Daniel Pipes

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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.

He has been vice chairman of the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships and board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in 1986-93.


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. [1] 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.