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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


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...

June 8, 2017 12:46 pm
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What If: Fifty Years After the Six-Day War

Israel's military triumph over three enemy states in June 1967 is the most outstandingly successful war of all recorded history. The Six-Day War was also...

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...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

UK Buys Israeli Iron Dome Technology to Defend Falkland Islands

JNS.org - The United Kingdom has signed a $104 million contract for the purchase of advanced missile defense technology used in Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defense system. In purchasing the Sky...

Middle East

At Least 235 Killed, 109 Injured in Deadly Egypt Mosque Attack

At least 184 people were killed and 125 injured when gunmen armed with explosives attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to officials quoted by the state...

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