Thomas Friedman

02/13/2016 - 3:00pm

    In December at the Brookings Saban Forum on the Middle East, Atlantic magazine reporter Jeff Goldberg asked right-wing former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman this provocative question: “Things are shifting radically not only in non-Jewish America but in Jewish America as it concerns Israel and its...

12/12/2015 - 7:00am

    Two weeks ago, I was in Kuwait participating in an IMF seminar for Arab educators. For 30 minutes, we discussed the impact of technology trends on education in the Middle East. And then an Egyptian education official raised his hand and asked if he could ask me a...

12/04/2015 - 3:00pm

    When President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced he was setting up an air base in the middle of Syria to take on the Islamic State, also called ISIS, and bolster President Bashar Assad, more than a few analysts and politicians praised his forceful, game-changing,...

11/26/2015 - 8:00pm

    Saudi Arabia is a country that is easier to write about from afar, where you can just tee off on the place as a source of the most austere, anti-pluralistic version of Islam — the most extreme versions of which have been embraced by the Islamic State, or ISIS....

11/20/2015 - 6:00pm

    Today, I’ll talk about the Paris attacks, but before I do, I want to share two news stories here, in case you missed them: The first calf to come from a cloned camel was born at a research center in Dubai and a local taxi startup is taking on Uber in the Arab...

11/13/2015 - 11:45am

    I confess, as much as I am troubled by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-free-trade tirades, I do find The Donald’s campaign strategy truly interesting. He’s not, as people say, an “anti-politician.” He’s actually caricaturing...

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