Daniel PipesDaniel Pipes-Director of the Middle East Forum

Daniel Pipes, a historian, is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University. A former official in the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, he has taught at the University of Chicago and Harvard University.

He has written twelve books and his website, with a near-complete archive of his writings, has recorded nearly 60 million page visits, making it one of the most accessed internet sources of specialized information on the Middle East and Islam. He writes a bi-weekly column for the Jerusalem Post, National Review, Die Welt, and other publications. Two presidents have appointed Mr. Pipes to U.S. government positions.

CBS Sunday Morning says he was "years ahead of the curve in identifying the threat of radical Islam." "Unnoticed by most Westerners," he wrote, for example, in 1995, "war has been unilaterally declared on Europe and the United States." The Boston Globe states that "If Pipes's admonitions had been heeded, there might never have been a 9/11." The Wall Street Journal calls Mr. Pipes "an authoritative commentator on the Middle East" and the Washington Post deems him "perhaps the most prominent U.S. scholar on radical Islam."