Barry Rubin, head of the GLORIA Center at IDC in Herzliya, writes a daily analysis of the situation in the Middle East.

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Barry Rubin is presently a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, the Director of the Global Research and International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, and a Senior Fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism.

Rubin has written and edited more than 40 books on the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy, with publishers including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge University Press. His book, "Israel: An Introduction" is available on Amazon.

Born was Washington, DC and living in Tel Aviv, Israel, Rubin contributes to  PJ Xpress blogger.

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Thu, Oct 19th 2017 2:10pm
The reactions of Iraqs ulama and some Arab clerics to the recent Kurdish referendum have been mostly negative, a clear reflection of their political sympathies. However–aside from Hizballah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallahs speech–the reactions have been nuanced. This has allowed for more fine-tuned gauging of political tendencies among the various religious communities of Iraq and […]
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 2:10pm
Iraqi forces took Kirkuk city from the Kurds this week with hardly a shot fired. Twenty-two Kurdish fighters were killed in the sporadic and disorganized resistance, while seven Iraqi soldiers also lost their lives.It is a remarkable setback for the Kurds, who just a few weeks ago held an independence referendum.The loss of Kirkuk especially, […]
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 4:34am