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Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes
  • Middle East Forum: Founder and Director
  • Project for the New American Century: Signatory
  • Jerusalem Summit: Member, Presidium

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Daniel Pipes, founder and head of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum (MEF), is an outspoken proponent of militarist U.S. foreign policies in the Middle East who is frequently criticized for espousing anti-Islamic views. A recognized Arabic-language expert and son of the well-known anti-communist crusader Richard Pipes, the younger Pipes frequently lambasts Arab politics, urges militarist policies aimed at overthrowing Mideast regimes, and pushes a hawkish “pro-Israel” agenda.

In April 2013, however, Pipes broke with many of his fellow neoconservatives in declaring that, rather than arming or aiding Syria’s opposition forces, the United States should work to ensure a stalemate between the regime of Bashar al-Assad and insurgent forces. Citing both the U.S.-Soviet alliance in World War II and Washington’s double-sided intrigue during the destructive Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, Pipes wrote: “Evil forces pose less danger to us when they make war on each other. This (1) keeps them focused locally and (2) prevents either one from emerging victorious (and thereby posing a yet-greater danger). Western powers should guide enemies to stalemate by helping whichever side is losing, so as to prolong the conflict.”[1]

Perhaps anticipating criticism that he was essentially advocating a course of ensuring maximum suffering for the people of Syria, Pipes added that “Westerners must be true to their morals and help bring an end to the warfare against civilians, the millions of innocents gratuitously suffering the horrors of civil war,” including by threatening the “use of force against violators on either side” if necessary.

Describing Pipes’ proposal as “repugnant,” Think Progress blogger Zack Beauchamp poked holes in Pipes’ comparison to World War II, in which Pipes wrote that the U.S. alliance with Stalin was justifiable in the fight against Nazi Germany. “As a cursory survey of knowledge of World War II history would admit,” Beauchamp wrote, “the Allies ultimately supported the Soviets in an attempt to totally defeat the Nazis. Pipes’ favored policy would be more like supporting Stalin until it looked like he was going to win, and then extending Lend-Lease to Hitler so the war would keep going.” Beauchamp posited that Pipes’ proposal “can perhaps be explained by his background” as an anti-Islamic agitator.[2]

After the takeover of swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria by the so-called Islamic State group (IS or ISIS) in 2014, Pipes chastised President Obama for deeming the terrorist group as “not Islamic.” In an article titled, “Sorry Mr. President, ISIS is 100 Percent Islamic,” Pipes purported: “neither U.S. Presidents nor Islamist apologists fool people. Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that the Islamic State, like the Taliban and al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic.”[3]

Pipes has attempted to argue that there is a “positive side” to the rise of ISIS, writing in August 2014 for theNational Post: “The caliphate’s barbaric zealotry will have the salutary effect of awakening many of those yet asleep to the horrors of the Islamist agenda.”[4]

During the 2014 Gaza War, Pipes maintained staunchly “pro-Israel” positions, framing the conflict as “the civilized and moral forces of Israel” in a “face-off with barbarism.” Writing for the conservative Town Hall website, he further opined: “It’s a curious war in which Hamas celebrates Palestinian misery and Israel does its best to keep life normal for its enemy.”[5]

Amnesty International and other international human rights organizations have accused Israel of committing war crimes during the conflict, in which 2,100 Palestinians died, the majority of which were civilians (including hundreds of children).[6]

Pipes has also supported efforts to identify and damage the reputation of pro-Palestinian student activists. He has said of the Canary Mission, a website launched in February 2015: “Factually documenting who one’s adversaries are and making this information available is a perfectly legitimate undertaking. Collecting information on students has particular value because it signals them that attacking Israel is serious business, not some inconsequential game, and that their actions can damage both Israel and their future careers.”[7]

Canary Mission’s focus has been described by Forward as a focusing on “publicizing the identities of pro-Palestinian student activists to prevent them from getting jobs after they graduate from college.”[8] Canary describes its mission on its website as to “expose individuals and groups that are anti-Freedom, anti-American and anti-Semitic in order to protect the public and our democratic values.”[9]

Although Canary is similar to MEF projects like Campus Watch, MEF along with other hawkish project “pro-Israel” like the David Horowitz Freedom Center have denied any affiliation with Canary.[10]

Pipes was also strongly opposed to the Obama administration’s diplomatic efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute and denounced the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers in July 2015. “The conduct of the Iran nuclear negotiations has been wretched, with the Obama administration inconsistent, capitulating, exaggerating, and even deceitful,” he wrote in July 2015. “[This is] arguably the worst international accord not just in American history or modern history, but ever.”[11]

Pipes has derided President Obama as a “leftist who sees the imperialism, militarism, and corporate greed of the United States as a menace to the outside world.”[12] He has also proclaimed that “the left is the biggest threat to the United States” and that it “seeks to transform the United States from what it is to something quite different.”[13]


A widely noted 2011 report published by Center for American Progress listed Pipes and MEF as core participants in an informal grouping of organizations in the United States that have championed divisive anti-Islamic—or “Islamophobic”—rhetoric and policies. According to the report, MEF is one of “five key think tanks led by scholars who are primarily responsible for orchestrating the majority of anti-Islam messages polluting our national discourse today.”

The report contends that Pipes, who has a doctorate in medieval Islamic history, “has parlayed his prestigious academic credentials to great effect,” but has “become increasingly out of touch with the realities of the Muslim world at home and abroad, making more extreme and unfounded observations about Islam in the United States.”

In July 2011, Pipes decried efforts by “Leftists” to—in his words—“pin responsibility for the atrocity” committed by Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik on conservative writers like himself.[14] As evidence for his claim, Pipes cited an article published by Eli Clifton of ThinkProgress, a liberal blog of the Center for American Progress (CAP), which provided statistics on the number of times various Islamophobic writers were cited in Breivik’s manifesto (Pipes and his MEF came in third, with 18 mentions, just ahead of Middle East Media Research Institute and its 16 mentions). In contrast to Pipes’ claims, however, Clifton—who was also a coauthor of CAP’s Islamophobia report—did nor argue in the article that Pipes was to blame for Breivik’s actions. Rather, Clifton wrote, “While a citation in the manifesto is far from an endorsement of violence by those Breivik referenced, it is increasingly clear that the Islamophobic right-wing in the U.S. influenced his views.”[15]

In an “update” to this article published in November 2011, Pipes implied that if leftists could play the blame game with Brievik, it was fair to point to cases were liberals such as Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, authors of the book The Israel Lobby, have been cited by alleged Islamic terrorists like Jose Pimentel. After discussing an article by the neoconservative mouthpiece Commentary on Pimentel-Walt/Mearsheimer connection, Pipes concluded disingenuously, “I should be one of those touting Walt’s role in the Pimentel case but this prospect leaves me dull and uninspired. I simply lack that Leftist politics-of-personal-destruction spirit.”[16] For reasons left unexplained, Pipes did not think that a discussion of the case in his blog amounted to “touting.”

In his many publications on Islamic issues and the war on terror, Pipes often espouses extremist views, some of which border on racism. He once said that Muslim immigrants were “brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and not exactly maintaining Germanic standards of hygiene.”[17] Regarding the reason for invading Iraq, Pipes opined: “WMD was never the basic reason for war. Nor was it the horrid repression in Iraq. Or the danger Saddam posed to his neighbors. … The campaign in Iraq is about keeping promises to the United States or paying the consequences. … Keep your promises or you are gone. It’s a powerful precedent that U.S. leaders should make the most of.”[18]

After a plot to attack Fort Dix, New Jersey was uncovered, the right-wing National Review Online asked Pipes and others what lessons they drew from the events. Pipes responded: “Immigrants seeking refuge in the West must be grilled for their attitudes toward our civilization, our religion, and politics. Whether it be Somali refugees in the United Kingdom, Algerian ones in France, or Balkan ones in the United States (remember the Salt Lake City shooter in February, as well as four of the current six accused terrorists [involved in the Fort Dix plot]), individuals given the privilege and benefits of a new life then with some regularity turn around and attack their adapted fellow citizens. This unacceptable pattern has to be scrutinized to prevent future such atrocities.”[19]

In January 2010, Pipes penned an article in the National Review in which he lauded the controversial right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is best known for calling Mohammed a “devil” and demanding that Muslims “tear out half of the Koran if they wish to stay in the Netherlands.” Calling Wilders “a charismatic, savvy, principled, and outspoken leader who has rapidly become the most dynamic political force in the Netherlands,” Pipes used his article to decry a lawsuit charging Wilders with hate speech and incitement to hatred, saying that he stands “shoulder-to-shoulder [with Wilders] against the lawsuit” and that he “reject[s] the criminalization of political differences.”[20]

