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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Fin de Régime in Syria?

by Daniel Pipesvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The revolt in Syria offers great opportunities, humanitarian and geo-political.

Analysis and Commentary

Fin de Régime in Syria?

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The many benefits, and few dangers, of the Assad regime’s prospective fall...

Analysis and Commentary

Iraq—A Province of Iran?

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Listing the MEK as a terrorist group is useful for the Islamic Republic — and wrong...

Iraq–A Province of Iran?

by Daniel Pipesvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

After American forces leave Iraq at the end of 2011, Tehran will try toturn its neighbor into a satrapy (i.e., a province, a satellite state), to the great detriment of Western, moderate-Arab, and Israeli

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden was just one part of al-Qaeda, which is just a part of the Islamic-terrorist effort, which is just a part of the Islamist movement — so the announcement of his death tonight by the U.S. government makes little operational difference...

Thoughts on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

by Daniel Pipesvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden was just a part of Al-Qaeda which is just a part of the Islamic terrorist effort which is just a part of the Islamist movement, so the announcement of his death today by the U.S. government makes little operational difference.

Understanding Post-Mubarak Egypt

by Daniel Pipesvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

As Egypt lurches into a new era, a look at its complexities and subtleties helps us to understand the country’s likely course. Some thoughts on key issues:

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding Post-Mubarak Egypt

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

As Egypt lurches into a new era, a look at its complexities and subtleties helps us to understand the country’s likely course...

Analysis and Commentary

Mohammed Bouazizi, Historical Figure

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How an obscure Tunisian set the Middle East aflame...

Analysis and Commentary

Europe’s Anti-Islamic Parties on the Move

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, April 18, 2011

Elections in Finland today saw the True Finns Party (PS) win 39 out of 200 seats in parliament, a huge increase over its one parliamentary seat in 1999, three in 2003, and five in 2007...

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