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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: Five principles for Iraq Commentary: Five principles for Iraq
9 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
10 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]
Commentary: Best hope for Iraq Commentary: Best hope for Iraq
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
SULAIMANI, Iraq — I am a sucker for commencements, but this one filled me with many different emotions. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's foreign policy memoir Commentary: Obama's foreign policy memoir
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — When President Barack Obama sits down to write his foreign-policy memoir, he may be tempted to use as his book title the four words he reportedly uses privately to summarize the Obama doctrine: “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” (with “stuff” sometimes defined more spicily). [Read More]
Commentary: Putin blinked on Ukraine Commentary: Putin blinked on Ukraine
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There was a moment at the height of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 when Soviet ships approached to within just a few miles of a U.S. naval blockade and then, at the last minute, turned back. [Read More]
Commentary: Four words going bye-bye Commentary: Four words going bye-bye
13 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The more I read the news, the more it looks to me that four words are becoming obsolete and destined to be dropped from our vocabulary. And those words are “privacy,” “local,” “average” and “later.” [Read More]
Commentary: The square people, Part 2 Commentary: The square people, Part 2
13 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In a famous 1995 interview about her dysfunctional marriage and the infidelity of Prince Charles, Princess Diana noted that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” [Read More]
Commentary: The Square People, Part 1 Commentary: The Square People, Part 1
14 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HANOI, Vietnam — I think I’ll plan to go from Kiev to Hanoi more often. It’s only when you go to two seemingly disconnected places that you see the big trends, and one of the big ones I’ve noticed is the emergence of “The Square People.” [Read More]
Commentary: More chopsticks needed, please Commentary: More chopsticks needed, please
14 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HANOI, Vietnam — By an accident of scheduling, I’ve visited Kiev and Hanoi in the last couple weeks, and it’s been accidentally extremely revealing. Ukraine is a middle power living next to a giant bear, and Vietnam is a middle power living next to a giant tiger. [Read More]
Commentary: Go big, get crazy Commentary: Go big, get crazy
15 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Up to now, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has been playing a weak hand in Ukraine very well. I mean, how strong are you when your allies insist on wearing masks? But Putin thinks he knows his adversaries better than they know themselves. [Read More]
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