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Rubin, Barry M.

Works: 223 works in 799 publications in 3 languages and 37,225 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Chronology  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: DS119.7, 956
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barry M Rubin
The Israel-Arab reader : a documentary history of the Middle East conflict by Walter Laqueur( Book )
42 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report (August 31, 1947) / UN Special Committee on Palestine. Resolution on the Future Government of Palestine (Partition Resolution) (November 29, 1947) / UN General Assembly -- Pt. II. From Israel's Independence Through the 1973 War's Aftermath. Proclamation of Independence (May 14, 1948) / State of Israel. Resolution 194 (December 11, 1948) / UN General Assmbly. Resolution 303, On the Internationalization of Jerusalem (December 9, 1949) / UN General Assembly. Law of Return (July 5, 1950) / State of Israel. Resolution 619, Concerning Restrictions on the Passage of Ships Through the Suez Canal (September 1, 1951) / UN Security Council. On Zionism and Israel (1960-1963) / Gamal Abdel Nasser. Manifesto (April 1963) / United Arab Republic
Yasir Arafat : a political biography by Barry M Rubin( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,274 WorldCat member 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."
Hating America a history by Barry M Rubin( )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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.; 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. In the 18th century, the newfound land was considered too wild and barbaric to support human society. No one, the argument went, could actually live there. Animals brought from Europe, one French commentator claimed, shrunk in size and power. Native Americans too were "small and feeble," lacking "body hair, beard and ardor for his female." The very land itself was "permeated with moist and poisonous vapors, unable to give proper nourishment except to snakes and insects." This opinion prevailed through most of the 19th century, with Keats even invoking the lack of nightingales as symptomatic of just how unlovely and unlivable a place this America was.; As the young nation came together at the beginning of the twentieth century and could no longer be easily dismissed as a failure, its very success became cause for suspicion. The American model of populist democracy, the rise of mass culture, the spread of industrialization-all confirmed that America was now a viral threat that could destabilize the established order in Europe.; After the paroxysm of World War II, the worst fears of anti-Americanists were realized as the United States became one of the two most powerful nations in the world. Then, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, America became the sole superpower it is today, and the object of global suspicion and scorn.; With this powerful work, the Rubins trace the paradox that is America, a country that is both the most reviled and most envied land on earth. In the end, they demonstrate, anti-Americanism has often been a visceral response to the very idea-as well as both the ideals and policies - of America itself, its aggressive innovation, its self-confidence, and the challenge it poses to alternative ideologies
Paved with good intentions : the American experience and Iran by Barry M Rubin( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of United States and Iranian relations over the past quarter of a century
The tragedy of the Middle East by Barry M Rubin( Book )
15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member 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
Revolutionaries and reformers contemporary Islamist movements in the Middle East ( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Islamist movements seeking power today are faced with difficult choices regarding strategy, ranging from armed struggle to electoral efforts. An emerging alternative consists of a rethinking of Islamist politics, where the goal of a "totally Islamic" polity would be abandoned in favor of some form of Islamic-oriented society. In this reformulation, Islamist politics would function as a pressure group to make society more Islamic, reinforcing the walls of semi-separate internal communities and reinterpreting Islam in more liberal ways. The September 11, 2001 terror attack on the United States, however, demonstrates that the radical approach remains attractive to many Islamists. Addressing these issues, the contributors look at the countries where Islamist movements have been most important. Case studies of revolutionary and reformist groups are followed by chapters discussing future alternatives for Islamist politics, presenting arguments both advocating and critical of a potential liberal, reformist, interest-group Islamism
Chronologies of modern terrorism by Barry M Rubin( )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member 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
Guide to Islamist movements ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive guide to today's most important, yet least understood transnational ideology -- political Islamism. It covers the movement's diverse groups, ideas, and activities around the globe -- from political participation to revolutionary terrorism -- and responding government policies and repression
Revolution until victory? : the politics and history of the PLO by Barry M Rubin( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En beskrivelse og en politisk analyse af PLO's historie, doktriner og strategier fra dens grundlæggelse i 1964 til 1993, med vægten mere på det historiske forløb end en skildring af dagens politiske situation
The Human rights reader by Walter Laqueur( Book )
28 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the human rights issue from historical, philosophical, legal, and political perspectives
Anti-American terrorism and the Middle East : a documentary reader ( Book )
14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member 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
The Middle East a guide to politics, economics, society, and culture ( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helps clarify the region's complex history and ongoing problems--and corrects some of the misperceptions--by exploring seven areas of overarching significance. Rather than focusing on specific conflicts, this work deals specifically with the broader issues of culture, religion, women, economics, governance, and media, as well as the role that the region's modern history has played in shaping the ways of life, values, and worldviews of its peoples.--Publisher information
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 1,066 WorldCat member 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
Secrets of state : the State Department and the struggle over U.S. foreign policy by Barry M Rubin( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arab states and the Palestine conflict by Barry M Rubin( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Hebrew and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long war for freedom : the Arab struggle for democracy in the Middle East by Barry M Rubin( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member 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 truth about Syria by Barry M Rubin( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With its mix of competing religious and ethnic groups, radical ideologies, and political repression, Syria is a 72,000-square-mile time bomb waiting to go off. Middle East expert Barry Rubin looks at the critical issues that have made this country the powderkeg of the Middle East and offers an insightful analysis of the effects of recent developments. - Publisher
The Central American crisis reader by Robert S Leiken( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transformation of Palestinian politics : from revolution to state-building by Barry M Rubin( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Israel : an introduction by Barry M Rubin( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book discusses the history, land and people, society, government and politics, economics, and culture of Israel. It provides an introduction to Israel, a definitive account of the nation's past, its often controversial present, and much more. Written by a leading historian of the Middle East, the book is organized around six major themes: land and people, history, society, politics, economics, and culture. Based on research by scholars with firsthand knowledge of Israel, this book offers accessible, clearly explained material, enhanced with a generous selection of images, maps, charts, tables, graphs, and sidebars. This book provides readers with a solid foundation of knowledge about Israel and provides useful reference lists by topic for further reading
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Alternative Names
Rūbīn, Bārī
Rubin, Bari, 1950-2014
Rûbîn, Barrî 1950-2014
Rûbîn, Barrî M. 1950-2014
Rubin, Barry.
Rubin, Barry, 1950-
Rubin, Barry 1950-2014
Rubin, Barry M.
Rwbiyn Bariy 1950-2014
רובין, ברי
רובין ברי 1950-2014
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