)Vol. 19, No. 2 (2015) WHY THE ARAB SPRING FAILED: THE CULTURAL ROOTS OF THE ARAB PREDICAMENT, A REVIEW ESSAY OF TAREK HEGGY’S THE ARAB COCOON AND THE ARAB MIND BOUNDOCTOBER 29, 2015 BY JONATHAN W. PIDLUZNY (EDIT)Every year, life in the Arab Middle East gets worse for its inhabitants.  Tarek Heggy’s books The Arab Cocoon and The Arab Mind Bound (2011) argue that cultural factors are to blame.  With all eyes … [Read more...]

Melanie Phillips on Rubin and Schwanitz’s Book Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East: "As I See It: Netanyahu’s Mufti Firestorm"

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By Melanie PhillipsJerusalem Post, October 29, 2015When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the role played in the Holocaust by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, he cannot have imagined the reaction he would detonate.What he said was this: “He [Husseini] flew to Berlin. Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time; he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here.’ ‘So … [Read more...]

The Real History Behind Netanyahu’s Holocaust Comments: An Interview with Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz

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By Brent ScherThe Washington Free BeaconNazis, Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle EastIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken flack for his comments this week that overstated the influence that Haj Amin al-Husseini had on Adolf Hitler, but a leading historian says that al-Husseini nevertheless played a key role in Hitler’s plans outside of Europe.Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz’s [and Barry Rubin's] book on Hitler’s relationship with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is … [Read more...]

The Real History Behind Netanyahu’s Holocaust Comments: An Interview with Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz

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By Brent ScherThe Washington Free BeaconNazis, Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle EastIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken flack for his comments this week that overstated the influence that Haj Amin al-Husseini had on Adolf Hitler, but a leading historian says that al-Husseini nevertheless played a key role in Hitler’s plans outside of Europe.Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz’s [and Barry Rubin's] book on Hitler’s relationship with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is … [Read more...]

THE RUBIN CENTER NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

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THE RUBIN CENTER NEEDS YOUR SUPPORTRecently, newspaper reports noted the confirmation by U.S. officials of the use of mustard gas by the forces of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS).  The reports noted that investigations by a number of Western intelligence agencies have led to this conclusion. The Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs was the first to reveal clear evidence of the use of Chemical Weapons (CW) by the Islamic State. … [Read more...]

MERIA Journal, Vol. 19. No. 1 (2015) : Regime Collapse & Sectarian War: Where is the Middle East Headed?

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MERIA Journal - Volume 19, Number 1 (2015)IMPLICATIONS FOR ISRAEL IN A TRANSFORMED MIDDLE EASTBY EFRAIM INBARThe following transcript discusses the implications for Israel in light of the instability in the Middle East since the Arab Spring and Iran’s nuclear and hegemonial ambitions. It is part of a symposium entitled, “Regime Collapse and Sectarian War: Where is the Middle East Headed?” The symposium was held on March 15, 2015, to mark […]EUROPE AND THE CHANGING MIDDLE … [Read more...]

MERIA Journal, Vol. 19. No. 1 (2015) : Regime Collapse & Sectarian War: Where is the Middle East Headed?

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MERIA Journal - Volume 19, Number 1 (2015)IMPLICATIONS FOR ISRAEL IN A TRANSFORMED MIDDLE EASTBY EFRAIM INBARThe following transcript discusses the implications for Israel in light of the instability in the Middle East since the Arab Spring and Iran’s nuclear and hegemonial ambitions. It is part of a symposium entitled, “Regime Collapse and Sectarian War: Where is the Middle East Headed?” The symposium was held on March 15, 2015, to mark […]EUROPE AND THE CHANGING MIDDLE … [Read more...]

Updated program: Rubin Center Launch & Symposium: “Regime Collapse and Sectarian War: Where Is the Middle East Headed?”

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Dear Readers,We hope to see you Sunday at the Rubin Center launch & symposium in honor of Prof. Barry Rubin.Please note that the event has been moved to the Arison-Lauder lobby, which is also located on the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) campus.Please click here to see the updated program.The Rubin Center for Research in International AffairsOfficial Launch & Symposium“Regime Collapse and Sectarian War: Where Is the Middle East Headed?”Click here to see the full … [Read more...]