Thomas Friedman

12/18/2014 - 4:39am

    I was just about to go with a column that started like this: When they write the history of the global response to climate change, 2014 could well be seen as the moment when the balance between action and denial tipped decisively toward action. That's thanks to the convergence of four giant forces: S...

11/06/2014 - 6:01pm

    The Islamic State has accompanied its brutal takeover of large swaths of Iraq and Syria with the kidnapping and beheading of journalists. Any Western journalists who would dare to venture into Islamic State territory today would be risking their lives every...

11/06/2014 - 5:20pm

    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...

10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    When Secretary of State John Kerry began his high-energy effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace, I argued that it was the last train for a two-state solution. If it didn't work, it would mean that the top-down, diplomatically constructed two-state...

10/30/2014 - 1:33pm

    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. One holds...

10/23/2014 - 1:47pm

    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? One can't say for sure whether the American-Saudi oil alliance is deliberate or a coincidence of...

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