Daniel Pipes

Posted September 11, 2014

Before welcoming the emerging state of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, I confess to having opposed its independence in the past.

Posted August 10, 2014

As Israeli operations against Hamas wind down, here are seven insights into the month-long conflict:

Posted August 06, 2014

After an absence of 90 years, the ancient institution of the caliphate roared back into existence on the first day of Ramadan in the year 1435 of the Hegira, equivalent to June 29, 2014. This astonishing revival symbolically culminates the Islamist surge that began forty years ago.

Posted July 14, 2014

?The Obama administration has brought an accused Libyan terrorist named Ahmed Abu Khattala to Washington for trial. His saga reveals how the government views the Islamist threat, and it's discouraging. Fortunately, a much better alternative exists.

Posted June 13, 2014

The jihadis' takeover of Mosul on June 9 won them control of Iraq's second-largest city, a major haul weapons, US$429 million in gold, an open path to conquer Tikrit, Samarra, and perhaps the capital city of Baghdad. The Iraqi Kurds have seized Kirkuk. This is the most important event in the Middle East since the Arab upheavals began in 2010.

Posted May 21, 2014

Until now, Islamist rule has implied violence and dictatorship; can it evolve into something decent?

Posted April 02, 2014

On a recent Sunday in Paris, I had the opportunity to witness an anti-immigration street protest.

Posted March 10, 2014

How does Islam shape the way Muslims live? The religion's formal requirements are the narrow base for a far wider structure of patterns that extend the formal rules of Islam, stretching them in unexpected and unplanned ways.

Posted February 13, 2014

As U.S. credibility and stature diminish in world affairs, the American president and his secretaries of state and defense engage in eloquent denial. Unfortunately for them, realities trump words, even persuasive ones.

Posted January 25, 2014

The recent fall of Fallujah, Iraq, to an Al-Qaeda-linked group provides an unwelcome reminder of the American resources and lives devoted in 2004 to 2007 to control the city – all that effort expended and nothing to show for it.

Posted December 04, 2013

The "Joint Plan of Action" signed with Iran by the so-called P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.) on Nov. 24 in Geneva caused Shiite Arabs to celebrate, Sunni Arabs to worry, and Saudis to panic. The Saudi response will have far-reaching and unpredictable consequences.

Posted November 21, 2013

In three main ways, the JFK murder still has repercussions for Americans and the world. It also has a unique place in my life.

Posted November 13, 2013

That the socialist French government of François Hollande just blocked a bad deal with Tehran, emerging as the hero of the Geneva negotiations, is on one level a huge surprise. But it also follows logically from the passivity of the Obama administration.

Posted November 07, 2013

The Republic of Cyprus has entered the maelstrom of the world's most volatile region thanks to new-found gas and oil reserves combined with an erratic Turkish foreign policy and a civil war in Syria.

Posted September 25, 2013

The lull in the chemical weapon crisis offers a chance to divert attention to the huge flow of refugees leaving Syria and rethink some misguided assumptions about their future.

Posted September 09, 2013

Here's advice to the members of the United States Congress as they are asked to endorse an American-led attack on the government of Syria

Posted August 22, 2013

It's a privilege to be an American who works on foreign policy, as I have done since the late 1970s, participating in a small way in the grand project of finding my country's place in the world.

Posted August 07, 2013

"Lunacy." That's how Danny Danon describes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to hand over 104 killers to the Palestinian Authority as a "goodwill gesture."

Posted July 23, 2013

Islamists have in recent months abruptly and overwhelmingly thrown themselves at each others' throats.

Posted July 09, 2013

With Syria and Egypt aflame, why is U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returning to the Middle East for his sixth visit since February to focus on more Israeli-Palestinian shuttle diplomacy?