Thomas Friedman

08/10/2014 - 7:41pm

    President Barack Obama's hair is definitely grayer these days, and no doubt trying to manage foreign policy in a world of increasing disorder accounts for at least half of those gray hairs. (The Tea Party can claim the other half.) But having had a chance to spend an hour touring the horizon with him in the White House Map Room late Friday afternoon, it...

07/18/2014 - 1:09pm

    I've argued for a while now that it is always useful to study the Israeli-Arab conflict because it is to the wider war of civilizations what off-Broadway is to Broadway. A lot of stuff starts there and then goes to Broadway.

    So what's playing off-Broadway...

07/14/2014 - 2:43am

    In the 1960s, there was a popular sitcom - "Get Smart" - about a hapless secret agent named Maxwell Smart, played by Don Adams. Smart went by the code name "Agent 86." "Get Smart" famously introduced the shoe phone to U.S. audiences, but the show also introduced something else: its...

07/03/2014 - 4:28pm

    You can't make this up. The Guardian reported on Sunday that Ukrainians have crowdfunded the first "people's drone" to help their army stem infiltration by Russian-supported rebels in Ukraine's eastern provinces that border Russia.

    "Last...

06/26/2014 - 4:43pm

    The past month has presented the world with what the Israeli analyst Orit Perlov describes as the two dominant Arab governing models: ISIL and SISI.

    ISIL, of course, is the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the bloodthirsty Sunni militia that has gouged out a new...

06/19/2014 - 1:11am

            There is much talk right now about America teaming up with Iran to push back the coalition of Sunni militias that has taken over Mosul and other Sunni towns in western Iraq and Syria. For now, I'd say stay out of this fight - not because it's the best option but because it's the least bad...

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