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FAU Expert on Syria and the Middle East

BOCA RATON, Fla. (June 21, 2013) –The following Florida Atlantic University faculty member is available to discuss the topics of Syria and the Middle East.


  • Robert G. Rabil is associate professor of political science and the LLS Distinguished Professor of Current Events at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of “Syria, United States and the War on Terror in the Middle East” and most recently “Religion, National Identity and Confessional Politics in Lebanon: The Challenge of Islamism.” He is also published frequently in the National Interest  His areas of expertise include national and international Security, U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Arab and U.S.-Muslim relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and politics and economies of the Arab world, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Israel. Rabil can be reached at 561-297-3215 (office) or 561-302-0470 (cell) o


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