Observers noted the irony of the fact that Pipes, a hardline Israel-centric ideologue, would unabashedly support a politician who openly considers alliances with anti-Semitic elements in Europe and has been harshly criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for pushing a “message of hate against Islam [that is] inflammatory, divisive and antithetical to American democratic ideals.”[21]

“Pipes’ endorsement of Wilders brings a new low to his credibility as a serious commentator on Middle East affairs,” reported the Inter Press Service, noting that Pipes is not alone among neoconservatives in supporting Wilders. “During his frequent trips to the U.S., Wilders has enjoyed the hospitality of Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, David Horowitz’s Freedom Center, Pipes’ Middle East Forum, and the Republican Jewish Coalition.”[22]

Despite his show of support for Wilders and others of his ilk, Pipes has tried to distinguish himself from the more vitriolic crop of anti-Islamic bloggers in the United States. “This anti-Islamic agitation has been growing over time, and it’s much stronger than in 2001,” he told Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog in 2010. “Pipes,” Boorstein wrote, “says while he shares a concern about radical Islam with today’s crop of bloggers, he considers them ‘anti-Islam’ because in his view they see the faith and it[s] scripture as fundamentally problematic for a pluralistic, democratic society like the United States and unchangeable.”[23]

Still, Pipes told Boorstein that he shares “the same enemies” with the latest generation of agitators. “We’re in the same trench but we have different views of what the problem is. We both see an attempt to impose Islamic law, sharia, in the West. We are both against it, and want to maintain Western civilization. But [we] understand the nature of the problem differently,” he said. This led Boorstein to wonder whether or not this was an “important distinction.”[24]

Indeed, in a 2008 MEF press release announcing the launch of a website for the group’s “Islamist Watch” project, Pipes warned: “Quietly, lawfully, peacefully, Islamists do their work throughout the West to impose aspects of Islamic law, win special privileges for themselves, shut down criticism of Islam, create Muslim-only zones, and deprive women and non-Muslims of their full civil rights.”

Pipes has backed numerous high-profile neoconservative and Likud-aligned initiatives. He supported efforts by the now-defunct Project for the New American Century (PNAC) to pressure the George W. Bush administration to join Israel in waging a broad war on terrorism in the Middle East in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.[25] He has also been a member of the presidium of the Likud-aligned Jerusalem Summit, a member of the U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon, and a scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a think tank that was spun off from the powerful lobbying group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

On U.S. Intervention in the Middle East

Pipes’ success at promoting both himself and his views was underscored in 2003, when President Bush nominated Pipes to serve on the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). A conservative Boston Globe columnist, commenting on the nomination, opined that if Pipe’s “admonitions [on Islamic terrorism] had been heeded, there might never have been a 9/11.”[26]

Other observers, however, have argued that following Pipes’ advice would have led the country to war with most of the Arab world. In 2000, for example, he co-produced with Ziad Abdelnour and the U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon a report calling for the United States to force Syria from Lebanon and to disarm it of its alleged weapons of mass destruction. The document, titled “Ending Syria’s Occupation of Lebanon: The U.S. Role?”, argued that “Syrian rule in Lebanon stands in direct opposition to American ideals” and criticized the United States for engaging rather than confronting the regime. Regarding the use of force, the document reasoned: “The Vietnam legacy and the sour memories of dead American Marines in Beirut notwithstanding, … the United States has entered a new era of undisputed military supremacy with an appreciable drop in human losses on the battlefield. … This opens the door to a similar decision to act for Lebanon’s endangered freedoms and pluralism. But this opportunity may not wait, for as weapons-of-mass-destruction capabilities spread, the risks of such action will rapidly grow.”[27]

Among the signatories to this MEF report were several future Bush administration figures, including Elliott Abrams , Douglas Feith , Michael Rubin , David Wurmser , and Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky . Other signers included Richard Perle , Jeane Kirkpatrick , Michael Ledeen , and Frank Gaffney .

