Thomas Friedman

09/11/2014 - 2:54pm

    I don't know what action will be sufficient to roll back both the Islamic State militant group and Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, but I do know what's necessary. And it's not "leading from behind," which didn't really work for President Barack Obama in Libya, and it isn...

06/12/2014 - 3:14am

    The takeover Tuesday of the Iraqi city of Mosul by Sunni extremists who spilled over the Syrian border underscores the clash of world views that is underway in the whole Eastern Mediterranean, which I saw close up during my visit to Kurdistan a few days ago. And it's not what you think.

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06/09/2014 - 1:02am

    When it comes to dealing with the world's climate and energy challenges I have a simple rule: change America, change the world.

    If America raises its clean energy standards, not only will others follow - others who have hid behind our inaction - we'll also...

06/05/2014 - 3:32am

    I am a sucker for commencements, but this one filled me with many different emotions.

    As Dina Dara took the stage - the student speaker and valedictorian of the 2014 graduating class of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, in Kurdistan - the sun was just...

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...

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