Daniel Pipes: Why I am Voting Republican

I vote Republican because I support the party's core message of individualism, patriotism, and respect for tradition, in contrast to the core Democratic message of dependence, self-criticism, and "progress." I am inspired by the original reading of the U.S. Constitution, by ideals of personal freedom and American exceptionalism. I vote for small government, for a return of power to the states, for a strong military, and an assertive pursuit of national interests.

Report: US Fears Syria Rebel Victory, for Now

Though my suggestion to now back Assad to prevent Jihadi takeover and allow both sides to fight themselves to exhaustion was rejected, it seems now the administration is taking note of my counsel.

Islamist Assassinations in the West

Assassination sends a specific signal to others not to follow in the victim's footsteps.

Futile Israeli Efforts to Win Ankara Back

The AWACS Israel is selling to Turkey will potentially be used against Israel in the Mediterranean Sea.

Viscount Samuel, Meet Secretary Hagel

Sometimes one is better off when an opponent feels compelled to prove his bona fides.

Lessons from the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

Muslims make up 30 out of 31 most wanted terrorists, or about 97 percent of them.

Developments in Syria and Turkey

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Obama’s Foreign Fiasco

His singular foreign policy accomplishment, trumpeted ad nauseam, was the execution of Osama bin Laden.

Still Blaming Conservatives for Lee Harvey Oswald

Dallas was a bastion of right-wing kooks with a vast legacy -- now, watch how this bastion gets blamed for the communist Oswald...

On Second Thought, Maybe Israel’s Apology to Turkey was a Good Idea

Now that Israelis humiliated themselves and Erdogan is rampaging ahead, some are awakening to the fact that this apology only made matters worse.

No Disagreement Between Hamas and Fatah

Both Hamas and Fatah are playing the game of pretending to end violence.

Erdoğan’s Decade

Erdoğan can be seen as the anti-Atatürk, the leader who seeks to undo substantial parts of his predecessor's legacy, especially Atatürk's rejection of Shari'a, or Islamic law.

Conspiracy Theories Triumphant in Turkey

The sort of reasoning going around in Turkey regarding the Israeli strike in Syria can quickly leave one with a sore head.

Mainstream Jewish Institutions Honor Anti-Zionists

What is it about Jewish organizations that they acclaim their opponents?

Support the Syrian Rebels?

If Assad is winning, Western governments should respond by helping the rebels to prevent Assad from crushing them.

The Silver Lining of Obama’s Weak America

Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.

Reflections on the Invasion of Iraq, a Decade Later

Western powers enjoy overwhelming battlefield superiority but face great difficulty when trying to shape other countries.

Daniel Pipes: Superficiality Reigns Before the Election

It happens every four years, as U.S. presidential elections roll around: I feel like a stranger. That's because news reports blare out what's not of interest: trivial statistics (171,000 jobs added in October; jobless rate up 0.1 percent to 7.9 percent), biographical irrelevancies (claims that Romney outsourced jobs to other countries when at Bain Capital), and forgettable gaffes (Obama saying that "Voting is the best revenge"). This limited discussion misses the main points.

Evidence that Morsi Actually Lost the Egyptian Presidency

Ahmed Shafiq, the former air force commander and former president Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, actually won the presidential race by a narrow margin.

Muslim Russia?

In Russia, Christians are declining by 0.6 percent a year and Muslims are increasing at the same rate, which will have dramatic effects over time

What To Do in Syria: Keep Them Fighting (Video)

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes advocates backing Assad in Syria to keep the civil war there going.

Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.

Is Netanyahu Again Offering the Golan Heights to Syria?

Shimon Shiffer reports in Yedioth Ahronoth that in secret talks in 2010 via U.S. government mediator Frederic C. Hof, Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed in principle to a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights to the June 4, 1967, lines in return for the "expectation" of Bashar al-Assad cutting ties with Iran, and that the nearly-completed negotiations ended because of the anti-Assad uprising that began in January 2011.

Islamist Media Digitally Cover Prominent Western Women

Even the modestly dressed and Islamist friendly Catherine Ashton did not escape being photoshopped.

Debating on Iranian TV – And More (Video)

The 25-minute show was the most hare-brained and loony of my 35 years going on television.

50 Years of Syrian Misery

Before the "8 March Revolution," Syria had been exceptionally unstable. Then came the heavy hand of the Ba'athists.

Do I Not Criticize Israeli Policies?

In fact, I disagree often and volubly with Israeli policies.

Daniel Pipes: Reflections on Current Hamas-Israel Hostilities

If Hamas knows it cannot defeat the Israel Defense Forces and will get a bloody nose for its efforts, it obviously has motives other than victory in mind.

Video: US Embassy Overreaction

The point of having embassies in the first place is for them to remain open...

Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian Aggression

"Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite."

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