Thomas L. Friedman

An over-reliance on fencing
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Since 9/11, foreign policy is about putting up walls in an age of fear

Two leaders who count
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

The pope is everything you’d want in a leader, Putin everything you wouldn’t.

How to lead from within
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Lifting the self-imposed ban on US oil exports would make America stronger and Putin and IS weaker.

Fringe goes mainstream
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

‘Love jihad’ crusade underscores that what was once an extreme perspective has now become party line.

The three ‘Ms’ of change
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

States are being upended by the market, Mother Nature and Moore’s law.

Carbon copies
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

US climate policy should set a compelling example for other nations to follow.

Present at the disintegration
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Obama has been on duty when the world has come unstuck.

When Putin blinked
Fri, May 30, 2014

The Russian president got a lot wrong in Ukraine.

US in the world
Mon, May 05, 2014

Obama is not to blame for the state of American foreign policy.

Please turn off the gas
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

A Putin-imposed energy embargo might just be the push clean technology needs

Ending the freeze with Iran
Fri, Nov 15, 2013

The US must negotiate with Iran in its own interests,and cease behaving like a hired lawyer for its allies.

Hopes of a Persian China
Sun, Oct 06, 2013

Iran should reform its nuclear policy to establish a working relationship with the West

Egypt’s tightrope walk
Mon, Jul 08, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood should be free to participate in constitution-making and elections

To the streets
Mon, Jul 01, 2013

Why have there recently been so many popular protests in democracies?

Damascus dilemma
Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Obama has only difficult choices ahead

The agony of Syria
Mon, May 20, 2013

Will it ever again be a unified country?

The $110 billion question
Mon, Mar 07, 2011

While the US applauds the Arab people for overthrowing unpopular,corrupt regimes,it supports similar governments in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The excitement in Egypt
Wed, Feb 09, 2011

In 40 years of writing about the Middle East,I’ve never seen anything like what’s happening in Tahrir Square.

A.E. After Egypt
Thu, Feb 03, 2011

As change sweeps the Arab world,it is time for the Israelis and Palestinians to make a peace deal.

The new eco-warriors
Mon, Dec 20, 2010

The US navy and marines are investing heavily in renewable energy

Why we need America to work
Thu, Dec 16, 2010

Should the world be left to an untrammeled superpower like China and untrammeled individuals like the WikiLeakers?

Inheritance of loss
Mon, Nov 29, 2010

The US must internalise the fact that it needs nation-building at home,says Thomas Friedman.

How India cost Obama
Thu, Nov 18, 2010

The American right exaggerated and spun an unsourced PTI factoid.

Too close for China’s comfort
Thu, Nov 11, 2010

China’s new belligerence is throwing the US and India together. But how far will the friendship go?

Luck by chance
Mon, Nov 08, 2010

The US has escaped terrorist attacks this far,but there are no guarantees

Grievance in US,meet aspiration in India
Mon, Nov 01, 2010

If the US turns towards protectionism,India will suffer — and that means America will,too

The ‘Beijing Model’ has failed
Mon, Oct 18, 2010

China can’t grow fast indefinitely if its people are allowed only economic liberty without political liberty

Electric moon
Mon, Sep 27, 2010

The US cannot depend on China to develop electric-car tech.

Our own Chinese way
Thu, Sep 23, 2010

Democracies are inexplicably fazed by the China story.

Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Throughout most of their conflict,Arab and Israeli leaders have tended to oscillate between two,and only two,worldviews...

Democrats at home,tyrants abroad
Thu, May 27, 2010

I confess that when I first saw the May 17 picture of Iran’s president,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,joining his Brazilian counterpart...

Lost in Athens,felt in Berlin
Mon, May 17, 2010

By the time I got there,the fire at the Marfin Egnatia Bank on Stadiou Street had been extinguished,but the smell of the...

Is China the next Enron?
Thu, Jan 14, 2010

Its problems are all too apparent,but don’t underestimate the country’s capacity to fix them