Thomas L. Friedman

Articles By Thomas L. Friedman

An over-reliance on fencing

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

Two leaders who count

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

How to lead from within

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

Fringe goes mainstream

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

The three ‘Ms’ of change

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

Carbon copies

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

Present at the disintegration

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

When Putin blinked

The Russian president got a lot wrong in Ukraine.

US in the world

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

Please turn off the gas

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

Ending the freeze with Iran

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

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

Egypt’s tightrope walk

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

To the streets

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

Damascus dilemma

Obama has only difficult choices ahead

The agony of Syria

Will it ever again be a unified country?

The $110 billion question

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

The excitement in Egypt

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

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

The new eco-warriors

The US navy and marines are investing heavily in renewable energy