Thomas Friedman

01/23/2015 - 2:16am

    President Barack Obama was criticized for failing to attend, or send a proper surrogate to, the giant anti-terrorism march in Paris on Sunday. That criticism was right. But it is typical of American politics today that we focus on this and not what would have really made the world feel the jihadist threat...

12/11/2014 - 4:37pm

    The Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But here's what's less visible - the online backlash against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL...

12/11/2014 - 3:37pm

    Flying into New York the other day, I got my first good look at the Freedom Tower, now known as 1 World Trade Center, the skyscraper that sits atop 9/11's ground zero. It does, indeed, scrape the sky, topping out at a patriotic 1,776 feet. Thirteen...

12/04/2014 - 2:53pm

    Thanksgiving is a time for dinner-table conversation. If you're short of news drumsticks to chew on, here are a few you may have missed.

    For starters, it's true the world would be safer...

11/27/2014 - 7:18pm

    I participated in the World Parks Congress in Sydney last week and learned a new phrase: "a black elephant." A black elephant, explained the London-based investor and environmentalist Adam Sweidan, is a cross between "a black swan" (an...

11/27/2014 - 6:55pm

    Ever since the Arab awakening in late 2010, America has lurched from one policy response to another. We tried decapitation without invasion in Libya; it failed. We tried abdication in Syria; it failed. We tried democratization in Egypt, endorsing the...

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