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Middle East Forum
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Philadelphia – The Asia Times of Hong Kong and Pakistan Times of Los Angeles have just begun regular publication of columns by Daniel Pipes, director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum think tank. This development points to an increasing interest and awareness in Asia of his views.

The Asia Times reports and examines geopolitical, political, economic and business issues and looks at these issues from an Asian perspective. The publication gives its readers worldwide a view of Asian news events and provides in-depth coverage.

Pakistan Today is the only newspaper from South Asia published in the United States, and is the recipient of the "Best of Pakistan Award", awarded annually to a newspaper in recognition of its achievements in the field of website production that reflects the highest standards of creativity and professionalism, based on Pakistani content, ideas, graphics, navigation, information and viewer value.

Mr. Pipes' prize-winning columns have appeared regularly in the New York Post, Jerusalem Post, National Post, Human Events, as well as a number of Jewish weeklies and internet publications.

He has recently been appointed a member of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Mr. Pipes is the author of thirteen books on the Middle East, Islam, and other political topics; his most recent book is Miniatures: Views of Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics (Transaction Publishers, 2004).

Mr. Pipes founded the Middle East Forum in 1994. Its mission is to promote American interests through publications, research, consulting, media outreach, and public education. The Forum publishes two journals, the Middle East Quarterly and the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin; it sponsors Campus Watch, a project to review, critique, and improve Middle East studies; and it sponsors events in four cities. For more information on the MEF, please visit