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Daniel Pipes

St. Peter and the Minarets

The Catholic Church is under assault. A secularizing West, the encroachment of Islam into Europe, and the sexual-abuse scandal all threaten the Vatican's ability to influence the masses. The Church's response will be felt worldwide.

Made in America

America still retains its innovative edge over China and India. But as long as Washington continues to handpick winners and losers, our preeminence is in jeopardy.

For God, King and Country

Over the centuries, the causes and justifications for war have evolved. But we remain caught in a Westphalian mindset, even though the nature of today’s substate threats demands an altogether-different mentality and a new breed of soldier—or at le

A View to a Coup?

Advocates of toppling the mullahs in Iran need a stiff dose of reality.

Brussels Unbound

The EU has "unilateralist" ambitions.

Commentary

Mr. Erdogan Goes to Shanghai

Turkey shouldn't fall for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Don't Rush START

The dialogue between the administration and the Senate on America’s nuclear force is too important to be hurried along.

Departing Europe

Rather than whining about the Continent’s military spending, the United States should allow the Europeans to bear the consequences of their actions. That means leaving NATO to the Europeans.

Books & Reviews

A Warrior Ethos

Counterinsurgency is not a cure-all. Local allegiances will always trump the might of the invader. Washington’s insistence that the troops turn Kabul into a functioning democracy will only erode the military's fighting spirit.

Passions of Pope Victor

As Europe secularized and the global South becomes the new market for potential converts, Christianity is undergoing a painful evolution.

Strategic Horizons

Despite predictions to the contrary, America's superpower status remains uncontested.

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April 24, 2014