Thomas Friedman

07/31/2015 - 7:27pm

    From the minute Iran detected that the U.S. was unwilling to use its overwhelming military force to curtail Tehran’s nuclear program — and that dates back to the George W. Bush administration, which would neither accept Iran’s right to a nuclear fuel cycle nor structure a military or...

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...

04/08/2015 - 10:30pm

    I've been in China for the last week. It's always instructive to see how the world looks from the Middle Kingdom. Sometimes the best insights come from just reading the local papers.

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04/02/2015 - 2:11pm

    I can think of many good reasons to go ahead with the nuclear deal with Iran, and I can think of just as many reasons not to. So, if you're confused, let me see if I can confuse you even more.

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03/26/2015 - 8:14pm

    As the saying goes, "to err is human, to forgive is divine," to which I'd add: "To ignore" is even more human, and the results rarely divine. None of us would be human if we didn't occasionally get so wedded to our wishes that we...

03/19/2015 - 2:42pm

    The symbolism was too powerful to ignore. As anyone who watched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech last week in Congress knows, one of the people prominently seated in the House gallery was the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a primary...

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