Thomas Friedman

04/16/2015 - 4:44pm

    In September 1996, I visited Iran. One of my most enduring memories of that trip was that in my hotel lobby there was a sign above the door proclaiming "Down With USA." But it wasn't a banner or graffiti. It was tiled and plastered into the wall. I thought to myself: "Wow - that's...

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...

01/15/2015 - 4:15am

    You could easily write a book, or, better yet, make a movie about the drama that engulfed Sony Pictures and "The Interview," Sony's own movie about the fictionalized assassination of North Korea's real-life dictator. The whole saga...

01/01/2015 - 10:00pm

    More than we may realize, the world has been riding a lucky streak since the global financial meltdown in 2008. How so? The years between 2008 and late 2013 were - relatively speaking - a rather benign period of big power politics and geopolitics. This...

12/24/2014 - 4:02pm

    Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has set new elections in Israel for March 17. Israel has had critical elections before, but this could be its most important, because the Israeli right today is no longer dominated by security hawks and free-marketeers like...

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...

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