Veteran Middle East scholar and commentator Barry Rubin died on Monday, his family announced.
A longtime columnist for The Jerusalem Post, Barry was director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), and a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.
Rubin was also the author of several books including Israel: An Introduction, The Israel-Arab Reader, The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East and The Truth About Syria.
He served as a Council on Foreign Relations fellow and was a recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships from institutions such as the US Institute of Peace and Hebrew University’s Leonard Davis Center.
The American-born Rubin received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University.
Barry Rubin is survived by his wife Judith Colp Rubin and their two children.