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Publication Date
When Arab Politicians' Shouts and Whispers Contradict: Rely on Public Statements, Not Seductive Murmurings (30 comments) Middle East Quarterly Winter 2023
Fighting and Hugging in the Middle East (8 comments) Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) March 19, 2021
"Godless Saracens Threatening Destruction":: Christian Responses to Islam and Muslims (62 comments) Middle East Quarterly Winter and Spring 2021
Middle Eastern Gyrations: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux (6 comments) Washington Times November 11, 2019
China Disrupts the Middle East (8 comments) Washington Times September 11, 2019
The "Shocking Document" that Shaped the Middle East Turns 100 (39 comments) Washington Times May 9, 2016
India-West Asia Relationship Can Swing Either Way (7 comments) Hindustan Times (New Delhi) February 24, 2016
The Middle East Runs out of Water (37 comments) The Washington Times May 8, 2015
Arabs Disavow Hizbullah (215 comments) Jerusalem Post July 26, 2006
White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East (289 comments) New York Sun March 21, 2006
"The Hell of Israel Is Better than the Paradise of Arafat" (22 comments) Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
Can Hezbollah and Hamas Be Democratic? (56 comments) New York Sun March 22, 2005
A Neo-Conservative's Caution (72 comments) New York Sun March 8, 2005
Support the lesser evil [in Saudi Arabia] (21 comments) The Australian May 31, 2004
Introduction to "Miniatures: Views of Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics" New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers 2004
After Saddam? Remaking the Mideast: Fouad Ajami vs. Andrew J. Bacevich (45 comments) New York Post February 11, 2003
Interview with Boutros Boutros-Ghali: "I Support the Algerian Government" Middle East Quarterly September 1997
Editor's Introduction Middle East Quarterly March 1994
A Review of 1993 and a Look Ahead Philadelphia Inquirer January 9, 1994
Introduction Sandstorm: Middle East Conflicts and America January 1, 1993
After Desert Storm, No Real Change in the Middle East Jewish Exponent January 17, 1992
One Year Later: Was Operation Desert Storm Worth It? (2 comments) Philadelphia Inquirer January 16, 1992
Demolishing 6 Middle East Myths (1 comment) Philadelphia Inquirer November 28, 1990
The Middle East and Persian Gulf: [Policy Recommendations] Mandate for Leadership III, ed. Charles L. Heatherly and Burton Yale Pines (Washington: Heritage Foundation, 1989), pp. 589-96 1989
Dim Prospects for Palestinian State (1 comment) Indianapolis Star December 26, 1988
The Mideast's New No. 1 Problem New York Times November 29, 1987
Arab vs. Arab over Palestine (1 comment) Commentary July 1987
U.S. Diplomatic Success and Failure in the Middle East Committee for the Free World 1987
The Soviets Play Defense in the Middle East A Search for Solutions: U.S.A.-U.S.S.R.: Proceedings of a Conference November 17, 1986
Muslim Patterns in International Politics Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society December 1981

Blog Posts

Publication Date
Post-Oct. 7 Calls for Israel Victory Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog October 7, 2023
More on the Middle East Running out of Water (1 comment) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog May 8, 2015
Yawning over the Latest Headline News from the Middle East (14 comments) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog January 26, 2014
Will the Middle East Lose Its Importance in Washington? (15 comments) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog July 1, 2012
"Arab Spring" - Misnomer (30 comments) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog May 31, 2011
Islam's Key Quartet (13 comments) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog January 1, 2011
Middle Eastern Political Candor (15 comments) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog April 1, 2008
The Middle East and Islam Dominate U.S. Public Life (22 comments) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog December 31, 2006
"Six Arab States Join Rush To Go Nuclear" (2 comments) Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog November 4, 2006


Publication Date
Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, and the New Politics of Islam
by Anthony Shadid
Middle East Quarterly September 2001
Nation and Religion in the Middle East
by Fred Halliday
Choice November 2000
Let's Go Middle East 2000 (1 comment) Middle East Quarterly September 2000
Political Encyclopedia of the Middle East Middle East Quarterly March 1999
New Media, New Politics?: From Satellite Television to the Internet in the Arab World
by Jon B. Alterman
Middle East Quarterly March 1999
Post-Marxism and the Middle East Middle East Quarterly June 1998
Keesing's Record of World Events CD-ROM: Full Archive, 1960-1994 Middle East Quarterly March 1997
Dictionary of the Middle East
by Dilip Hiro
Middle East Quarterly December 1996
The Quest for Hegemony in the Arab World: The Struggle over the Baghdad Pact
by Elie Podeh
Middle East Quarterly December 1995
Political Parties of the Middle East and North Africa Middle East Quarterly June 1995
The Shaping of the Modern Middle East
by Bernard Lewis
Middle East Quarterly December 1994
The Arab Movements in World War I
by Eliezer Tauber
Middle East Quarterly September 1994
The Emergence of the Arab Movements
by Eliezer Tauber
Middle East Quarterly September 1994
Sandcastles: The Arabs in Search of the Modern World
by Milton Viorst
Forward March 18, 1994
A History of the Arab Peoples (3 comments)
by Albert Hourani
Wall Street Journal April 5, 1991
Power and Stability in the Middle East
by Berch Berberoğlu
Choice June 1990
Lawyers and Politics in the Arab World, 1880-1960
by Donald M. Reid
American Historical Review February 1983
Islam in the Modern World and Other Studies
by Elie Kedourie
Worldview December 1981
The Arabs
by Maxime Rodinson
Worldview December 1981
The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967
by Fouad Ajami
Middle East Journal Autumn 1981


Venue Date
Predicting the Biden Administration in the Middle East: A conversation (36 comments) Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy December 1, 2020
Still Skeptical [of Trump's Israel Policy] (9 comments) L'Informale October 19, 2018
There Is an "Alliance between the Left and Islamists" (6 comments) Sky News Australia March 6, 2018
Trump's Positive View of Russia Precludes Decisive Action versus Iran: An Interview Kayhan London November 30, 2017
American Historian: Trump Does Not Look at the Muslim Brotherhood Like Obama; I Expect It Will Be Banned (6 comments) Al-Watan (Egyptian daily) February 10, 2017
Radical Islam creates terrorism: Why should USA give Islam special protection? Trump's a buffoon, Cruz is fine :: Q&A in The Interviews Blog (20 comments) Times of India March 21, 2016
A Sea of Horrors, But Wisps of Hope in the Middle East (9 comments) FrontPageMag.com June 18, 2015
Eight Predictions about the Middle East (11 comments) Australian Institute of International Affairs August 21, 2012
What Is the Future of the Arab Middle East? (2 comments) American Freedom Alliance January 15, 2012
Uncertain times in the Middle East (11 comments) ABC: Lateline (Australia) August 19, 2011
Democracy Is about More Than Elections: A Debate Middle East Quarterly Summer 2006
The Citizen of the 21st Century: How Far, How Fast?: A Long Way to Go (45 comments) Elections Today Spring 2002
Don't Waste Your Bombs on Baghdad The Age (Melbourne) November 26, 1998
The Plot Thickens: Conspiracy theories are prevalent; the danger is that someone might act on them Ha'aretz December 14, 1997

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