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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: 'Maybe in America' Commentary: 'Maybe in America'
12 hours ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — I’ve been arguing that the big divide in the world these days is between the world of order and a growing world of disorder. If you’re keeping score at home, the world of disorder just added another country: Libya. [Read More]
Commentary: In crazy world, what is news? Commentary: In crazy world, what is news?
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
FORT-DAUPHIN, Madagascar — With the world going crazy, I tried running away from the news. It didn’t work. [Read More]
Commentary:  Some good news about togetherness Commentary: Some good news about togetherness
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
From Ukraine to the Middle East, some bad actors — Hamas, Vladimir Putin and Israeli settlers to name but a few — are trying to bury the future with the past and divide people. [Read More]
Commentary: Order, disorder divide the world Commentary: Order, disorder divide the world
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve argued for a while now that it is always useful to study the Israeli-Arab conflict because it is to the wider war of civilizations what off-Broadway is to Broadway. A lot of stuff starts there and then goes to Broadway. [Read More]
Commentary: Maxwell Smart's world, Part 1 Commentary: Maxwell Smart's world, Part 1
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In the 1960s, there was a popular sitcom — “Get Smart” — about hapless secret agent Maxwell Smart, who went by the code name “Agent 86.” “Get Smart” introduced the shoe phone to U.S. audiences, but the show also introduced something else: its own version of the bipolar world. [Read More]
Commentary: Arsonists and firefighters Commentary: Arsonists and firefighters
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
What’s the real fight in the Middle East today? Is it just sectarian (Sunnis versus Shiites) and national (Israelis versus Palestinians and Arabs versus Persians)? Or is it something deeper? [Read More]
Commentary: The myths of ISIL and SISI Commentary: The myths of ISIL and SISI
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The past month has presented the world with what the Israeli analyst Orit Perlov describes as the two dominant Arab governing models: ISIL and SISI. [Read More]
Commentary: What to do with the twins? Commentary: What to do with the twins?
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There is much talk right now about America teaming up with Iran to push back the coalition of Sunni militias that has taken over Mosul and other Sunni towns in western Iraq and Syria. For now, I’d say stay out of this fight — not because it’s the best option but because it’s the least bad. [Read More]
Commentary: Five principles for Iraq Commentary: Five principles for Iraq
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The disintegration of Iraq and Syria is upending an order that has defined the Middle East for a century. It is a huge event, and we as a country need to think very carefully about how to respond. [Read More]
Commentary: The real war of ideas Commentary: The real war of ideas
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The takeover Tuesday of the Iraqi city of Mosul by Sunni extremists who spilled over the Syrian border underscores the clash of world views that is underway in the whole Eastern Mediterranean, which I saw close up during my visit to Kurdistan a few days ago. And it’s not what you think. [Read More]
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