NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beirut to Jerusalem.

The Last Train - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — WHEN Secretary of State John Kerry began his high-energy effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace, I argued that it was the last train for a two-state solution. If it didn't work, it would mean that the top-down, diplomatically constructed two-state concept was over as a way out of that conflict.

The First Law of Petropolitics

foreignpolicy.com — Iran's president denies the Holocaust, Hugo Chávez tells Western leaders to go to hell, and Vladimir Putin is cracking the whip. Why? They know that the price of oil and the pace of freedom always move in opposite directions. It's the First Law of Petropolitics, and it may be the axiom to explain our age.

Putin and the Pope

nytimes.com — Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One is everything you'd want in a leader, the other everything you wouldn't want. One holds sway over 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, the other over nine time zones.

Friedman: Is new cold war playing out at the pump?

mypalmbeachpost.com — Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia against Russia and Iran?

A global oil war is raging

mysanantonio.com — Global crude oil prices have been falling for weeks, now resting around $88 â€" after a long stretch at $105 to $110 a barrel. Neither Moscow nor Tehran will collapse tomorrow. [...] if oil prices fall below $70 you will see a drop in U.S.

Friedman: Islamic State as Invasive Species

mypalmbeachpost.com — When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took over Mosul in the summer, the Sunni jihadist fighters in ISIS, many of whom were foreigners, went house to house. On the homes of Christians they marked "Nassarah," an archaic Arabic term for Christians.

A Pump War? - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on one side against Russia and Iran on the other?

I.S. = Invasive Species

nytimes.com — AN Iraqi official recently told me this story: When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took over Mosul in the summer, the Sunni jihadist fighters in ISIS, many of whom were foreigners, went house to house. On the homes of Christians they marked "Nassarah," an archaic Arabic term for Christians.

The Secret Service’s problems trickle down from above

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 4:03 PM Getting elected and raising money to get re-elected seems to be all that too many of our national politicians are interested in anymore, writes syndicated columnist Thomas L. Friedman.

Friedman: Secret Service's lapses shouldn't surprise us

chron.com — Thomas Friedman says the recent breakdowns in presidential security are just indicative of Washington's pervasive 'punch the clock' attitude. According to PolitiFact, Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine called it 'the second-earliest recess before a midterm since 1960.'
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