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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: Islamic State and Vietnam Commentary: Islamic State and Vietnam
2 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In May, I visited Vietnam and met with university students. After a week of being love-bombed by Vietnamese, who told me how much they admire America, want to work or study there and have friends and family living there, I couldn’t help but ask myself: “How did we get this country so wrong?" [Read More]
Commentary: Putin and the pope Commentary: Putin and the pope
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One is everything you’d want in a leader, the other everything you wouldn’t want. [Read More]
Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis? Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis?
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on one side against Russia and Iran on the other? [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS comparable to invasive species Commentary: ISIS comparable to invasive species
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
An Iraqi official recently told me this story: When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took over Mosul in the summer, the Sunni jihadist fighters in ISIS, many of whom were foreigners, went house to house. [Read More]
Commentary: Running on empty in Washington, D.C. Commentary: Running on empty in Washington, D.C.
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’m sure there are many technical explanations for the recent breakdowns in Secret Service protection that allowed an armed intruder to run right through the front door of the White House and an armed felon to ride on an elevator with President Barack Obama. [Read More]
Commentary: Islamic State, Boko Haram and Batman Commentary: Islamic State, Boko Haram and Batman
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
What’s the right strategy for dealing with a world increasingly divided between zones of order and disorder? [Read More]
Commentary: Order vs. disorder continues Commentary: Order vs. disorder continues
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve been arguing for a while now that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to the wider East-West clash of civilizations what off-Broadway is to Broadway. It’s where you can see many trends at a smaller scale first. [Read More]
Commentary: Who had it easier, Reagan or Obama? Commentary: Who had it easier, Reagan or Obama?
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading Ken Adelman’s fascinating history “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War.” [Read More]
Commentary: Dealing with the ISIS crisis Commentary: Dealing with the ISIS crisis
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There is a tension at the heart of President Barack Obama’s campaign to confront the Islamic State, and it explains a lot about why he has so much trouble articulating and implementing his strategy. [Read More]
Commentary: Pluralism over separatism Commentary: Pluralism over separatism
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
MADRID — This was an interesting week to visit Britain and Spain — first to watch the Scottish separatists push for independence and then to watch Basque and Catalan separatists watching (with disappointment) the outcome of the vote. [Read More]
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