The Palestinian-Israeli peace process is a farce

Last week’s ugly mess involving the abortive visit to Israel of two Democratic congresswomen was useful for only one reason: It exposed how much the Palestinian-Israeli peace process has become a...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

China deserves Trump

A U.S. businessman friend of mine who works in China remarked to me recently that Donald Trump is not the American president America deserves, but he sure is the American president China deserves....

DATE: June 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Our luck is running out

The year 2019 will be remembered for a lot of things, but in foreign policy, it may well be remembered as the year our luck ran out. How so? The period after World War II was one of those...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

We do need a wall – and a bigger, smarter gate

SAN DIEGO – On April 12, I toured the busiest border crossing between America and Mexico – the San Ysidro Port of Entry, in San Diego – and the walls being built around it. Guided by a U.S. Border...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

A real green deal

Here’s some news you may have missed. Southeastern Africa got hit in March with a cyclone that United Nations officials say was one of the worst weather disasters to ever strike the Southern...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

The United Kingdom has gone stark raving mad

LONDON – Politico reported the other day that the French European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, had named her cat “Brexit.” Loiseau told the Journal du Dimanche that she chose the name...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Loving Israel to death

JERUSALEM – Amos Yadlin, the former head of military intelligence in Israel, likes to say that Israel as a Jewish-majority democracy faces two existential threats – a nuclear-armed Iran and turning...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Who do you call at 3 a.m.?

As the 2020 campaign gets underway, we’ve heard about a Green New Deal, Medicare for all, breaking up Amazon and universal basic income – to name but a few of the ideas raised by Democratic...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Ilhan Omar, AIPAC and me

I’ve been watching with more than a little interest the controversial statements about Israel and the Israel lobby by Ilhan Omar, a freshman Democratic congresswoman from the 5th District of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

More schools, fewer tanks

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement that he’s pulling U.S. troops out of Syria and shrinking their number in Afghanistan has prompted a new debate about American ground forces in the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

A president with no shame, a party with no spine

If your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout “Bad dog,” there is a good chance that puppy’s ears will droop, his head will bow and he may even whimper. In other words, even a puppy acts...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

Friedman: Becoming Ugly America will make us less secure

First Donald Trump remade the Republican Party in his own image, and now he is trying to remake America the same way ‑ into a selfish, dishonest country with no close friends, totally...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Thomas Friedman

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