Rubin, Barry M.
Most widely held works by Barry M Rubin
Paved with good intentions : the American experience and Iran by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,823 libraries worldwide
Yasir Arafat : a political biography by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
"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 Fast politics for almost four decades. Yasir Arafat is the most comprehensive political biography of this remarkable man." "Forged in a tumultuous era of competing traditionalism, radicalism, Arab nationalism, and Islamist forces, the Palestinian movement was almost entirely Arafat's creation, and he became its leader at an early age. Arafat took it through a dizzying series of crises and defeats, often of his own making, yet also ensured that it survived, grew, and gained influence. Disavowing terrorism repeatedly, he also practiced it constantly. Arafat's elusive behavior ensured that radical regimes saw in him a comrade in arms, while moderates backed him as a potential partner in peace." "After years of devotion to armed struggle, Arafat made a dramatic agreement with Israel that let him return to his claimed homeland and transformed him into a legitimized ruler. Yet at the moment of decision at the Camp David summit and afterward, when he could have achieved peace and a Palestinian state, he sacrificed the prize he had supposedly sought for the struggle he could not live without."--BOOK JACKET.
The Israel-Arab reader : a documentary history of the Middle East conflict ( Book )
30 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 1,645 libraries worldwide
The background history and direction of the Arab-Israel conflict is traced through this comprehensive chronological compilation of documents, declarations, correspondences, resolutions, policies, reports, and some commentary. a range of topics and viewpoints are presented. sources relate to zionism and the establishment of the state, the british mandate, the palestiniansand the plo, wars, territory, un resolutions, reactions of and relations with other countries and israel's position on various issues.
Hating America : a history by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
"In the early 21st 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, the United States of America, it seems, has rarely been less esteemed in the eyes of the world." "In such an environment, one can easily overlook the fact that people from other countries have, in fact, been hating America for centuries. Going back to the day of Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin, Americans have long been on the defensive." "Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin here draw on sources from a wide range of countries to track the entire trajectory of anti-Americanism. Most significantly, they identify how anti-Americanism evolved over time."
Revolution until victory? : the politics and history of the PLO by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
Modern dictators : Third World coup makers, strongmen, and populist tyrants by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Develops a theory of how dictatorship has developed in modern times and how the different varieties of dictatorial regimes present in the world worked, especially in the Third World.
The Human rights reader ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
Revolutionaries and reformers contemporary Islamist movements in the Middle East ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Secrets of state : the State Department and the struggle over U.S. foreign policy by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
The tragedy of the Middle East by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
The Middle East has changed clearly, substantially, and dramatically during the last decade. Yet scholarly and public understanding lags far behind these events. This book explains why the previous era came to end, giving an historical and political summation of the region. Three interlinked themes are crucial to the book. First, a reinterpretation of the era of upheaval the Middle East has just passed through. During that period, many Arabs believed that some leader, country, or radical movement would unite the region, solving all its problems. Second, an evaluation of how the historical experience of the period between the 1940s and the 1990s undermined the old system, making change necessary. Third, an analysis of the region today that helps explain future developments, in what the author terms the Era of Reluctant Pragmatism, as the Middle Eastern societies decide their relationships to the West.
Anti-American terrorism and the Middle East : a documentary reader ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a stunned public asked: How could this happen? Why did the attackers do what they did? What did they hope to accomplish? This wasn't the first battle in a conflict that has included bombings of U.S. embassies and planes, the Iran hostage crisis, and kidnappings or shootings of American citizens. This unique volume sets out to answer these questions using the unfiltered words of the terrorists themselves. Over many decades, radical forces in the Middle East have changed and evolved, yet their basic outlook and anti-Western views have remained remarkably consistent. The editors have assembled nearly one hundred key documents, charting the evolution of radical Middle East movements, their anti-Americanism, and Western policy response. The buildup to the battle between a world superpower and Middle East revolutionaries is brought dramatically to life. Among the documents included are the charters of such organizations as Hizballah, Hamas, and World Islamic Front; speeches by Syrian president Hafiz al-Asad and Iraqi president Saddam Hussein; al-Qa'ida recruitment materials; and terrorist training manuals. The book also shows and analyzes the often conflicting and deeply conflicted responses to September 11 by journalists, clerics, and activists in the Arab world. Supplemented by an annotated chronology, a glossary of terms, and sections that put each selection in context, this comprehensive reference serves not only as essential historical background to the ongoing aftermath of the September 11 attacks, but more generally as an invaluable framework for understanding a long-term, continuing conflict that has caused many crises for the United States.
