Richard Pipes

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Cieszyn, Poland
DiedMay 17, 2018 (Age 94)
Alma materCornell University, Harvard University
ChildrenDaniel Pipes
SpouseIrene Eugenia Roth
Member ofAmerican Committee for Peace in Chechnya, Benador Associates, Committee for the Free World, Committee on the Present Danger/Members, Team B, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
InterestsRussian Revolution
Hawkish cold warrior historian

Richard Pipes was a right wing historian and politician who was credited with "shaping the Reagan administration's aggressive approach to the Soviet Union"[1]. His son, Daniel Pipes, is the director of the Middle East Forum.


Because of his opposition to the Soviet Union, Richard Pipes was chosen to head Team B during the Ford administration in order to provide an alternative analysis of the existing National Intelligence Estimates.

Conservatives argued that the National Intelligence Estimates had underplayed the military threat posed by the Soviet Union. According to author Anne Cahn in her article, "Team B: The Trillion Dollar Experiment", "Team B reports became the intellectual foundation of 'the window of vulnerability' and of the massive arms buildup that began toward the end of the Carter administration and accelerated under President Reagan"[2].


Coalition for a Democratic Majority | Team B | Committee on the Present Danger | Consortium for the Study of Intelligence | Committee on the Present Danger | Heritage Foundation | Hudson Institute | Harvard University | Harvard University Russian Research Center | Council on Foreign Relations | Freedom House | Benador Associates [3]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/198115 May 198117 May 1981Switzerland
Palace Hotel
The 29th Bilderberg
Bilderberg/198214 May 198216 May 1982Norway
The 30th Bilderberg, held in Norway.
Colloquium on Analysis and Estimates30 November 19791 December 1979Spooky 1979 Washington conference
Colloquium on Clandestine Collection30 December 198131 December 1981A spooky colloquium in Washington DC
Colloquium on Counterintelligence24 April 198026 April 1980Spooky 1980 Washington conference
Colloquium on Intelligence and Policy9 November 198410 November 1984A spooky conference in November 1984
Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism2 July 19795 July 1979Israel
The birthplace of the "War on Terror" doctrine, "a major international forum for the movement against détente".
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  1. Sam Tanenhaus,The Hard Liner, The Boston Globe, 11-February-2003, Accessed 23-March-2009
  2. Anne Cahn, "Team B: The Trillion Dollar Experiment", Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 1993, cited on Rightweb, Richard Pipes Profile, Accessed 26-March-2009
  3. Rightweb, Richard Pipes Profile, Accessed 26-March-2009