Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum

Daniel Pipes

Biography: 

Daniel Pipes was the Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution until August 31, 2012 and director of the Middle East Forum, a public policy institute that seeks to define and promote American interests in the Middle East.

Pipes has written twelve books, including Miniatures (2003), Militant Islam Reaches America (2002), Conspiracy (1997), Syria beyond the Peace Process (1996), The Hidden Hand (1996), Damascus Courts the West (1991), The Rushdie Affair (1990), Greater Syria (1990), The Long Shadow (Transaction, 1989), In the Path of God (1983), An Arabist's Guide to Colloquial Egyptian (1983), and Slave Soldiers and Islam (1981). Pipes has also edited two collections of essays, Sandstorm (1993) and Friendly Tyrants (1991).

Pipes’s biweekly column appears regularly in the Jerusalem Post and other newspapers around the globe. He has also published in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly, Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, National Review, New Republic, Time, and the Weekly Standard. More than a hundred American newspapers have carried his articles, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. His writings have been translated into thirty-three languages and have appeared in such newspapers as ABC, Corriere della Sera, the Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro, La Razón, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Die Welt.

He has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the US Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. Pipes has served in various capacities in the US government, including two presidentially appointed positions: vice chairman of the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships and board member of the US Institute of Peace. He was director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in 1986–93. In addition, Pipes sits on five editorial boards.

Pipes received his AB (1971) and PhD (1978) from Harvard University, both in history, and spent six years studying abroad, including three years in Egypt.

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Waiting Out the War in Syria

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

No Surprises: Israel, America, and Spying

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

Romney’s Remarkable Speech in Jerusalem

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

Sixty Years of Egyptian Misery

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

Anarchy Surrounds Israel

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

Egypt’s Real Ruler: Military Leader Tantawi

by Daniel Pipes, Cynthia Farahatvia Washington Times
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

Islam vs. History

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 2, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

After an Israeli Strike on Iran

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Analysis and Commentary

Stay out of the Syrian morass

by Daniel Pipesvia Washington Times
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

West has more to lose than gain by intervening...

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Counting Palestine Refugees

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Senate nudges us toward a proper understanding of the issue...

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