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Rubin, Barry M.

Works: 144 works in 958 publications in 3 languages and 42,853 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Biographies  Chronologies  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS119.7, 956
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Most widely held works by Barry M Rubin
Yasir Arafat : a political biography by Barry M Rubin( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,787 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." "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."--Jacket
Hating America : a history by Barry M Rubin( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this 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."--Jacket
The Israel-Arab reader : a documentary history of the Middle East conflict by Walter Laqueur( Book )

59 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 2,239 WorldCat member 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 Palestinians and the PLO, wars, territory, un resolutions, reactions of and relations with other countries and Israel's position on various issues
Chronologies of modern terrorism by Barry M Rubin( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Organized thematically and regionally, it outlines major developments in conflicts that involved terrorism, the history of terrorist groups, key aspects of counterterrorist policy, and specific terrorist incidents
The tragedy of the Middle East by Barry M Rubin( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,110 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 by Barry Rubin( )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,106 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
Paved with good intentions : the American experience and Iran by Barry M Rubin( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of United States and Iranian relations over the past quarter of a century
Anti-American terrorism and the Middle East : a documentary reader by Judith Colp Rubin( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,786 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
Israel : an introduction by Barry M Rubin( )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,374 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
Guide to Islamist movements by Barry M Rubin( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamism takes many forms, ranging from electoral participation to revolutionary terrorism and global jihad, and influences the politics of virtually every country around the globe. The guide examines the movement's diverse groups, ideas, and activities, including the beliefs, organizational structures, and interactions of the different groups. It focuses on thinkers and ideologies, movements and parties, and responding government policies and repression. --from publisher description
Revolution until victory? : the politics and history of the PLO by Barry M Rubin( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Palestine Liberation Organization 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 confrontations with Israel, Barry Rubin documents how the PLO was transformed from revolutionary organization into the administrator of its own territory"--back cover
The Human rights reader by Walter Laqueur( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and French and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sourcebook and history on the issue of human rights. Covers documents from the Magna Charta to the Vienna Accords and includes opinions of world thinkers
Turkey and the European Union : domestic politics, economic integration, and international dynamics by Ali Çarkoğlu( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. This book aims to provide an up-to-date review of relevant issues from both perspectives. Analyses focus on the significance of EU adjustment processes for Turkish domestic politics and public opinion. From the perspective of economic dynamics, analyses focus on the impact of a customs union with the EU and the issues surrounding the impending economic policy adjustments. Justice and home affairs issues and human rights practices are two areas where specific policy adjustments are needed in order to conform to the Copenhagen criteria. These adjustments are seen as touching on sensitive domestic politics issues and the analyses herein evaluate the recent developments in these policy areas. In light of these discussions, the book offers an overall evaluation of Turkey's bid for full membership in the EU."--Jacket
The Middle East : a guide to politics, economics, society, and culture by Barry M Rubin( )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume set 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. --from publisher description
Secrets of state : the State Department and the struggle over U.S. foreign policy by Barry M Rubin( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern dictators : Third World coup makers, strongmen, and populist tyrants by Barry M Rubin( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de opkomst en ontwikkeling van moderne dictaturen
The Turkish economy in crisis by Ziya Öniş( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The long war for freedom : the Arab struggle for democracy in the Middle East by Barry M Rubin( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 803 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 Arab states and the Palestine conflict by Barry M Rubin( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Hebrew and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central American crisis reader by Robert S Leiken( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hating America : a history
Hating America : a historyThe Israel-Arab reader : a documentary history of the Middle East conflictChronologies of modern terrorismThe tragedy of the Middle EastRevolutionaries and reformers : contemporary Islamist movements in the Middle EastAnti-American terrorism and the Middle East : a documentary readerGuide to Islamist movementsRevolution until victory? : the politics and history of the PLO
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

루빈, 배리

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