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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: Pipes@MEForum.org.

ARTICLES BY: Daniel Pipes


May 22, 2017 12:04 pm
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Trump’s Saudi Speech: A Mixed Bag, But Pretty Good

While in Riyadh, on the first stop of his tri-monotheism tour that will also take him to Jerusalem and Rome, Donald Trump gave a major speech on...

April 25, 2017 3:43 pm
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The Erdogan Enigma

I nominate Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, as the most inconsistent, mysterious and therefore most unpredictable major politician on the world stage. His victory...

April 7, 2017 6:50 am
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What I Found on My Trip to a College Campus

I just attended a two-day academic conference at the University of Pennsylvania -- in part out of interest in the topic ("American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900"),...

April 5, 2017 7:07 am
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Another Attempt at ‘Extreme Vetting’

Donald Trump first coined the phrase "extreme vetting" in July 2016, in the aftermath of the truck attack in Nice, France. For nine months, he and...

March 17, 2017 6:37 am
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Oman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country

Oman, where I just spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. Let me count the ways. Islam has three main branches: Sunni (about 90...

March 9, 2017 8:07 am
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Jordan at the Precipice

Six months ago, Jordan's King Abdullah said that his country was "in dire straits." I just completed a week of intensive travels and discussions throughout the country, and found...

February 7, 2017 8:55 am
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Linda Sarsour: The Left’s Latest Star

What to make of Linda Sarsour of Brooklyn, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against President Trump's immigration order and the new, seemingly ubiquitous symbol of the...

January 4, 2017 6:52 am
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This Is the Moment for an Israeli Victory

The US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" began in December 1988, when Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat met American conditions and "accepted United Nations Security Council resolutions 242...

December 8, 2016 4:42 am
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Europe’s Future Hangs on the Ballot

"The novelty and magnitude of Europe's predicament make it difficult to understand, tempting to overlook, and nearly impossible to predict. Europe marches us all into terra...

November 14, 2016 7:27 am
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Did a CAIR Official Call for the Overthrow of the US Government?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) successfully presents itself to the media as a benign civil rights organization, comparable to the NAACP or the ADL -- a...

November 11, 2016 1:41 am
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America’s Know-Nothing Diplomacy

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, recently said something astonishing in defense of his foreign policy ignorance: "The fact that somebody can dot the...

November 7, 2016 7:21 am
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Are Niqabs and Kippot Equally Threatening?

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Heidi Beirich has distributed a standardized reply to the avalanche of protests (including a particularly eloquent one by National Review) against its wretched Field...

October 21, 2016 6:20 am
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What’s a Conservative to Do? Hope Trump Is Impeached

The disgraceful presidential candidates coughed up by America's two great political parties, each one repulsive in his or her distinctive way, leave many conservatives in...

October 16, 2016 6:27 am
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Islamist Violence Will Steer Europe’s Destiny

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Visits to predominantly Muslim suburbs in nearly all northern European cities cause one to ask the same question: Why have some of the richest, most...

Features

US Veterans in Israel: Memorial Day Profiles in Courage and Healing

JNS.org - According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide across...

Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis

The recent arrests of several Islamic Movement members for plotting terror attacks against Israeli soldiers show that the group continues...

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope to the Middle East

JNS.org - In Jerusalem on Sunday night, as the city prepared to mark...

World

In a City Gripped by Shock, Manchester Jews Unite in Sorrow and Determinati...

Manchester's Jewish community joined with the rest of their city in sorrow and disbelief on Tuesday, following the devastating terrorist...

Israel

In Surprise, Israeli City of Netanya Set to Host 2018 World Lacrosse Champi...

JNS.org - Miriam Feirberg-Ikar, mayor of the Israeli city of Netanya, and Israel Lacrosse Association (ILA) Chairman Scott Neiss announced...

Middle East

Rocket Fired at Israel From Egypt on Trump Visit’s Second Day

JNS.org - During the second day of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel on Tuesday, a rocket was fired at the Jewish state from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The IDF confirmed the rocket...

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