Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, and a featured columnist for PajamasMedia at http://pajamasmedia.com/barryrubin/. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley), and The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan)
Harry Maxwell Publications
on Feb. 27, 2013 :
Excellent read and useful background to understand the current political and social trends in the Arab world. As I read about the missed opportunities in the past I could not help but compare the unfolding drama of the Arab spring.
(review of free book)