Daniel Pipes (born September 9, 1949) is an American academic, author, writer, and political commentator who focuses on the Middle East and Islam.
Pipes has taught at Harvard, University of Chicago, and Pepperdine University, served as a member of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and is the founder and director of the Middle East Forum, a think tank, as well as the founder of Campus Watch, an organization which critiques those who it characterises as sources of "poor scholarship" concerning the Middle East.
Pipes has written or co-written 18 books. He has had his work published by many newspapers across North America, including the Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Pipes is frequently invited to discuss the Middle East on American network television, as well as by universities and think tanks, has appeared on the BBC and Al Jazeera, and has lectured in 25 countries. He has served as an advisor to Rudolph Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign.