BARRY RUBIN is the Editor of the Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. He is also the Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center in Herzliya, Israel. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Middle East Quarterly, and many other publications. Dr. Rubin is the author of numerous books, including Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography. He has been a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University, and has appeared as an expert on Nightline, Face the Nation, Larry King, CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC.