Thomas Friedman

11/20/2014 - 2:49pm

    When trying to make sense of the Middle East, one of the most important rules to keep in mind is this: What politicians here tell you in private is usually irrelevant. What matters most, and what explains their behavior more times than not, is what they say in public in their own language to their own...

10/16/2014 - 1:19pm

    I'm sure there are many technical explanations for the recent breakdowns in Secret Service protection that allowed an armed intruder to run right through the front door of the White House and an armed felon to ride on an elevator with President Barack...

10/09/2014 - 3:13pm

    What's the right strategy for dealing with a world increasingly divided between zones of order and disorder? For starters, you'd better understand the forces of disorder, like Boko Haram or the Islamic State. These are gangs of young men who are...

10/09/2014 - 2:43pm

    I've been arguing for a while now that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to the wider East-West clash of civilizations what off-Broadway is to Broadway. It's where you can see many trends at a smaller scale first. That is why I study it closely....

10/02/2014 - 4:20pm

    There is a tension at the heart of President Barack Obama's campaign to confront the Islamic State, and it explains a lot about why he has so much trouble articulating and implementing his strategy. Quite simply, it is the tension between two vital...

10/02/2014 - 3:48pm

    Over the past few weeks, I've been reading Ken Adelman's fascinating history "Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War." Adelman, who led President Ronald Reagan's arms control agency, was an adviser at Reagan...

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