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Barry Rubin is Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center of the Interdisciplinary University in Herzliya, Israel. He is also editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, and of Turkish Studies. He has written or edited more than 50 books on Middle East Politics and history, including most recently The Truth about Syria, and The Long War for Freedom; Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography; and The Tragedy of the Middle East. He is editor of the Global Survey of Islamism; the three volume Political Islam (also published by Routledge) and the Israel-Arab Reader (now in its seventh edition).


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Islamist Insurgency Middle East 18 Nov. 2010
By William Garrison Jr. - Published on
Format: Paperback
"Conflict and Insurgency in the Contemporary Middle East" ed. by Berry Rubin, (2010), English, hardback & paperback, 304 pgs. Chapter contents: (1) "What Do Middle Eastern Armies Do?" by Barry Rubin; (2) "Why Arab Armies Lose Wars but Defeat Insurgencies" by Norvell B. DeAtkine; (3) "The Iran-Iraq War: Will Without Means" by Joana Dodds and Benjamin Wilson; (4) "The Lessons of the Jihadist Insurgency in Saudi Arabia" by Hassan Mneimneh; (5) "Egypt's Civil War" by Barry Rubin; (6) "Terrorism as a Military Factor: the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Era, 1993-2000" by Boaz Ganor; (7) "Lebanon 2006: Unfinished War" by Jonathan Spyer; (8) "Lebanon's Militia Wars" by Antoine Badran; (9) "The Soviet-Afghan War: A Superpower Mired in the Mountains" by Lester Grau; (10) "The Morocco-Polisario War for Western Sahara, 1975-1991" by Jacob Mundy; (11) "Islamism and Insurgency in Post-Independence Algeria" by Yahia Zoubir; (12) "Iraq and U.S. Military Doctrine" by William McCallister; & (13) "Innovation and War: The U.S. Military and the Iraq Insurgency" by James Russell. Nice tight scholarly writing.
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