Thomas Friedman

10/16/2014 - 4:07pm

    An Iraqi official recently told me this story: When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took over Mosul in the summer, the Sunni jihadist fighters in ISIS, many of whom were foreigners, went house to house. On the homes of Christians they marked "Nassarah," an archaic Arabic term for...

08/10/2014 - 7:07pm

    At 6:02 a.m. Saturday, the air raid siren sounded over Tel Aviv. I was rousted by the hotel staff from my room and ushered into the windowless service elevator area with two French families, everyone in their pajamas. After 10 minutes, when the Hamas missile threat had passed, we were allowed to go back to our...

08/07/2014 - 3:24pm

    I've been arguing that the big divide in the world these days is between the world of order and a growing world of disorder. If you're keeping score at home, the world of disorder just added another country: Libya. America quietly folded up its embassy in Libya last week and left, leaving behind a tribal...

08/07/2014 - 2:42pm

    I had held off coming to Israel, hoping the situation in Gaza would clarify - not in terms of what's happening, but how it might end in a stable way. Being here now, it is clear to me that there is a way this cruel little war could not only be stopped, but stopped in a way that the moderates in the region,...

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...

07/21/2014 - 1:27am

    From Ukraine to the Middle East, some bad actors - Hamas, Vladimir Putin and Israeli settlers to name but a few - are trying to bury the future with the past and divide people. Instead of focusing on them even more, I prefer to write about a company that is burying the past with the future, and actually bringing strangers...

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