Daniel Pipes

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?

Posted July 05, 2013

The overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt delights and worries me.

Posted June 20, 2013

The unrest marks a deeply important development with lasting implications. Turkey has become a more open and liberal country, one in which leaders face democratic constraints as never before. But how much it changes the role of Islam in Turkey depends primarily on the economy.

Posted June 06, 2013

In a typically maladroit statement, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry recently complained that Israelis are too contented to end their conflict with the Palestinians: "People in Israel aren't waking up every day and wondering if tomorrow there will be peace because there is a sense of security and a sense of accomplishment and of prosperity."

Posted May 24, 2013

At this moment of sequester and belt-tightening, the U.S. government has delivered a reading list on Islam.

Posted April 25, 2013

What will be the long-term impact of the Apr. 15-19 Boston Marathon attack and the ensuing action-movie-style chase, killing a total of four and wounding 265?