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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: More chopsticks needed, please Commentary: More chopsticks needed, please
15 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
16 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]
Commentary: It's not just about Obama Commentary: It's not just about Obama
16 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There has been a festival of commentary of late bemoaning the pusillanimous foreign policy of President Barack Obama. If only we had a president who rode horses shirtless, wrestled a tiger or took a bite out of a neighboring country, we’d all feel much safer. [Read More]
Commentary: Challenging Putin's values Commentary: Challenging Putin's values
17 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
While you can talk about Ukraine until the cows come home, this story is 95 percent about Vladimir Putin and how he has chosen to define Russia’s interests. The truth is, Russia and its neighbors need a different definition of Russia’s interests. [Read More]
Commentary: Who will influence whom? Commentary: Who will influence whom?
17 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Sometimes the simplest question speaks the biggest truth. I was meeting with some Maidan activists here in Kiev last week, and we were talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Ukraine was part of Russia’s traditional “sphere of influence” and “buffer zone?" [Read More]
Commentary: It's all about May 25 Commentary: It's all about May 25
18 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
KIEV, Ukraine — The word “maidan” means “square” in Ukrainian and in Arabic. And the “Independence Maidan” of Kiev, like the “Tahrir Maidan” of Cairo, has been the scene of an awe-inspiring burst of democratic aspirations. [Read More]
Commentary: Getting a job at Google, Part 2 Commentary: Getting a job at Google, Part 2
18 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — How’s my kid going to get a job? There are few questions I hear more often than that one. [Read More]
Commentary: Not the same old, same old Commentary: Not the same old, same old
19 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
At first, the article in The Jerusalem Post last week seemed like the same old, same old: A picture of a ransacked Israel Defense Forces post in the West Bank. [Read More]
Commentary: Go ahead, Putin, make my day Commentary: Go ahead, Putin, make my day
19 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
So the latest news is that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has threatened to turn off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev doesn’t pay its overdue bill, and, by the way, Ukraine’s pipelines are the transit route for 15 percent of gas consumption for Europe. [Read More]
Commentary: Playing hockey with Putin Commentary: Playing hockey with Putin
20 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Shortly before the Sochi Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game there. In retrospect, he was clearly warming up for his takeover of Crimea. Putin doesn’t strike me as a chess player, in geopolitical terms. [Read More]
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