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Daniel Pipes

Visit the author's website at www.danielpipes.org.

Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum. His work appears regularly in the Jerusalem Post. He has written for numerous periodicals, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, National Review, New Republic, Time, The Weekly Standard, Philadelphia Bulletin, National Post, Australian, L'Opinione, La Razón, Corriere della Sera, The Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Die Zeit.

His website, DanielPipes.org, is one of the most accessed internet sources of information on the Middle East and Islam. In 1995, in the National Interest, he was one of the first to warn the West of Islamic fundamentalism's declaration of war on it.

Mr. Pipes is a Harvard, A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) in history, and speaks French, Arabic and German. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He has been vice chairman of the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships, member of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and from 1986-93, was director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has consulted on the Middle East widely, in both public and private sectors, and has lectured in twenty-five countries. Mr. Pipes has appeared on ABC World News, Crossfire, Good Morning America, News-Hour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, O'Reilly Factor, The Today Show, BBC and Al-Jazeera.

Mr. Pipes is the author to date of twelve books. Four deal with Islam: Militant Islam Reaches America (W.W. Norton, 2002), The Rushdie Affair (Birch Lane, 1990), In the Path of God (Basic Books, 1983), and Slave Soldiers and Islam (Yale University Press, 1981). Three concern Syria: Syria Beyond the Peace Process (1996), Damascus Courts the West (Washington Institute, 1991), and Greater Syria (Oxford University Press, 1990). Four deal with other Middle Eastern topics: The Hidden Hand (St. Martin's, 1996) analyses conspiracy theories among Arabs and Iranians. An Arabist's Guide to Colloquial Egyptian (Foreign Service Institute, 1983) systematizes the grammar of Arabic as spoken in Egypt. The Long Shadow (Transaction, 1989) and Miniatures (2003) contain some of his best essays. Conspiracy (Free Press, 1997) establishes the importance of conspiracy theories in modern Europe and America. Mr. Pipes has also edited two collections of essays, Sandstorm (UPA, 1993) and Friendly Tyrants (St. Martin's, 1991).

Mr. Pipes has been "borked" by Edward Kennedy, called an "Orientalist" by Edward Said, called "the neo-conservative movement's leading thinker" by Egypt's Al-Ahram newspaper, and publicly addressed by a leading Al-Qaeda figure. He has been recognized as one of Harvard University's 100 most influential living graduates.

Mr. Pipes sits on five editorial boards, has testified before many congressional committees, and worked on four presidential campaigns. He has received honorary degrees from universities in the U.S. and Switzerland and has been listed in Marquis' Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Mr. Pipes founded the Middle East Forum (MEForum.org), an independent 501(c)3 organization, in 1994. With a US $1.3 million budget, the Forum's mission is "promoting American interests" through publications, research, media outreach, and public education. The Forum publishes the Middle East Quarterly, runs lectures series in four cities, and sponsors Campus Watch (Campus-Watch.org), a project to review, critique, and improve Middle East studies.

• "An authoritative commentator on the Middle East." — Wall Street Journal
• "Years ahead of the curve in identifying the threat of radical Islam." — CBS Sunday Morning"
• "If Pipes's admonitions had been heeded, there might never have been a 9/11." — Boston Globe