Nicholas Kristof

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times.

Nicholas Kristof appears in the following:

Back from North Korea

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nicholas Kristof on his recent visit to North Korea.


In Myanmar, Hope for a Democratic Future Marred by a Murderous Crackdown

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It’s being called an "ethnic cleansing" campaign propped up by "modern day concentration camps" — the plight of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar has escalated in recent weeks.


Finding a Path for Women

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof discuss their work against global gender inequality.

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A World In Motion: Beyond The Numbers

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

As populations shift, as identities around nationhood change, and as we become more connected across borders, we explore what our global identity is today.

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The Art of Giving and the People Who Change the World

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn explore the art and science of giving in their new book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.

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Is U.S. Credibility Really on The Line With Syria?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

If there were a word of the week, it would likely be credibility. As Congress debates authorizing military intervention in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack last month, ...

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Nicholas Kristof Visits War-Torn Syria

Monday, November 19, 2012

With a death toll well above 37,000, fighting in Syria is reaching its 20th month. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently returned from the war-torn country, and in his la...

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Flashpoints in the Post-Arab Spring World

Friday, September 14, 2012

Eleven years after September 11th, the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world is, in many ways, fraught with tension. The recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Li...

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Nicholas Kristof on the People of Iran

Thursday, July 05, 2012

For journalist, author, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, one of the biggest mysteries about Iran was how the regime not only stayed in power, but remained relative...


Nicholas Kristof on Fighting Child Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Last week we talked with a woman who championed a law that requires sites like to obtain documentation proving that the escorts they advertise are at least 18. But in add...

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Flash Forward: The Arab World in 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

December 10, 2010 marked the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy movements that moved from Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and Libya. A little over a year later, violent protests are still happening on the streets of Cairo and Homs, Tunisia and Libya are peaceful, while Bahrain and Yemen remain ominously quiet. So where will 2012 take the Middle East and North Africa?

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Kristof on Inequality and What To Do About It

Friday, October 21, 2011

This is not just an issue of fairness, it's also an issue of economic inefficiency. When you reach the kind of levels that we have now then it becomes an impediment to growth. —  Nic...

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Wall Street Protests Continue

Friday, October 14, 2011

Monday marks the one month anniversary since the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests. What began as a group of demonstrators setting up shop in a small park in the heart of New York's financial district has turned into a nationwide movement, with similar protests popping up in cities across the country. Protesters will be hoping for a peaceful morning, as police try to move them temporarily in order to clean the park.

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Nicholas Kristof on Occupy Wall Street

Friday, October 14, 2011

Police have arrested at least five Occupy Wall Street protesters, who continue to march toward the New York Stock Exchange. The march began after news broke that the mayor of New York had cancelled a planned cleaning of Zuccotti Park, where protesters faced eviction after living in the park for the past four weeks. Protesters were attempting to clean it up themselves to avoid leaving. The Occupy Wall Street protest is entering its second month as the movement has spread across the country. The Takeaway hears from Zucotti Park this morning.

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'It Sure Looks Like Civil War to Me,' Nicholas Kristof on Yemen

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The UN Human Rights office has said that it received reports that at least 50 people have been killed in Taiz since Sunday. Forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh also bombed the city of Zinjibar with airstrikes after Islamic militants had overtaken the city.Nasser Arrabyee is in Sanaa, Yemen reporting for The New York Times. He says that "many of the protesters are peaceful, but the majority of the protesters belong to the Islamist party." Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times says that the fighting looks like a civil war to him, but that intervention is not an option. "The problem with intervention is that one reason why al-Qaida and Islamists have already grown pretty strong is because of real resentment at what they see as American influence there."


Nicholas Kristof on the Ripple Effect of Osama Bin Laden's Death

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The ripple effect of Osama bin Laden’s death is already being felt. In Yemen, an al-Qaida stronghold, at least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when gunmen believed to be al-Qaida members attacked two security patrols in the southern province of Abyan. But in Afghanistan, analysts believe that Osama bin Laden's death may lead the Taliban to finally sever their ties to al-Qaida — a move the Obama Administration and President Hamid Karzai’s regime have demanded as a condition for opening up negotiations with insurgents.

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How Middle East Revolutionaries Would View a Shutdown

Friday, April 08, 2011

Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times and Mina al Oraibi, Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for the Arab-language newspaper Asharq al Awsat talk about the view of the U.S. government shutdown from the Arab world. As revolutions have spread throughout the Middle East this year, American politicians have had a lot to say about the importance of democracy in the region. But today, as the U.S. government teeters on the brink of a shutdown, do these words ring hollow to Arab revolutionaries? What would a shutdown look like to the countries fighting for democracy in the Middle East?

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Nicholas Kristof on Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Egyptian military high council has announced that parliamentary elections are being put off until September. Opposition leaders are asking for more time to organize themselves into political parties. Presidential elections, originally scheduled for August, will also be held then. While younger Egyptians are hopeful about elections, they have grown wary of the military high council, which has ceased to be the force for change that they had hoped for.

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Updates from Bahrain and Libya

Monday, February 21, 2011

Protests continued to rage across the Middle East throughout the weekend. While the Bahraini government withdrew its military from the capital and allowed peaceful demonstrations, Libyan security forces continued to fire on protestors in Benghazi and Tripoli. Human Rights Watch estimates that the Libyan government has killed at least 223 protesters since political unrest began six days ago. But in a nationally-televised address, the son of Libyan ruler Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Seif al-Islam al-Gadhafi, claimed that the death toll was greatly exaggerated and that Libya was on the brink of civil war. Will Gadhafi hold onto power? What's next for Bahrain? And how will the Obama Administration respond?

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