Thomas Friedman

10/16/2014 - 4:07pm

    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. On the homes of Christians they marked "Nassarah," an archaic Arabic term for...

10/16/2014 - 4:00pm

    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. On the homes of Christians they marked "...

10/16/2014 - 1:19pm

    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...

10/09/2014 - 3:13pm

    What's the right strategy for dealing with a world increasingly divided between zones of order and disorder? For starters, you'd better understand the forces of disorder, like Boko Haram or the Islamic State. These are gangs of young men who are...

10/09/2014 - 2:43pm

    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. That is why I study it closely....

10/02/2014 - 4:20pm

    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. Quite simply, it is the tension between two vital...

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