Chronologies of modern terrorism by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
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.
The Arab states and the Palestine conflict by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 libraries worldwide
The long war for freedom : the Arab struggle for democracy in the Middle East by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
"The United States has made the spread of democracy in the Middle East the cornerstone of its foreign policy. Though administration officials expect democratic ideals will be embraced there with enthusiasm, much of the rest of the world has greeted this strategy with enormous skepticism." "The Long War for Freedom is the first book to investigate whether a real base of support for reform, moderation, and democratization even exists in the region. Barry Rubin, one of the West's most trusted experts on Arab opinion and political culture, takes a close look at the brave, promising group of Arab liberals who have shown great personal courage and faced overwhelming odds to advocate new freedoms for their fellow citizens." "Rubin's key insight is that the dynamic isn't a simple two-way fight - as it was with democratic reformers in Communist countries whom the Arab liberals are often compared to - between hardliners and reformers. Instead, the interplay is among the rulers, the religious radicals, and the reformers, who constantly pair off in different ways in different countries." "Yet the questions remain: How receptive are Arab states to reform? What are the obstacles that stand in the way of its establishment there, and how can they be overcome? Would any further actions taken by the United States or Israel do more harm than good?"--Jacket.
The Central American crisis reader ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
The transformation of Palestinian politics : from revolution to state-building by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
"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." "Rubin finds that, overall, the positive aspects of the Palestinian Authority outweigh the negative, and he foresees the establishment of a Palestinian state. His charting of the triumphs and difficulties of this state-in-the-making helps predict and explain future dramatic developments in the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET.
The truth about Syria by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Syria has long presented a serious problem for the Middle East region and U.S. policy. With its mix of competing religious and ethnic groups, radical ideologies, and political repression, it is a 72,000-square-mile time bomb waiting to go off. Yet surprisingly, very little is known about this country and the role it has played in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. In The Truth about Syria, Middle East expert Barry Rubin looks at the critical issues that have made the country the powderkeg of the Middle East and offers an insightful analysis of the effects of recent developments.
Iraq's road to war ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Twice in a decade, Iraq marched to war. In 1980 it invaded Iran and started an eight-year-long slaughter; and in 1990 it seized Kuwait, pitting itself against America and an international coalition. These actions propelled a little-known country into the very center of world affairs. What forces and factors set Iraq on this course? Iraq's Road to War shows how President Saddam Husayn's decision making and Iraq's domestic politics, economics, and foreign relations combined in a volatile mix. When Iran's Islamic revolution made that country seem simultaneously threatening and weak, Iraq's strong, well-armed regime seized the chance to attack its neighbor. But when fighting ended in 1988, Iraq faced economic crisis and feared social unrest. Perceiving a changing power balance - including a far weaker Iran and USSR - the regime embarked on a new effort to become the regional superpower. Finding little Arab or U.S. opposition to its escalating aggressive rhetoric, Iraq struck again to annex Kuwait and its wealth of oil. With contributions from leading experts and much new information, Iraq's Road to War provides a comprehensive picture of Iraq, its neighbors, its predicament at the end of a devastating eight-year conflict, and its decision to launch a war that shook the world.
Istanbul intrigues by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Islamic fundamentalism in Egyptian politics by Barry M Rubin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 libraries worldwide
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