Daniel Pipes
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"Daniel Pipes" is an United States/American historian, writer, and political commentator. He is the president of the Middle East Forum, and publisher of its Middle East Quarterly journal. His writing focuses on the American foreign policy and the Middle East. He is also an Expert at Wikistrat.

After graduating with a PhD from Harvard and studying abroad, Pipes taught at a number of universities. He then served as director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, before founding the Middle East Forum. His 2003 nomination by U.S. President George W. Bush to the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace was protested by Islamists, Arab-American groups, and Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic leaders, who cited his oft-stated belief that victory is the most effective way to terminate conflict. The Bush administration sidestepped the opposition with a recess appointment.

Pipes has written a dozen books, and served as an adviser to Rudolph Giuliani's Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign, 2008/2008 presidential campaign. He was in 2008-11 the Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

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Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.

I have a symbiotic relationship with my opponents -- their coming out against me arouses curiosity in what I have to say.

Integrationists are delighted to live in a democratic country where the rule of law prevails, whereas chauvinists wish to import the customs of the Middle East and South Asia.

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts, ... Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.

The Bush administration should first confess it has made a major error in pressing for elections too quickly. [It should also] look at the Palestinian Authority as it would a place where Nazis or Communists have won electoral victory, that is, as an enemy, and send it no further funding or other aid.