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Thomas Friedman: News bites to chew on this week

timesunion.com — Read Chandran Nair's essay in The International New York Times on Nov. 10 from Isfahan, Iran's third-largest city: The major artery that ran through the city was the Zayanderud River, a thoroughfare that nourished some of the earliest civilizations in recorded history and sustained the people of Isfahan down through modern times.

News Drumsticks | The Miami Herald

miamiherald.com — Thomas L. Friedman: Thanksgiving is a time for dinner-table conversation. If you're short of news drumsticks to chew on, here are a few you may have missed.

Thomas L. Friedman: News drumsticks

sacbee.com — Here are some stories you may have missed that are worth chewing on.

News Drumsticks - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Thanksgiving is a time for dinner-table conversation. If you're short of news drumsticks to chew on, here are a few you may have missed. For starters, it's true the world would be safer if we got a deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program.

Thomas Friedman: Turning back a stampede of black elephants

timesunion.com — A black elephant, explained the London-based investor and environmentalist Adam Sweidan, is a cross between "a black swan" (an unlikely, unexpected event with enormous ramifications) and the "elephant in the room" (a problem that is visible to everyone, yet no one wants to address it) even though we know that one day it will have vast, black-swan-like consequences.

Stampeding Black Elephants

nytimes.com — SYDNEY, Australia - I PARTICIPATED in the World Parks Congress in Sydney last week and learned a new phrase: "a black elephant."

Thomas Friedman: Middle East change starts with Arabs

timesunion.com — Where there is already order and decency â€" Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, Kurdistan and the United Arab Emirates â€" do everything to amplify it, so it becomes more consensual and sustainable. When change starts or depends on our staying power, it is not self-sustaining â€" the most important value in international relations.

Thomas L. Friedman: Containment and amplification in Mideast

sacbee.com — After series of failed U.S. policies across the region, maybe these principles are the best hope for something that will work.

It�s Up to Iraqis Now. Good Luck.

nytimes.com — Of all the pictures I saw from the Iraqi elections last weekend, my favorite was on nytimes.com: an Iraqi expatriate mother, voting in Michigan, holding up her son to let him stuff her ballot into the box. I loved that picture.

Did Dubai Do It?

nytimes.com — DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Ever since the Arab awakening in late 2010, America has lurched from one policy response to another. We tried decapitation without invasion in Libya; it failed. We tried abdication in Syria; it failed. We tried democratization in Egypt, endorsing the election of the Muslim Brotherhood; it failed.
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Nov 12, 2014

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