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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"Jewish" - Not the Same as "Pro-Israel"

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's an obvious point, but it needs stating: Not all Jews are Zionist...

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections on the Sixth Fatah General Congress

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Friday, August 14, 2009

Four observations on the Sixth Fatah General Congress, which took place in Bethlehem on August 4-9:...

Analysis and Commentary

Islam and Western Militaries

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Are we at war with radical Islam or not?...

Analysis and Commentary

Calls to Settle the Palestinians in Arab Countries

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Arab state treatment of the Palestinians, with the partial exception of Jordan, has been the silent disgrace of the Arab-Israeli conflict...

Analysis and Commentary

New Frontiers in Islamism

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Monday, August 10, 2009

I've studied Islam for a long time (forty years next month) but Islamists are constantly surprising me with their practices...

Analysis and Commentary

Glamorous Muslim Political Women

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Sunday, August 9, 2009

In a blog, "Hijabs on Western Political Women," I displayed a brood of queens, princesses, first ladies, members of congress, foreign ministers, journalists, and even movie stars looking anywhere from faintly ridiculous to outlandishly bad as they wear some variant of a hijab...

Analysis and Commentary

Western Conquerors or Liberators of Muslims?

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

For over two hundred years, Europeans who defeat Muslims militarily then claim they intend to restore, protect, and liberate their new subjects...

Analysis and Commentary

Why shariah must be opposed

by Daniel Pipesvia National Post (Canada)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Those of us who argue against shariah are sometimes asked why Islamic law poses a problem when modern Western societies long ago accommodated Halacha, or Jewish law...

In the News

Replacing the U.S. Constitution with the Koran

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Friday, July 24, 2009

Back in 2004, I noted the disbelief that greets me "when I explain that the Islamist goal is to take over the United States and replace the Constitution with the Koran."...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama and Israel, Into the Abyss

by Daniel Pipesvia Right Side News (GA)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What I dubbed the Obama administration's "rapid and harsh turn against Israel" has had three quick, predictable, and counter-productive results...

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