When congressional figures and media pundits expressed outrage over Bush’s nomination of Pipes to the USIP, Pipes’ friends in the neoconservative community quickly came to his defense. Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote that the “attack on Pipes” was nothing but “another symptom of the absurd political correctness surrounding Islamic radicalism.”[28] Following strong opposition from Democratic senators, President Bush bypassed the Senate and gave Pipes a recess appointment.[29]

When Pipes’ term at USIP ended in 2005, Bush declined to renominate him, which came as little surprise to the many observers who pointed to the incessant criticism Pipes directed at the Bush administration while serving on USIP’s board. Wrote Jim Lobe: “Pipes blasted USIP for hosting a conference with the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, charging that it employed Muslim ‘radicals’ on its staff. That accusation was publicly refuted by the USIP itself, which echoed the complaints of his longtime critics, accusing him of relying on ‘quotes taken out of context, guilt by association, errors of fact, and innuendo.’ Pipes also criticized Bush for ‘legitimizing’ various ‘Islamist’ groups, such as CAIR and the Arab-American Institute, by permitting their representatives to take part in White House and other government ceremonies, and for failing to identify ‘radical Islam’ as ‘the enemy’ in the war on terror.”[30]

Other Endeavors

In early 2005, Pipes suggested establishing an Anti-Islamist Institute, which he argued was necessary because “in the long term … the legal activities of Islamists pose as much or even a greater set of challenges than the illegal ones.” He also promoted the creation of the Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP), which according to its website is “a think tank that challenges the dominance of American Muslim life by militant Islamist groups.”[31]

The CIP was purportedly created to fight back against the influence of the Wahabi movement—a very conservative strain of Islam—in the United States. It proposes to get rid of the monopoly that the “Wahabi lobby” supposedly has on Washington. This lobby includes, according to CIP, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America, the North American Islamic Trust, the Muslim Students’ Association of the United States and Canada, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Some scholars view these as independent, not Wahhabist, organizations. Other organizations targeted by CIP include more secular groups, such as the Arab-American Institute and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. However, some associates of CIP expressed concern when queried about the various groups to be targeted by the new organization. Ali al-Ahmed, who was named as CIP’s first director of research, told the Inter Press Service that although he supported the group’s goals, he was surprised at the list of organizations to be scrutinized by CIP because several of the “Wahhabi lobby” groups were in fact independent.[32]

Pipes’ personal website, DanielPipes.org, often attacks Islamic figures and organizations. It posts his publications, which frequently appear in the pages of rightist outlets like the New York Sun and FrontPageMagazine.com, which is a project of David Horowitz’s Freedom Center. DanielPipes.org also hosts Pipes’ weblog, where he discusses issues such as the potential for war between Israel and Syria and the potentially unhappy consequences for Israel of Arab demographic growth.

In May 2006, Pipes received the “Guardian of Zion” award, given annually to a prominent supporter of the state of Israel by the Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.[33]

Middle East Forum

In the early 1990s, Pipes founded the Middle East Forum (MEF), a think tank that describes itself as “aimed at defining and promoting American interests in the Middle East. … The Forum holds that the United States has vital interests in the region; in particular, it believes in strong ties with Israel, Turkey, and other democracies as they emerge; works for human rights throughout the region; seeks a stable supply and a low price of oil; and promotes the peaceful settlement of regional and international disputes.”

Among MEF’s programs is Campus Watch, which tracks university professors who are perceived to be anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian, or pro-Islamist. Seen by many as an affront to academic freedom and an attempt to silence criticism of U.S. policies toward Israel and the Arab world, the program encourages students at colleges and universities to report any teachers who exhibit such behaviors in the classroom. One critic of Campus Watch, Joel Benin, a former professor of Middle East studies at Stanford University, said of the program: “Campus Watch … compiles dossiers on professors and universities that do not meet its standard of uncritical support for the policies of George Bush and Ariel Sharon. … The efforts to stifle public debate about U.S. Middle East policy and criticism of Israel are being promoted by a network of neoconservative true believers with strong links to the Israeli hard right. They are enthusiastic supporters of the Bush administration’s hands off approach to Ariel Sharon’s suppression of the Palestinian uprising. And they are aggressive proponents of a preemptive U.S. strike against Iraq.”[34]

A non-exhaustive Right Web investigation of MEF’s Form 990 tax records from 2000-2009 shows that the organization’s coffers have been replete with funds from foundations identified by CAP as the top funders of the Islamophobia network. During this period, MEF received at least $325,000 from the Russell Berrie Foundation, $240,000 from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, $200,000 from the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust, and over $2 million from both the Donors Capital Fund and the William Rosenwald Family Fund. All told, Right Web identified at least $8,801,450 raised by MEF in this period, primarily coming from pro-Israel organizations and other right-wing outfits. (See our findings here).

