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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: Arsonists and firefighters Commentary: Arsonists and firefighters
21 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
21 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?
22 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
23 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
25 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
26 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
27 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]
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