Daniel Pipes is the director of the Middle East Forum, the founder and editor of the Middle East Quarterly, and a columnist for The Jerusalem Post. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the U.S. Naval War College, and has served in the Departments of State and Defense. Dr. Pipes is the author of, among many other books, The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy and Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where It Comes From.