Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and Senior Fellow of FPRI. He is co-author, with Judith Colp Rubin, of the just-published book "Hating America: A History" (Oxford University Press). This essay is based on his FPRI BookTalk on August 12, 2004.
Articles by Barry Rubin
A Hint On The Future of Obama "Peace Process" Policy
The U.S. Elections and the Middle East: How Many Barack Obamas Do You Need to Change a Light Bulb?
Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America; Will America Notice?
Two Issues: The War Within Islam + Israel and Islamism
Barack Hearts Bibi
Can You Handle The Truth?: Poll Shows The Shocking Reality of Arab Public Opinion
Why Israel Shouldn't Attack Iranian Nuclear Installations--Unless It Has to Do So
Interview with Zeyno Baran on Moderate Muslims
Containing Iran Requires Getting Smart, Tough, and Serious
What Motivates Israeli Policy and Actions
Obama Administration Embraces Russia As "Helpful"; Moscow Stabs U.S. in Back
Ahmadinejad Unveils His Grand Strategy: A Nuclear Defensive Umbrella for Aggression
Listen to the Two Best Arab Journalists Warning What A Nuclear-Armed Iran Means
Has the Obama Administration, Against U.S. Interests, Declared Diplomatic War on Israel?
When It Comes to Analyzing the Middle East, We Live in an Age of Idiocy
The Point of No Return: Clearly the Obama Administration Won't Ever Do Anything Serious Against Iran's Nuclear Program
The Resistance Strategy: The Middle East's Response to Calls for Peace and Moderation
For Israel, Good Prospects in 2010
The Palestinians Tell the World Their Strategy: Why Make Peace with Israel When We Can Get Everything from You Instead
An Article that gives an Amazing Insight into Radical Islamism, its Western Coddlers and its Cures
Is the Turkish-Israeli Alliance Over? Yes It Is
Palestinians Choose the Illusion of "Victory" Over Negotiated Peace
The Gaza Report is a Disaster for Human Rights and Peace
The Increasingly Obvious Failure of Obama's Middle East Policy
Guide To A Big Mistake: U.S. Decision to Talk with Iran
Why Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State is a Prime Requirement for Israel-Palestinian Peace
A Short Guide to Israel-Palestinian Negotiating Positions
Middle East Cycles: Is the Current Age Permanent on is a New Phase in Sight?
Palestinian Politics and The Peace Process: The Looming Gigantic Danger
Obama Administration Says: Hooray for Jihad
Fatah Congress Election: Surprising Results
The Case for Anti-Freeze: Regarding Israeli Construction on Settlements
Israel's Peace Plan Marks a New Era in the Country's History
2009: A Diplomatic Odyssey
The Obama Ideology and World Affairs, Part 1
A U.S. Middle East Policy Emerges: Great in Theory, Certain to Fail in Practice
Why Israel's Left Doesn't Support Obama or a Settlement Construction Freeze
Israel Offers a Peace Plan that Can Work
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Response: A Narrative He Dares Not Speak
Obama's Big Freeze Leaves Israelis Cold
Middle East Politics: The Ideal, The Real, and The Imaginary
Iran: Yes, Stealing an Election and Imposing Ahmadinejad Is Rather Significant
Israel and America: Neither Surrender nor Confrontation
Obama's Cairo Speech and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
June is the Cruelest Month
Netanyahu's Peace Plan
Detailed Analysis of the Obama-Netanyahu Meeting
The Peace Process Industry's Going to Get You--And Your Little Country,Too!
Islamic Cleric to Pope: Let's Unite and Kill the Jews Together!
Hamas Says `Kill Next Week’; Media Perceives Moderation
President Obama: You've Paid for the Report, Now Read It
Obama Administration Withdraws Proposed Concessions to Hamas
The Unbearable Lightness of Wishful Thinking
Dissolving in the Two-State Solution
Obama's Foreign Policy: Bambi Versus the Sharks
Ahmadinejad's Wager, The World's Peril
The Confrontation Con-Game
Palestinian Moderates Want Peace--With Hamas, Not Israel
Obama: I Know Better Than Israelis and Palestinians
It's Worse Than a Crime, It's Blundering Analysis
Helping Hillary while keeping Israel safe
All Israeli-but no Palestinian-leaders want to end the conflict
Why We Hear the Muslim World All Too Well
Israel´s election in international perspective
Choosing sides: Egypt and Turkey strike a pose
Virtually unnoticed: A totally new Middle East
Israel's International Support: A Glass Eight-Tenths Full
On the Ground in Gaza
The Gaza War: Is it All So Hard to Understand?
Hama's Strategy: The Rockets or the Media
What They Say Isn't What You Hear
Not the Center of the World
Dear President Obama
Welcome to MEWorld
Giving Until It Hurts
The Trouble with Russia
AP Blames Israel For Making Palestinians Want to Destroy It
"Time is on my side, Yes it is!"
Who Do They Like, Who Do They Hate
Method in Their Madness
Things We're Not Told
Waiting For Something
Incident at a Roadblock
Morality and Enlightment or Fear and Greed?
A Middle East Strategy For The West
Fifty First Negotiations
Prophets and Losses
Hope? Change? Yes! Hope Obama Changes!
An Alternative to War or Surrender With Iran
Being a Terrorist Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
Mr. Obama, Meet Mr. Jihadi
Trade or No Trade
What's in a Name
Who Goes There? Friend or Foe?
Don't be Fooled by Good Reviews
Olmert's Dilemma and Israel's Multi-front Negotiations
The Fall of Lebanon
It's Them or U.S.
Israel and Europe, A Pretty Good Relationship
Lebanon to West: Wake Up Fast!
AP explains to you why Israel shouldn't exist
Egypt: Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea
Israel Is Strong - Really
Frog Bites Scorpion*
Smugly Ensuring Failure
Why A Terrorist Strategy?
Palestinian Politics: Onward and Downward
What To Do About Gaza: The Realistic Scenario
If they don't fool you they can't defeat you
Charisma isn't enough
Confessions At a Funeral
Who Owns The Palestine Card?
So Many Problems, So Few Solutions
Peace Must Be Made As Well As Desired
Take Me To your Leader
Pay Now, Nothing Later
Hamas's Phony Victory
Fatah's Politics Make Peace Impolitic
Turkey And The Middle East: An Updated Assessment
Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Bush's Last Year: The Best, One Hopes, Is Yet To Come
The Profession of Death
The Year of Acting Dangerously
Syriantoxication: An Infantile Malady
Survivor, Gulf Style
You owe us bigtime: The Distortion of Palestinian aid politics
You Can't Get to Peace if You Can't Get it Right
Drilling a Hole in the Lifeboat
The Middle East's Nuclear Dark Age
The Media Comedy Club
The Attempt to Kill Olmert
And What Do We Get?
Let's Make a Deal
In Search of Ahmadinejad
Comparing three Muslim Brotherhoods: Syria, Jordan, Egypt