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

Czar Vladimir Putin’s next moves

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:58 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing terrible things to Ukraine, not to mention his own country, writes syndicated columnist Thomas Friedman.

Czar Putin’s Next Moves

nytimes.com — ZURICH - Last March, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin's attack on Ukraine, supposedly in defense of Russian-speakers there, was just like "what Hitler did back in the '30s" - using ethnic Germans to justify his invasion of neighboring lands.

Imbalances of Power

nytimes.com — There has been much debate in this campaign about which of our enemies the next U.S. president should deign to talk to. The real story, the next president may discover, though, is how few countries are waiting around for us to call.

Column: You can't dance around topic of radical Islam

tampabay.com — I've never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won't go to pay for this?

Thomas L. Friedman: The problem is Islamism

news.nationalpost.com — I've never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won't go to pay for this?

Thomas Friedman: Many global struggles to address

timesunion.com — this administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent explosions of violence against civilians (most of them Muslims) by Boko Haram in Nigeria, by the Taliban in Pakistan, by al-Qaida in Paris and by jihadists in Yemen and Iraq.

Thomas L. Friedman: Dancing around radical Islam

sacbee.com — The Obama administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent violence against civilians.

Say It Like It Is

nytimes.com — I've never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won't go to pay for this?

Thomas Friedman: Consider protesting in Mideast

timesunion.com — Abdul Rahman al-Rashed, one of the most respected Arab journalists, wrote Monday in his column in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Protests against the recent terrorist attacks in France should have been held in Muslim capitals, rather than Paris, because, in this case, it is Muslims who are involved in this crisis and stand accused.

We need another giant protest

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:27 PM Jihadist zeal is easy to condemn, but will require multiple revolutions to stem - revolutions that will require a lot of people in the Arab-Muslim world and West to shed their ambivalence and stop playing double games, writes syndicated columnist Thomas Friedman.
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