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[1] Daniel Pipes, ” The Case for Supporting Assad,” National Review Online, April 12, 2013, http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/345338/case-supporting-assad-daniel-pipes.

[2] Zack Beauchamp, ” Column In Top Conservative Publication Says U.S. Should Help Assad Fight Syrian Rebels,” Think Progress, April 12, 2013,http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/04/12/1857601/column-in-top-conservative-publication-says-us-should-help-assad-slaughter-syrians/.

[3] Daniel Pipes, “Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is 100 Percent Islamic,” National Review, September 10, 2014, http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/387675/sorry-mr-president-isis-100-percent-islamic-daniel-pipes.

[4] Daniel Pipes, “Return of the Caliphate,” National Post, August 12, 2014, http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/08/12/daniel-pipes-return-of-the-caliphate/.

[5] Daniel Pipes, “Lessons of the War in Gaza,” Townhall, August 10, 2014, http://townhall.com/columnists/danielpipes/2014/08/10/lessons-of-the-war-in-gaza-n1877069/page/full.

[6] Guardian, “Israel accused of war crimes during campaign in Gaza,” November 5, 2014, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/05/israel-accused-war-crimes-gaza–amnesty-international.

[7] Josh Nathan-Kazis, “Shadowy Web Site Creates Blacklist of Pro-Palestinian Activists,” Forward, May 27, 2015, http://forward.com/news/308902/shadowy-web-site-creates-black-list-of-pro-palestinian-activists/.

[8] Josh Nathan-Kazis, “Shadowy Web Site Creates Blacklist of Pro-Palestinian Activists,” Forward, May 27, 2015, http://forward.com/news/308902/shadowy-web-site-creates-black-list-of-pro-palestinian-activists/.

[9] Canary Mission, “About,” http://www.canarymission.org/about/.

[10] Josh Nathan-Kazis, “Shadowy Web Site Creates Blacklist of Pro-Palestinian Activists,” Forward, May 27, 2015, http://forward.com/news/308902/shadowy-web-site-creates-black-list-of-pro-palestinian-activists/.

[11] Daniel Pipes, “Could the Iran Deal Be the Worst International Accord of All Time?” National Review, July 14, 2015,http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421151/iran-nuclear-deal-catastrophe.

[12] Daniel Pipes, “The One-Minute Guide to Obama’s Foreign Policy,” National Review, October 13, 2015, http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/425516/one-minute-guide-obamas-foreign-policy-daniel-pipes?target=author&tid=900923.

[13] Politichicks, “Daniel Pipes: “The Left is the biggest threat to the United States,” July 9, 2015, http://politichicks.com/2015/07/daniel-pipes-the-left-is-the-biggest-threat-to-the-united-states/.

[14] Daniel Pipes, “Anders Behring Breivik, the Left, and Me,” DanielPipes.org, July 30, 2011,http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2011/07/anders-behring-breivik-the-left-and-me#latest.

[15] Eli Clifton, “CHART: Oslo Terrorist’s Manifesto Cited Many Islamophobic Bloggers And Pundits,” Think Progress, July 25, 2011,http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/07/25/278677/islamophobic-right-wing-blogger-breivi/.

[16] Daniel Pipes, “Anders Behring Breivik, the Left, and Me,” DanielPipes.org, July 30, 2011,http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2011/07/anders-behring-breivik-the-left-and-me#latest.

[17] Ibid.

[18] Mark Engler, “Hawks Say the Darndest Things,” TomPaine.com, July 10, 2003.

[19] “Jihad in Jersey: A Garden State Reminder that We’re at War,” Symposium, National Review Online, May 9, 2007.

[20] Daniel Pipes, “Why I Stand with Geert Wilders,” National Review, January 19, 2010, http://article.nationalreview.com/421544/why-i-stand-with-geert-wilders/daniel-pipes.

[21] Eli Clifton, “Daniel Pipes Steps Out Of The Closet… As An Islamophobe,” Inter Press Service blog, Lobelog.com, January 19, 2010,http://www.lobelog.com/?p=457#more-457.

[22] Eli Clifton, “Daniel Pipes Steps Out Of The Closet… As An Islamophobe,” Inter Press Service blog, Lobelog.com, January 19, 2010,http://www.lobelog.com/?p=457#more-457.

