Thomas Friedman

07/31/2014 - 8:40pm

    With the world going crazy, I tried running away from the news. It didn't work.

    I've been doing an eco-survey of Madagascar, the island nation off the east coast of Africa that contains the highest percentage of plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth - all of them now endangered to one degree or...

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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05/29/2014 - 3:01pm

    There was a moment at the height of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 when Soviet ships approached to within just a few miles of a U.S. naval blockade and then, at the last minute, turned back - prompting then-Secretary of State Dean Rusk to utter one of the most famous lines from the Cold War: "We...

05/26/2014 - 4:57pm

    Of the many things being said about climate change lately, none was more eloquent than the point made by Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state in the Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously," when he observed: "We're the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last...

05/22/2014 - 6:07pm

    The more I read the news, the more it looks to me that four words are becoming obsolete and destined to be dropped from our vocabulary. And those words are "privacy," "local," "average" and "later." A lot of what drives today's news derives from the fact that privacy...

05/18/2014 - 11:17pm

    In a famous 1995 interview about her dysfunctional marriage and the infidelity of Prince Charles, Princess Diana noted that "there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded." I find myself thinking of that quote lately to describe the new politics and geopolitics that have been...

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