WBEZ brings you unbiased news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have touched on U.S. policy in the Middle East during recent debates. But in his most recent column in the New York Times, columnist Thomas Friedman says that the usual “platitudes” being offered up won’t work, because the next president will “have to deal with a totally different Middle East.” Friedman says that different landscape includes the end of the peace process for Israel, and a “no-state solution” in Syria. Thomas Friedman joins to talk about what he believes the next president will have to consider, when it comes to U.S. policy in the Middle East. Guest: Thomas Friedman is a columnist for the New York Times.