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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


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...

July 25, 2017 1:09 pm
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Churchill, Hitler and Islam

Winston Churchill disparaged the impact of Islam on Muslims in his 1899 book, The River War: How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its...

July 12, 2017 10:31 am
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Israelis Want Victory — Not Just Peace

What does the Jewish Israeli public think about convincing the Palestinians that they've lost their century-long war with Zionism -- that the gig is up? In other...

July 9, 2017 12:57 pm
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End the False Israeli-Palestinian Parity

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to visit Jerusalem but not Ramallah has prompted much comment. The expectation of equal treatment goes back to the Oslo...

World

Iran to Continue Scaling Back Commitments to Nuclear Deal: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfills promises it made under...

Israel

Israelis Demonstrate in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Against Turkish Invasion of ...

An interfaith group of Israeli Jews and Christians gathered in Jerusalem’s Paris Square on Saturday to protest the recently launched...

Middle East

Russia-Backed Syrian Forces Step in as US Retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt US retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than...

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