[23] Michelle Boorstein, “Controversial Islam scholar says he’s now in the middle,” Washington Post, “On Faith,” August 18, 2010,http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/08/once_considered_anti-islam_senior_scholar_says_hes_now_in_the_middle.html.

[24] Michelle Boorstein, “Controversial Islam scholar says he’s now in the middle,” Washington Post, “On Faith,” August 18, 2010,http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/08/once_consi


[25] PNAC, “Letter to President Bush on Israel, Arafat and the War on Terrorism, April 3, 2002,” http://www.newamericancentury.org/Bushletter-040302.htm

[26] Jeff Jacoby, “Pipe’s Effective Path to Peace,” Boston Globe, June 22, 2003.

[27] Daniel Pipes and Ziad Abdelnour, “Ending Syria’s Occupation of Lebanon: The U.S. Role?” Middle East Forum, 2000.

[28] Charles Krauthammer, “The Truth about Daniel Pipes,” Washington Post, August 15, 2003

[29] Jim Lobe, ” ‘Anti-Islamist’ Crusade Gets Organized,” Right Web Analysis, International Relations Center, March 3, 2005.

[30] Ibid.

[31] Center for Islamic Pluralism, http://www.islamicpluralism.org/.

[32] Jim Lobe, “Anti-Islamic Crusader Plants New Seeds,” Inter Press Service, February 24, 2005.

[33] Ruthie Blum, “I’m Frustrated Israelis Don’t Get to the Point,” Jerusalem Post, June 8, 2006.

[34] Joel Benin, “The Israelization of American Middle East Policy Discourse,” Department of History, Stanford University, Undated,http://www.stanford.edu/~beinin/Israelization.html.

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Daniel Pipes Résumé


  • Middle East Forum: Cofounder and Director
  • Hoover Institution: Former Visiting Fellow
  • Jerusalem Summit: Member, Presidium
  • Washington Institute for Near East Policy: Former Adjunct Scholar
  • U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon: Golden Circle Supporter
  • New York Post: Columnist
  • Jerusalem Post: Columnist
  • Project for the New American Century: Signatory
  • Naval War College: Former Lecturer
  • Harvard University: Former Lecturer
  • University of Chicago: Former Lecturer
  • University of Pennsylvania: Former Lecturer
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute: Director (1986-1993)


  • U.S. Institute of Peace: Former Board Member (2003-2005)
  • Department of Defense: Former Member, Special Task Force on Terrorism and Technology


  • Harvard University: Ph.D., History (1978)
  • Harvard University: A.B., History (1971)


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Donald Trump Is Perfectly Happy to Let Allah Sort 'Em Out - The Daily BeastDaniel Pipes on Israel's Arab Vote, Secular Versus Orthodox and Recognizing Palestine - Al BawabaINTO THE FRAY: Dopey Doves - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.comSurrendering to SPLC's Lazy Media Lemmings By Michelle Malkin - Rasmussen ReportsDaniel Pipes and the Israel Victory Project - The Jerusalem PostTrump’s Mideast ‘Deal of the Century’ May Be a Raw One for Israel - The Wall Street JournalDaniel Pipes' pro-Israel think-tank holds anti-Qatar event - Al Jazeera AmericaStand by your sham: Conspiracy theory (3) - Power LineMaking Sense of Palestinian Logic - National ReviewHow Trump put Netanyahu in an untenable position - The Washington PostPushing for an Israeli victory is the only way to end the conflict with the Palestinians - HaaretzAnticipating Trump's "Deal of the Century" - Middle East ForumWhat caused the South Philly refinery explosion? - WHYYAnti-Muslim figure Daniel Pipes advocates partnering with far-right political parties - Southern Poverty Law CenterHarvard’s Radical Uprising, 50 Years Later - National ReviewLead found in water at some Colgate University student residences - syracuse.comYes to Nationalism, No to Imperialism - Middle East ForumAnti-Muslim Activist Daniel Pipes and Congressmen to Launch “Congressional Israel Victory Caucus" - Southern Poverty Law CenterExpert reverses course, says Trump's ‘most pro-Israel president ever’ - The Jerusalem PostEveryday Heroes: Northwest Pipe Company donates 1 million air miles to Make-A-Wish - KATU

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