Thomas Friedman

02/06/2016 - 4:00pm

    Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. But once the smoke cleared, most of these revolutions failed to build any sustainable new political...

12/04/2015 - 3:00pm

    When President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced he was setting up an air base in the middle of Syria to take on the Islamic State, also called ISIS, and bolster President Bashar Assad, more than a few analysts and politicians praised his forceful, game-changing,...

11/26/2015 - 8:00pm

    Saudi Arabia is a country that is easier to write about from afar, where you can just tee off on the place as a source of the most austere, anti-pluralistic version of Islam — the most extreme versions of which have been embraced by the Islamic State, or ISIS....

11/20/2015 - 6:00pm

    Today, I’ll talk about the Paris attacks, but before I do, I want to share two news stories here, in case you missed them: The first calf to come from a cloned camel was born at a research center in Dubai and a local taxi startup is taking on Uber in the Arab...

11/13/2015 - 11:45am

    I confess, as much as I am troubled by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-free-trade tirades, I do find The Donald’s campaign strategy truly interesting. He’s not, as people say, an “anti-politician.” He’s actually caricaturing...

10/30/2015 - 10:30am

    In the New York Times review of the American Mideast negotiator Dennis Ross’ important new history of Israeli-U.S. relations, “Doomed to Succeed,” a telling moment on the eve of the 1991 Madrid peace conference caught my attention. The Palestinian...

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