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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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An Israeli in Kurd Country

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Dr. Jonathan Spyer, the first Israeli analyst to meet with Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq, shares his experiences in an interview with Barry Rubin.

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Duranty Redux: NYT Fawns Over Turkey’s Centralizing of Power

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Turkey's Islamists pass a power-grab referendum, and the Times thinks it's pro-democracy. You really can fool some of the people all the time.

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The Death Wish of the Jewish Intellectual Left

Friday, September 17th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

The Jewish people have been beset by an eleventh plague inside their own house: extreme left-wing intellectuals who urge they throw away their own interests, concerns, and even lives for the rest of humanity.

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U.S. Taxpayers Foot Bill for Ludicrous Palestinian Authority Propaganda Campaign

Friday, September 10th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

A campaign designed to put the onus for peace on Israeli citizens is getting deservedly ridiculed.

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U.S. Briefs Media on Structure, Motivation for Israel-PA Direct Talks

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Prior to the Israel-PA direct negotiations, a high-ranking administration official briefed the media on what to expect. Here, a summary of the most interesting points.

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The Civilized World’s Dilemma in Dealing with Rogue States

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Neither military action nor concessions are going to work entirely, but recognizing you have enemies is the first step in dealing with the problem.

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So How Has the West’s Policy Towards Hamas Worked Out?

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Western governments have secured the survival and stability of a revolutionary terrorist Islamist regime that is dedicated to destroying their interests.

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An All-Purpose Paradigm: The West’s Absurd Claims of Israeli Racism

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Among the scores of ridiculous things said, thought, and written about the Arab-Israeli conflict, the pretense that it has something to do with "race" may be the most foolish.

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In Speech to Turkey, PM David Cameron Goes Full Idiot

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Cameron gives a begging, blubbering pander of a speech in Turkey. (Also read Claudia Rosett: "Prime Minister, It’s Not a 'Prison Camp'”

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Will Israel Attack Iran? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

How do you know someone has no idea what they’re talking about? They predict that Israel is about to attack Iran.

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The Muslim Civil War: ‘The Most Important Ideological Struggle in the World Today’

Monday, July 12th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Author-editor Zeyno Baran explains how the moderate and secular are battling the fervent to determine the future of Islam.

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Pressing for Israel-PA Negotiations? Obama Sets Himself Up for Mideast Failure, Again

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

After his prediction of upcoming talks proved wrong last year, Obama ... makes the exact same prediction for 2010.

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Is Europe Awakening to Islamist Threat?

Friday, June 25th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Europe may still lean significantly to the left, but a rightward shift fueled by Muslim immigration problems has begun. Just look at the Netherlands.

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The Distorted Gaza Debate: It’s About Hamas, Stupid

Friday, June 18th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

The bottom line must be whether or not the world wants to see another Islamist, genocidal state take hold. Let's discuss that, not overblown humanitarian concerns.

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Media, Academia Destroying Themselves Over Israel

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Institutions are crumbling as the lies needed to uphold the anti-Israel narrative become too much to bear.

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It’s Not About the Flotilla: Turkey Changed Sides Years Ago

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Israel-Turkey relations have gone from alliance to the verge of war because the West pretended an Islamist government could be benign.

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Obama’s National Security Doctrine: Naive — Frighteningly So

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

The administration releases a document that misidentifies threats and tells our enemies we intend to be weak.

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Obama’s State Department (of Relativism): For Free Speech and Against It in Same Sentence

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

State Dept. spokesman P.J. Crowley's contradictory response to Pakistan's censorship of the internet belongs to a worrisome trend in Western societies.

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The Obama Administration’s Iranian Sanctions Plan: Law Enforcement, Not Strategic Power

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

The new sanctions proposed by the U.S. government, and reportedly accepted by the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council, will force Iranian officials to work harder. In other words, they'll have to put in some extra hours to circumvent restrictions that can be easily broken.

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Obama’s Known of Al-Qaeda Ties with Iran for a Year, but Still No Action

Friday, May 14th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

An AP investigative report reveals the magnitude of Obama's inaction regarding the dangerous Islamist regime.

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Syria, Iran, and Turkey Openly Defy Obama, as Russia Regains Mideast Influence

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Obama continually ends up with egg on his face, while Russia is shoring up its ties and influence in the Middle East ahead of a nuclear Iran.

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Ahmadinejad Calling Obama’s Bluff

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

Today at the UN, Iran's president showed why he's a better strategist than his American counterpart. (Also read Claudia Rosett: "Why Does Anyone Care What Ahmadinejad Says at the UN?")

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Bibi Freezes Construction?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - by Barry Rubin

It is quite likely that Netanyahu has unofficially halted construction in East Jerusalem, though don't expect a public announcement.

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Accuse First, Ask Questions Never: Mainstreaming Anti-Semitism

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by Barry Rubin

Three European newspapers publish the latest incarnations of the vicious blood libel.

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The Gaza War: Is It Really So Hard to Understand?

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 - by Barry Rubin

It's no different than Pearl Harbor or September 11. When you are attacked, you fight back. (Also, Phyllis Chesler on Israel's Morality vs. Hamas's Morality)

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