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Daniel Pipes

  • Making Sense of Palestinian Logic
    Palestinians do weird things: A few days ago, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which rules most of the West Bank, refused to accept the tax revenues it is owed by the Israeli government. Today, Hamas, which rules all of Gaza, launched more than 200 ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-05-04
  • The Cowardice of Middle East Studies
    It's been ten years exactly since Ryan Gingeras published an extraordinary preface to his book, Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923 (Oxford University Press). I therefore quote it at length:If the truth be ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-05-01
  • Going Out on a Trump Plan Limb
    The Trump plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has prompted enormous speculation – when revealed, what specifics, who gains? – speculation that I confess to having contributed to in a series of articles: "The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last." ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-26
  • Academic Malfeasance: Do Moderate Muslims Exist?
    Did you know that that the War on Terror actually "is a war for natural resources – and that terrorism has little to do with it"? So argues John Maszka in his book, Washington's Dark Secret: The Real Truth About Terrorism and Islamic Extremism (Potomac, ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-22
  • 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 aides know its precise details. A stream of leaks, however, contains enough internal consistency that their ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Harvard’s Communist Uprising, 50 Years Later
    Today marks 50 years of my political education. The events of April 9, 1969, helped make me who I am today and the university what it is. I was a sophomore in college when my fellow students at Harvard University decided that politics, especially the war ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-08
  • Repairing America’s Broken Universities
    When the FBI informs us that parents are ready to spend up to $6.5 million in bribes to get their children into prestige colleges, it seemingly implies that all is very, very well in the American university. But Warren Treadgold tells us that's an ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-03-20
  • Europe’s Anti-Immigration Left
    With very few exceptions, liberals in the United States favor high levels of immigration; and the American Left goes further, calling to "Abolish ICE" (a reference to Immigration Customs and Enforcement, America's border security agency). But ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-03-07
  • Morton Klein’s Statement on Qatar
    During the Middle East Forum's conference on Qatar today, Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, wrote me a brief note asking, at 10:17 am asking "Why. I really don't understand. What's going on. We were good friends for decades ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-02-10
  • Qatar’s Influence
    Already in the mid-1990s, a playful riddle circulated among foreign-policy types: In the aftermath of the Soviet collapse, which are the world's two great powers? Answer: The United States and Qatar. In other words, the outsized ambitions of a country ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-29
  • Europe’s Jews vs. Israel
    Note the contrast: when Matteo Salvini, Italy's interior minister recently visited Jerusalem, which he hailed as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him a "great friend of Israel." Back home, however, Italy's liberal Jews ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-27
  • Trump’s Mideast ‘Deal of the Century’ May Be a Raw One for Israel
    President Trump has spoken repeatedly about his desire to find the "deal of the century" to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the president's specific plan remains a tightly held secret, he and several aides occasionally drop hints about it ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-23
  • The Middle East Forum at 25
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Middle East Forum. I'll take this opportunity candidly to review our ability to influence U.S. policy over the quarter century and assess where we stand today. Opening our doors in early 1994 with ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-23
  • My Biggest Hits of 2018 – and Why
    Looking at statistics at DanielPipes.org finds that these ten are my most read writings of 2018, in ascending order: 10. Melbourne's Petite, Shy, Honors-Student Jihadi9. German and Austrian Media Outrage Me8. Conservatism's Hidden History7. Venezuela's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-30
  • Tectonic Shifts in Attitudes toward Israel
    As Arabs and Muslims warm to Israel, the Left grows colder. These shifts imply one great imperative for the Jewish state. On the first shift: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently pointed out "a great change" in the Arab world which has a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-26
  • If Trump Wants to Divide Jerusalem into Three
    Ben Caspit in Al-Monitor has leaked details of the Trump administration's "ultimate deal" to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Citing an anonymous "senior diplomatic source," he writes that the Trump plan includes a clear partition of Jerusalem ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Pushing for an Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to End the Conflict with the Palestinians
    From a practical political point of view, Avigdor Lieberman, Naftali Bennett, and their idea to take a tougher stand toward Hamas just went down to defeat, if not humiliation. That's because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again showed his ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-02
  • In Defense of Europe’s “Far-Right” Parties
    The European political parties called far-right by Establishment politicians and media (but civilizationist by me) are justly criticized for their mistakes and extremism. For example, the Sweden Democrats party in its first years, 1988-95, did have some ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-11-01
  • Europe’s Civilizationist Parties
    IS EUROPE RETURNING to the horrors of the 1930s? In an assessment typical of the moment, Max Holleran writes in the New Republic that "in the past ten years, new right-wing political movements have brought together coalitions of Neo-Nazis with mainstream ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Why Do You American Conservatives Keep Losing?
    I had no answer when Mária Schmidt, a historian and advisor to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, recently asked me, "Why do you American conservatives keep losing to liberals?" By conservatives, she and I both understand individuals who respect ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-17