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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

COMMENTARY: Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia COMMENTARY: Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia
2 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The Washington Post ran a story last week about some 200 retired generals and admirals who sent a letter to Congress “urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.” [Read More]
Commentary: Bonfire of the assets Commentary: Bonfire of the assets
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Normally, when your main geopolitical rivals are shooting themselves in both feet, the military manual says step back and enjoy the show. But I take little comfort in watching China burning money and Russia burning food, because in today’s interdependent world we’re all affected. [Read More]
Commentary: The world's hot spot Commentary: The world's hot spot
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Here’s my bet about the future of Sunni, Shiite, Arab, Turkish, Kurdish and Israeli relations: If they don’t end their long-running conflicts, Mother Nature is going to destroy them all long before they destroy one another. [Read More]
Commentary: Three Israeli views on Iran nuke deal Commentary: Three Israeli views on Iran nuke deal
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
With the U.S. and Israel openly arguing over the Iran nuclear deal, I’ve asked myself this: How would I look at this deal if I were an Israeli grocer, an Israeli general or the Israeli prime minister? [Read More]
Commentary: For the Mideast, it's still 1979 Commentary: For the Mideast, it's still 1979
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I started my career as a foreign correspondent in Beirut in 1979. I didn’t know it at the time, but 1979 turned out to be one of the great vintage years for foreign news — particularly from the Middle East. It set in motion the most important dynamics still shaping that region today. [Read More]
Commentary: Backing up our wager with Iran Commentary: Backing up our wager with Iran
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
From the minute Iran detected that the U.S. was unwilling to use its overwhelming military force to curtail Tehran’s nuclear program, no perfect deal overwhelmingly favorable to America and its allies was ever going to emerge from negotiations with Iran. [Read More]
Commentary: A good bad deal? Commentary: A good bad deal?
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Sometime after the 1973 war, I remember seeing a cartoon that showed President Anwar el-Sadat lying flat on his back in a boxing ring. [Read More]
Commentary: A cold war without the fun Commentary: A cold war without the fun
10 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Let’s see, America is prepositioning battle tanks with our East European NATO allies to counterbalance Russia; U.S. and Russian military planes recently flew within 10 feet of each other; Russia is building a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles; and the U.S. and China are jostling ... [Read More]
Commentary: None of the above Commentary: None of the above
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I don’t recall a time when more people were running for president and fewer of them offered anything more than poll-tested generalities designed to rally their own bases. No one surprises you with any daring. If we could tax their cliches, we’d balance the budget. [Read More]
Commentary: How to beat the bots Commentary: How to beat the bots
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Here’s an interesting statistic from a 2014 labor survey by burning glass.com: 65 percent of new job postings for executive secretaries and executive assistants now call for a bachelor’s degree, but “only 19 percent of those currently employed in these roles have a B.A.” [Read More]
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