Thomas Friedman

11/27/2014 - 7:18pm

    I participated in the World Parks Congress in Sydney last week and learned a new phrase: "a black elephant." A black elephant, explained the London-based investor and environmentalist Adam Sweidan, is a cross between "a black swan" (an unlikely, unexpected event with enormous...

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...

09/25/2014 - 12:26pm

    This was an interesting week to visit Britain and Spain - first to watch the Scottish separatists push for independence and then to watch Basque and Catalan separatists watching (with disappointment) the outcome of the vote. One reaction: I'm glad a...

09/25/2014 - 11:21am

    An existential struggle is taking place in the Arab world today. But is it ours or is it theirs? Before we step up military action in Iraq and Syria, that's the question that needs answering.

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09/18/2014 - 4:42pm

    There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we're about to do No. 3. Should we?

    President Barack Obama clearly took this...

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