Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is the son of Richard Pipes, Harvard professor emeritus in Russian studies.
His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the Jerusalem Post.
The Middle East Forum and Ziad Abdelnour's U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon produced a 2000 document advocated a wider U.S. role in Lebanon, by forcing Syria to get out of Lebanon and to destroy alleged weapons of mass destruction.  It called for confrontation rather than engagement. Signers included Elliott Abrams, David Wurmser, Douglas Feith, Michael Rubin, Paula Dobriansky, Richard Perle, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Michael Ledeen, and Frank Gaffney, Jr..
He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University, both in history, and spent six years studying abroad, including three years in Egypt. Mr. Pipes speaks French, and reads Arabic and German.
- Daniel Pipes and Ziad Abdelnour, ed. (May 2000), Ending Syria's Occupation of Lebanon: The U.S. Role; Report of the Lebanon Study Group, Middle East Forum