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Daniel Pipes, a historian, is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. A former official in the U.S. Department of State, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He has written twelve books and his website, DanielPipes.org, with a near-complete archive of his writings, has recorded nearly 60 million page visits. He writes a bi-weekly column for the Jerusalem Post, National Review, and other publications; his writings have been translated into 33 languages. Two U.S. presidents have appointed Mr. Pipes to U.S. government positions. Al-Qaeda has invited him to convert to Islam, Edward Kennedy borked him, and Edward Said called him an "Orientalist." His current focus is on the phenomenon of lawful Islamism (or soft jihad), the forwarding radical Islam through legitimate means. Contact: [email protected]

ARTICLES BY: Daniel Pipes


March 21, 2021 5:36 am
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Fighting and Hugging in the Middle East

“Either we unite or we fight”: kaleidoscopic coalitions and enmities are one of the Middle East’s most distinctive political features, recognized by locals and clear...

June 3, 2020 6:48 am
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De-Platforming in Daily Life

Complaining about censorship ahead of the 2020 elections, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that encourages the Federal Trade Commission to probe whether Facebook, YouTube,...

January 30, 2020 3:39 pm
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Reservations About the Trump Peace Plan

Along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, all my friends are delighted with Donald Trump's plan to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. I agree that, in contrast with prior...

September 25, 2019 5:24 am
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Should Israel Invade Gaza?

As Israeli frustration mounts about violence coming out of Gaza, the idea of a ground invasion -- and to once and for all finish with...

April 11, 2019 6:07 am
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Anticipating Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

President Trump's peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict surfaced two years ago and to this day -- remarkably -- only he and a handful of...

August 3, 2018 3:07 pm
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Who Are Europe’s Most Important Politicians?

"Who is the most important European alive today?" I asked in early 2010. Dutch politician Geert Wilders was my answer, because "he is best placed to...

July 4, 2018 12:16 pm
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Working Towards an Israeli Victory

What do Israelis think of the idea of Israel winning and the Palestinians losing? It's a radical idea, very different from the 50-year-and-counting win-win assumption of...

March 2, 2018 12:32 pm
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The Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler Is Relevant Today

Rick Richman's new book, Racing Against History, is subtitled: "The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler." The when campaign to do what, you ask? You're excused if...

February 9, 2018 3:02 pm
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Why Trump’s US-Israel Honeymoon Might Not Last

President Donald Trump has taken two unprecedented steps highly favorable to Israel: recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and cutting funds to the United Nations Relief and...

November 30, 2017 11:35 am
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Accepting Europe’s Anti-Immigration Parties

In a typical assessment of recent European elections, Katy O'Donnell writes at Politico that "Nationalist parties now have a toehold everywhere from Italy to Finland, raising fears the...

October 18, 2017 12:32 pm
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Saving NATO From Turkey

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known as NATO, faces an existential problem. No -- it's not about getting member states to fulfill agreed-upon spending on defense projects, nor finding a...

August 25, 2017 4:16 pm
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Iran vs. Turkey: The Mideast’s Perpetual Rivalry

News that Iran's and Turkey's governments have reached an accord on Idlib -- a Syrian town that is now the focus of American interests -- brings relations between two...

August 10, 2017 1:15 pm
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The Most Incorrect History of the Middle East Ever Written?

“The Middle East is the graveyard of predictions” notes the left-wing writer and editor Adam Shatz. That’s partly because the region is so volatile (no one...

August 8, 2017 11:36 am
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Palestinian Rejectionism Is Weakening

A recent poll showed that Israelis want a tougher policy towards the Palestinians. As for the Palestinians -- beyond occasionally rampaging and murdering Israelis -- what do they want? Dan Polisar of Shalem...

World

Biden Says He Is Concerned About China’s Moves Around Taiwan

US President Joe Biden on Monday said he was not worried about Taiwan but was concerned about China's actions in the region since House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit...

Israel

Turkey Blasts Israeli Military Action Against Islamists in Gaza

Turkey strongly condemned Israel's military action against Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leading the chorus. Speaking on Sunday ahead of the announcement of a ceasefire...

Middle East

Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings as Truce With Palestinians Holds

Israel reopened border crossings into Gaza on Monday following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the militant Islamic Jihad group that ended the most serious outbreak of fighting around the volatile Palestinian...

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