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My Friend Barry Rubin whose posts you have read here often has two brand new books out, I recommend them strongly:

1. Barry Rubin, editor, Conflict and Insurgency in the Contemporary Middle East is in my Middle East Military Studies series from Routledge.  There are a lot of good studies in the book of recent wars in the region (of which there are all too many) by an international cast of authors. See table of contents at the end. To order

2. Barry Rubin, editor, Lebanon Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis is published by Palgrave-Macmillan and is very timely examining the modern history, politics, culture, and international relations of Lebanon See table of contents at end.  To order

Barry Rubin, editor
Chapter 1: Barry Rubin, “What Do Middle Eastern Armies Do?”
Chapter 2 Norvell B. DeAtkine, “Why Arab Armies Lose Wars but Defeat Insurgencies”
Chapter 3 Joana Dodds and Benjamin Wilson, “The Iran-Iraq War: Will Without Means”
Chapter 4: Hassan Mneimneh, “The Lessons of the Jihadist Insurgency in Saudi Arabia”
Chapter 5: Barry Rubin, “Egypt’s Civil War”
Chapter 6: Boaz Ganor, “Terrorism as a Military Factor: the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Era, 1993-2000”
Chapter 7: Jonathan Spyer, “Lebanon 2006: Unfinished War”
Chapter 8 Antoine Badran “Lebanon’s Militia Wars”
Chapter 9: Lester Grau, “The Soviet-Afghan War: A Superpower Mired in the Mountains”
Chapter 10: Jacob Mundy, “The Morocco-Polisario War for Western Sahara, 1975-1991”
Chapter 11: Yahia Zoubir, “Islamism and Insurgency in Post-Independence Algeria”
Chapter 12: William McCallister, “Iraq and U.S. Military Doctrine”
Chapter 13: James Russell, “Innovation and War: The U.S. Military and the Iraq Insurgency”

2. Barry Rubin, editor, Lebanon Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis
Chapter 1: William Harris, “Reflections on Lebanon”
Chapter 2 : Eli Fawuz, “What Makes Lebanon a Distinctive Country?”
Chapter 3 : Tony Badran, “Lebanon’s Militia WarsMilitary Conflicts in Lebanese Politics
Chapter 4: William Harris, “Lebanon’s Roller Coaster Ride”
Chapter 5: Mark Farha, “Demographic Dilemmasy and Democracy in Lebanon”
Chapter 6 : Charles Freund, “Lebanon’s Culture: Popular Music as a Case Study
Chapter 7: Nimrod Raphaeli, “Lebanon’s Economy between Violence and Political Stalemate
Chapter 8: Gary Gambill, “Islamists Groups in Lebanon: A Survey
Chapter 9: Eyal Zisser, “Hizballah’s Strategy: Islamist Revolutionary or Arab Nationalist Patriot Hizballah in Lebanon: Between Tehran and Beirut, between the Struggle with Israel, and the Struggle for Lebanon”
Chapter 10: Omri Nir, Lebanese Shi’a as a Political Community
Chapter 11: Jonathan Spyer, “Israel and Lebanon: Problematic Proximity”
Chapter 12: David Schenker, “America and the Lebanon Issue 

If you haven’t been to Barry’s new web site you should–Click here to see his webite:

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