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Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes (DanielPipes.org, @DanielPipes) is president of the Middle East Forum.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, and still more so after the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993, many confident predictions were made...

A Brutal Friendship: The West and the Arab Elite by Saïd K. Aburish St. Martin’s. 414 pp. $25.95 “There are no legitimate regimes in the Arab Middle East.”...

The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation’s Odyssey by Fouad Ajami Pantheon. 368 pp. $26.00 Fouad Ajami, who is a professor of Middle Eastern studies at Johns...

In the two decades since President Anwar Sadat of Egypt made his famous trip to Jerusalem to address Israel’s parliament, a consensus has emerged that...

The Good Ayatollahs The Failure of Political Islam. by Olivier Roy. Translated by Carol Volk. Harvard. 238 pp. $22.95. For decades, “the Middle East conflict” has referred to the...

The Palestinian Experience Palestinians: The Making of a People. by Baruch Kimmerling and Joel S. Migdal. Free Press. 350 pp. $29.95. Recent Palestinian politics are the subject of inordinate...

Bridges and Gates Living Together Separately: Arabs and Jews in Contemporary Jerusalem. by Michael Romann and Alex Weingrod. Princeton University Press. 258 pp. $19.95. In Jerusalem: City of Mirrors,...

Baghdad Kitsch The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Iraq. by Samir Al-khalil. University of California Press. 168 pp. $35.00. $16.95 paper. Culture, History & Ideology in the Formation...

In Mid-January, as the first bombs began to fall on Iraq, Saddam Hussein and his partisans continued to offer two strikingly contrary interpretations of their...

America & Israel The $36 Billion Bargain: Strategy and Politics in U.S. Assistance to Israel. by A.F.K. Organski. Columbia University Press. 315 pp. $30.00. Why does the U.S. government...

In November 1917, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour made public the dramatic announcement that “His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of...

Analysts of the Arab-Israeli conflict agree on very few issues, but there are two points on which, in 1989, a consensus exists virtually across the...