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Barry Rubin

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition, Viking-Penguin), the paperback edition of The Truth about Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan), and The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley). The website of the GLORIA Center is at http://www.gloria-center.org and of his blog, Rubin Reports, at http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com.
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No End in Sight: On the Ground in Syria

Friday, October 5th, 2012 - by Barry Rubin

Dr. Jonathan Spyer reports following a visit to rebel territory. Also read: Syrian jihadists fighting Assad regime fracture over taking of sex slaves

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly About the Syrian Civil War

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 - by Barry Rubin

An interview with Ammar Abdulhamid, one of the most knowledgeable analysts about the Syrian civil war in the world.

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Lebanon: Fractured Past, Bleak Present

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 - by Barry Rubin

PJ Media interviews William Harris, renowned expert on Lebanon and Syria.

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An Interview with Historian Walter Laqueur on the Arab Spring

Monday, July 9th, 2012 - by Barry Rubin

"To read now the comments of the correspondents of the New York Times reminds one of Alice in Wonderland."

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What’s Happening in Iraq After the U.S. Withdrawal?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 - by Barry Rubin

An interview with Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, an Anglo-Iraqi political analyst.

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An Interview with Robert Spencer

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - by Barry Rubin

Author of 12 books, including the recently released Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins.

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Syria’s Revolution: An Interview with Ammar Abdulhamid

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - by Barry Rubin

The leading voice of the opposition talks to PJ Media about the state of the conflict.

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It’s Official: Egypt Will Hold Parliamentary Elections in September

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

Rather than spending the next five months complaining, those who aren't supporting the Muslim Brotherhood better get started actually working and organizing.

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Did Islamism Win Egypt’s Revolution?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

It's not all Facebook and flowers.

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All the Real News About Israel Is Good

Monday, February 7th, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

It's the reporting that's bad.

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The Rest of the World Has Gone Mad — Why Shouldn’t Egypt?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

Obama is openly calling for the downfall of a 60-year-old regime that has been allied with the U.S. for about 40 years in the most important country in the Arab world. What could go wrong?

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Egypt: Three Possible Outcomes

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

It might be the entire Western position in the Middle East that is swept away, and one dictatorship might be replaced by a worse one. I hope this analysis is wrong; I fear that it is accurate.

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Israel’s Left Cracks Up

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

Will Netanyahu emerge stronger from this pivotal moment?

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At Public School, Anti-Americanism Hides in Plain Sight

Friday, January 14th, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

A father files an eye-opening report from the front lines.

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Why the Constitution Is Relevant Today

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 - by Barry Rubin

Those who mock the Constitution have it backwards.

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Today’s ‘Progressives’: Repeating the Mistakes of Yesterday’s Communists

Monday, December 20th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Revisiting the case of Bertram Wolfe, who was horrified to realize the fundamental evil of leftism — the cause to which he had dedicated his life.

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Poll Reveals Support for Islamism and Its Goals

Friday, December 17th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Several Middle East countries show populations that are sympathetic with the radicals.

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U.S. Mideast Policy: Obama Knows Best?

Friday, December 10th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Why is the U.S. government telling everyone in the Middle East what they are supposed to want?

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Political Correctness Kills: Study Shows How Terrorists Infiltrate U.S. Government

Sunday, December 5th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

A review of PJM contributor Patrick Poole’s hair-raising 10 Failures of the U.S. Government on the Domestic Islamist Threat.

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Islamists Know a Western Civilization Secret: ‘Progress’ Makes Religion Decline

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

The motive to reform Islam from within is weaker than the motive of those like Martin Luther, as Islamists can point to the decline of Christian belief and assume the same would happen to Islam.

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The Bizarre Case of Nietzsche: The Pro-Jewish Writer Who Inspired a Million Anti-Semites

Sunday, November 21st, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Perhaps the most pro-Jewish German writer of his time, his ideas were adopted by Hitler and Nazism.

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The Intellectual Class: New Book Calls Obama a ‘Philosopher President’

Saturday, November 13th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Harvard historian James T. Kloppenberg makes a groundbreaking discovery: Obama is also ... wait for it ... a "true intellectual."

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It’s How You Play the Game: The Fate of Western Civilization and Grade-School Soccer

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

My son's soccer team loses every game because his coach tries to force equality. So I took over the coaching duties for a day ...

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Neglect Fuels Aggression: Obama’s ‘See No Evil’ Policy Sows Future Violence

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Ignoring revelations that Pakistan aided in the Mumbai attacks, this administration prefers maintaining relations to taking action.

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How To Kill Americans: A Guide to the Really Effective Ways

Friday, October 15th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Given the constant injunctions to understand what drives people to terrorism and to engage terrorists in dialogue, I have decided to give al-Qaeda some help: my top suggestions for how to kill Americans.

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