Thomas Friedman

08/10/2014 - 7:41pm

    President Barack Obama's hair is definitely grayer these days, and no doubt trying to manage foreign policy in a world of increasing disorder accounts for at least half of those gray hairs. (The Tea Party can claim the other half.) But having had a chance to spend an hour touring the horizon with him in the White House Map Room late Friday afternoon, it...

06/19/2014 - 1:03am

    The disintegration of Iraq and Syria is upending an order that has defined the Middle East for a century. It is a huge event, and we as a country need to think very carefully about how to respond. Having just returned from Iraq two weeks ago, my own thinking is guided by five principles, and the first is that,...

06/12/2014 - 3:14am

    The takeover Tuesday of the Iraqi city of Mosul by Sunni extremists who spilled over the Syrian border underscores the clash of world views that is underway in the whole Eastern Mediterranean, which I saw close up during my visit to Kurdistan a few days ago. And it's not what you think.

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06/09/2014 - 1:02am

    When it comes to dealing with the world's climate and energy challenges I have a simple rule: change America, change the world.

    If America raises its clean energy standards, not only will others follow - others who have hid behind our inaction - we'll also...

06/05/2014 - 3:32am

    I am a sucker for commencements, but this one filled me with many different emotions.

    As Dina Dara took the stage - the student speaker and valedictorian of the 2014 graduating class of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, in Kurdistan - the sun was just...

06/02/2014 - 12:24am

    When President Barack Obama sits down to write his foreign-policy memoir, he may be tempted to use as his book title the four words he reportedly uses privately to summarize the Obama doctrine: "Don't Do Stupid Stuff" (with "stuff" sometimes defined more spicily).

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