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

Thomas Friedman: Trade pacts will keep us more secure

timesunion.com — Libya, Yemen, Syria and Iraq - the core of the Arab world - have all collapsed into tribal and sectarian civil wars, amplified by water crises and other environmental stresses. [...] the first two are gone forever, and the last one are barely holding on or have also disappeared. [...]

Thomas L. Friedman: Obama’s right about trade

post-gazette.com — BERLIN I strongly support President Barack Obama's efforts to conclude big, new trade-opening agreements with our Pacific allies, including Japan and Singapore, and with the whole European Union. But I don't support them just for economic reasons.

On Trade: Obama Right, Critics Wrong

realclearworld.com — These deals are not just about who sets the rules. They're about whether we'll have a rule-based world at all. We're at a very plastic moment in global affairs - much like...

On Trade: Obama Right, Critics Wrong

nytimes.com — BERLIN - I strongly support President Obama's efforts to conclude big, new trade-opening agreements with our Pacific allies, including Japan and Singapore, and with the whole European Union. But I don't support them just for economic reasons.

Column: Iran deal or no deal?

tampabay.com — The Obama team's effort to negotiate a deal with Iran that could prevent the Iranians from developing a nuclear bomb for at least a decade is now entering its critical final stage. I hope that a good, verifiable deal can be finalized, but it will not be easy.

Thomas Friedman: Reasons to finish Iran agreement

timesunion.com — you can negotiate a simple arms control agreement with an adversary you don't trust. By simple, I mean with relatively few moving parts, and very clear verification procedures that do not require much goodwill from the other side - like monitoring Soviet missile sites with our own satellites. [...]

Thomas L. Friedman: Deal or no deal?

sacbee.com — For us, this is a pure nuclear negotiation, but, for Iran, the nuclear issue "is a proxy for what kind of country it wants to be - an ordinary state or an Islamic revolutionary state.

Deal or No Deal?

nytimes.com — The Obama team's effort to negotiate a deal with Iran that could prevent the Iranians from developing a nuclear bomb for at least a decade is now entering its critical final stage. I hope that a good, verifiable deal can be finalized, but it will not be easy.

Thomas Friedman: Keep watch on shifting paradigm

timesunion.com — Both countries almost take for granted the ties that bind them today: the $600 billion in annual bilateral trade; the 275,000 Chinese studying in America, and the 25,000 Americans studying in China; the fact that China is now America's largest agricultural market and the largest foreign holder of U.S.

Thomas L. Friedman: China’s big gamble with the world economy

post-gazette.com — While U.S.-Iran relations are taking up all the oxygen in the room these days, and they're vitally important for the future of the Middle East, U.S.-China relations are vitally important for the world - and there's more going on there than meets the eye.
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