2016 Daniel Pipes

Public Speaker


Friendly Tyrants: Israel and Her Western Allies 2016 With a new administration in Canada and change on the way in the US, Daniel Pipes looks at Israel’s long diplomatic history in North America and offers some predictions for the road ahead. Daniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum. His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the Washington Times and in newspapers around the globe. His special interests include the role of Islam in public life, Turkey, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and U.S. foreign policy.

The Wall Street Journal calls Mr. Pipes “an authoritative commentator on the Middle East” and the Washington Post deems him both “a prominent conservative intellectual” and “perhaps the most prominent U.S. scholar on radical Islam.” The Huffington Post recognizes him as “a renowned scholar on matters of extremist Islam.” Mr. Pipes 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. He has taught at Harvard, Pepperdine, the U.S. Naval War College, and the University of Chicago. He served in various capacities in the U.S. government, including two presidentially-appointed positions. Mr. Pipes has written sixteen books, including most recently Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam.