May 29, 2016



  • Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    Barry Rubin, Wolfgang G. Schwanitz
    February 24, 2014
    Keywords: featured, new
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement

    Barry Rubin
    May 25, 2010
    Keywords: featured, new
  • Guide to Islamist Movements

    Barry Rubin
    November 1, 2009
    Keywords: featured, new
  • Lebanon: Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis

    Barry Rubin
    June 23, 2009
    No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon…
    Keywords: featured, new
  • Conflict and Insurgency in the Contemporary Middle East

    Barry Rubin
    March 13, 2009
    This book surveys the main conflicts and insurgencies in recent Middle East history, focusing mainly on the period since the 1980s. Taking a historical-analytical approach, it covers challenges from revolutionary groups, civil wars, and the main conventional wars in the region.
    Keywords: featured, new
  • The Truth About Syria

    Barry Rubin
    May 1, 2008
    Syria has long presented a serious problem for the Middle East region and U.S. policy.
    Keywords: featured, new, US Foreign Policy
  • The Israel-Arab Reader (Seventh edition)

    Barry Rubin, Walter Laqueur
    April 1, 2008
    In print for forty years , The Israel-Arab Reader is a thorough and up-to-date guide to the continuing crisis in the Middle East.
    Keywords: paperback
  • Israeli Counter-Insurgency and the Intifadas: Dilemmas of a Conventional Army
    Sergio Catignani
    March 1, 2008
    This volume analyzes the conduct of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) counter-insurgency operations during the two major Palestinian uprisings (1987-1993 and 2000-2005) in the Territories…
  • Chronologies of Modern Terrorism

    Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin
    December 31, 2007
    Concise yet comprehensive, this one-volume reference examines the history of terrorism in the modern world, including its origins and development, and terrorist acts by groups and individuals from the French Revolution to today.
    Keywords: new
  • The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East
    Barry Rubin
    November 1, 2005
    John Wiley Publishers
    The premise of U.S. policy since 9/11 is that we can win the war on terrorism by introducing democratic reform in the Middle East. But does democracy have any base of support…
  • Hating America: A History
    Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin
    November 1, 2005
    In the early twenty-first century, the world has been seized by one of the most intense periods of anti-Americanism in history. Reviled as an imperialist power, an exporter of destructive capitalism, an arrogant crusader against Islam, and a rapacious over-consumer casually destroying the planet, it seems that the United States of America has rarely been less esteemed in the eyes of the world.
    Keywords: US Foreign Policy
  • Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos
    Patrick Clawson and Michael Rubin
    November 1, 2005
    From ‘pillar of stability’ to ‘rogue state,’ Iran’s politics have been a center of American attention and concern. With a legacy of empire and a youthful and diverse population, the country…
  • Religion and Politics in Turkey

    Barry Rubin and Ali Carkoglu
    October 1, 2005
  • Greek-Turkish Relations in an Era of Detente
    Barry Rubin and Ali Carkoglu
    October 1, 2005
    Greek-Turkish conflict-ridden relations have long occupied a problematic position in the Western alliance, first in NATO then, more dramatically, within the context of the newly developing European Union and its defence initiatives. Following three major earthquakes on both sides of the Aegean, the two countries have now experienced, firstly, a public empathy towards each other, and secondly, a significant diplomatic rapprochement. This rapprochement though has failed to resolve the Cyprus conflict, and is now at risk of reverting back to a series of conflicts. This book addresses the crucial issues between Greece and Turkey, from a critical perspective, and provides an up-to-date assessment of the current state of the Greek-Turkish rapprochement and its future development.
    Keywords: tsi
  • Gunumuzde Turkiye’nin Dis Politikasi
    Barry Rubin, Kemal Kirisci
    July 1, 2005
    Bir zamanlar karmaşık ve aktif dış ilişkilerden uzak duruşuyla bilinen Türk diplomasisi, bölgesel anlaşmalar ve örgütlenmelerle şekillenen günümüz dünyasında büyük bir değişimden geçti…
    Keywords: tsi
  • Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography
    Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin
    February 1, 2005
    Yasir Arafat stands as one of the most resilient, recognizable and controversial political figures of modern times. The object of unrelenting suspicion, steady admiration and endless speculation, Arafat has occupied the center stage of Middle East politics for almost four decades. Yasir Arafat is the most comprehensive political biography of this remarkable man.
  • The Tragedy of the Middle East
    Barry Rubin
    October 1, 2004
    Cambridge University Press
    The Middle East is probably the world’s most tumultuous and crisis-ridden region, yet the reasons for this situation are far from clear. The Tragedy of the Middle East suggests that this…
  • Loathing America

    Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin
    May 1, 2004
    For many Americans, anti-Americanism was once a topic solely of interest to some diplomats and academics, a phenomenon thought to be confined to a few distant and radical countries. The United States was, its citizens believed, loved and admired throughout most of the world for her democratic values.
    Keywords: free
  • Anti-American Terrorism and the Middle East
    Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin
    May 1, 2004
    Anti-Americanism, terrorism, and Middle East politics came together in an explosive mix that killed several thousand Americans on September 11, 2001. Yet these factors have long been one of the central issues for U.S. foreign policy as well as events in that region.
    Keywords: US Foreign Policy
  • Turkey’s Economy in Crisis
    Barry Rubin, Ziya Onis
    July 1, 2003
    Frank Cass
    Social Capital and Corruption During Times of Crises: A Look at Turkish Firms During the Economic Crisis of 2001, Ziya Onis, “Domestic Politics Versus Global Dynamics: Towards a Political”…
    This book provides a set of critical perspectives on the economic crises of 2000-1 focusing on both the origins and consequences of the crises. Attention is drawn to the role of domestic actors as well as key external actors such as the International Monetary Fund in precipitating the twin crises. A major objective of the book is to assess the prospects for the future and the authors try to tackle the challenging of whether the twin crises constitute a radical turning point in the Turkish experiment with neo-liberal reforms question from a variety of different perspectives.
    Keywords: tsi
  • Turkey and the European Union: Domestic Politics, Economic Integration and International Dynamics

    Ali Carkoglu and Barry Rubin
    April 1, 2003
    Turkey’s relations with an enlarging European Union have long been hit by recurrent crises and problems of adjustment within internal domestic politics as well as from an external, international relations perspective.
    Keywords: EU, tsi, Turkey
  • Revolutionaries and Reformers: Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East

    Barry Rubin
    January 1, 2003
    Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.
  • Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics
    Barry Rubin
    October 1, 2002
    Islamic radical fundamentalist political movements have a long history in Egypt, where they have posed as the most important alternative vision and ideology to the dominant, state-sponsored Arab nationalism.
  • Istanbul Intrigues
    Barry Rubin
    July 1, 2002
    Istanbul Intrigues is a book on war, diplomacy, and espionage that took place in Istanbul and the Balkans during World War Two. Based on extensive use of archives and dozens of interviews with participants, it tells the story of individuals, covers the Allied and Axis struggle over winning Turkey’s support; the rise and fall of spy networks, and other events.
    Keywords: tsi
  • Turkey in World Politics: An Emerging Multiregional Power
    Barry Rubin, Kemal Kirisci
    May 1, 2002
    Once characterized by an avoidance of foreign entanglements, Turkey’s diplomacy has changed dramatically in the present era of regional agreements and organizations. Tracing the evolution of that change, this comprehensive study explores the country’s new international posture.
    Keywords: tsi
  • Political Parties in Turkey

    Barry Rubin and Metin Heper
    April 1, 2002
    Turkey’s growing international profile, candidacy for the European Union, and persistent democracy has led to a growing interest in how the country is governed. This work provides detailed portraits…
    Keywords: tsi
  • The Armed Forces in the Contemporary Middle East

    Barry Rubin and Thomas Keaney
    January 1, 2002
    The armed forces have long been one of the Middle East’s most important institutions. The region’s armies have frequently seized political power and have always had a powerful influence on government policy. Every country in the region devotes a relatively large proportion of its resources for arms purchases and military spending. The high level of internal disorders and international frictions or wars have also made the armed forces extraordinarily central to the situation in different nations and to the life of the region.
  • Crises and Quandaries in the Contemporary Persian Gulf

    Barry Rubin
    November 1, 2001
    The Persian Gulf region has been the source or locale of a disproportionately high number of major world developments and crises in recent decades.
  • The Transformation of Palestinian Politics: From Revolution to State-Building

    Barry Rubin
    November 1, 1999
    This book is a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Palestinians’ travail as they move from revolutionary movement to state. Barry Rubin outlines the difficulties in the transition now under way arising from Palestinian history, society, and diplomatic agreements. He writes about the search for a national identity, the choice of an economic system, and the structure of government.
    Keywords: Paperback
  • Revolution Until Victory?: The Politics and History of the PLO
    Barry Rubin
    September 1, 1996
    The PLO is now almost a government in Gaza and the West Bank. In this in-depth account of its ideology, strategy, and tactics, its relationship to other Arab states, and its…
  • Cauldron of Turmoil: America in the Middle East

    Barry Rubin
    October 1, 1992
    This book provides a history and analysis of political events in the Persian Gulf since the Iranian revolution as well as an analysis of U.S. policy.
    Keywords: Free Download, US Foreign Policy
  • Modern Dictators: Third World Coupmakers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants

    Barry Rubin
    March 1, 1987
    This book represents an attempt to develop a theory of how dictatorship has developed in modern times and the different varieties of dictatorial regime present in the worked, especially in the Third World.
    Keywords: free
  • Secrets of State: The State Department and the Struggle Over U.S. Foreign Policy

    Barry Rubin
    February 8, 1985
    A fascinating history of how policy-makers have created U.S. foreign policy since the days of the early Republic, filled with portraits of the personalities who have held high decision-making posts, and with accounts of battles pitting agencies, individuals, and ideologies against one another…