Complete coverage on

Fareed Zakaria Q&A Archive

What does your accent say about you? Fareed takes a look at a new book on accents and identity.

Latest Stories

What in the World: Snowden on trial?updated Fri Oct 24 2014 20:25:00

Fareed says Edward Snowden should stand trial in the U.S to transform his actions from theft to civil disobedience.

Will ISIS attack the West?updated Mon Oct 20 2014 18:48:35

On GPS, Daniel Benjamin & Adm. James Stavridis debate whether ISIS poses a threat to the rest of the world.

Fareed's Take: Obama's Syria misstepsupdated Fri Oct 17 2014 22:42:38

Fareed says a U.S. escalation strategy in Syria is destined to fail. Instead, containment may be the only viable option.

What in the World: The crude conundrumupdated Fri Oct 17 2014 22:37:08

Global oil prices are falling. How will this shift affect the power dynamics of global players in the oil trade?

Was the Ebola outbreak avoidable?updated Fri Oct 17 2014 22:35:32

On GPS, Ebola co-discoverer Peter Piot says the relative containment of Ebola to 3 countries shows it can be controlled.

On GPS: Does ISIS threaten the West?updated Fri Oct 17 2014 22:34:44

Counterterrorism expert Daniel Benjamin and Adm. James Stavridis debate whether ISIS is a threat beyond the Middle East.

On GPS: Is the economy slowing down?updated Fri Oct 17 2014 22:32:20

Martin Wolf and Rana Foroohar analyze the state of the economy today from the U.S. to Europe to China.

Around the world with a GPS panelupdated Thu Oct 16 2014 20:06:10

Fareed asks a panel of experts about Syria, Ebola, and bureaucracy in the Obama White House.

Last Look: Terrorists on Twitterupdated Tue Oct 14 2014 19:18:04

Jihadists can use social media to spread terror, but did one Taliban member accidentally help counter-terror efforts?

Kurdistan's role as a partner against ISISupdated Fri Oct 10 2014 21:27:32

How far is the Peshmerga prepared to go to fight ISIS? Barham Salih tells Fareed the scope of Kurdish forces' involvement.

What in the World? Is the economy up or down?updated Fri Oct 10 2014 21:08:00

The U.S. economy is looking up, so why do Americans still feel down? Fareed digs into the data.

Are U.S. airstrikes against ISIS working?updated Fri Oct 10 2014 20:42:07

Kurdish politician Barham Salih tells Fareed that U.S. airstrikes have slowed down ISIS, but they cannot defeat ISIS.

Fareed's Take: Does Islam have a problem?updated Fri Oct 10 2014 20:27:57

After Bill Maher's anti-Islam diatribe, Fareed looks at the "cancer of extremism" within Islam today.

Did air conditioning help Reagan win?updated Fri Oct 10 2014 20:23:54

On GPS, Steven Johnson explains the unintended spillover of innovations, like how AC shifted the U.S. electoral landscape.

One-on-one with Mexico's presidentupdated Tue Oct 07 2014 15:32:06

Mexican Pres. Peña Nieto talks to Fareed about the legalization of pot, immigration, and reforms in Mexico.

Fareed's Take: Where is China's democracy?updated Fri Oct 03 2014 20:53:55

What do the Hong Kong protests mean for China? Fareed looks at why the democratic transition there has stalled.

How the Huxtables helped elect Obamaupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 20:43:27

Mark Whitaker says the Huxtable family on The Cosby Show helped pave the way for the Obama family in the White House.

Peña Nieto on the U.S. immigration debateupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 20:32:56

Mexico's president says his country's relationship with the U.S. is not just about illegal immigration.

Mexico's President on drug legalizationupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 20:31:21

Mexican Pres. Peña Nieto tells Fareed that legalizing pot opens a "door of access" to more harmful drugs & more violence.

Netanyahu on Arab, U.S. roles in peace processupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 20:01:02

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells Fareed that it will take more than just Israelis & Palestinians to bring peace to the MidEast.

Netanyahu on Iran's nuclear programupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 12:37:21

On GPS, Netanyahu questions why Iran needs any centrifuges if they only want a civilian nuclear energy program.

Netanyahu on negotiating with Hamasupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 12:33:13

Israel's PM Netanyahu says Israel cannot negotiate with Hamas because the group is bent on Israel's destruction.

On GPS: Netanyahu on a two-state solutionupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 12:32:06

Netanyahu says he supports a solution that would involve an Israeli "security presence" in the Palestinian territories.

Netanyahu on shared goals with Arab statesupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 12:31:25

Netanyahu says Israel & moderate Arab states both want to prevent nuclear gains in Iran & extremism in Sunni states.

On GPS: Netanyahu on the strength of ISISupdated Fri Oct 03 2014 12:18:34

On GPS, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Fareed that "the strength of ISIS is the strength of terror and fear."

On GPS: Ending a 50-year war on terrorupdated Tue Sep 30 2014 15:02:09

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos talks about peace talks with FARC rebels, and about Colombia's economic growth.

Peres on a two-state solutionupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 17:24:09

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres says he doesn't have "the slightest doubt" Israel must give Palestinians a state.

On GPS: Is Israel more secure today?updated Mon Sep 29 2014 17:19:07

Fareed asks former Israeli President Peres how the MidEast's changing geopolitics affect Israel. Is Israel more secure?

Shimon Peres on his next jobupdated Mon Sep 29 2014 17:12:10

Shimon Peres had a long career in the Israeli government. Now that he has stepped down as president, what will he do next?

Iranian president on detained reporterupdated Fri Sep 26 2014 22:28:50

Pres. Rouhani did not comment specifically when Fareed asked about resolution of a case against reporter Jason Rezaian.

Santos: Growth by itself means nothingupdated Fri Sep 26 2014 22:08:47

Pres. Santos on Colombia's fast-growing economy: We have a long way to go still, but the economy is in good shape.

Rouhani on the fight against ISISupdated Fri Sep 26 2014 22:02:10

Pres. Hassan Rouhani tells Fareed that without Iran, ISIS would have advanced to southern Baghdad by now.

Chelsea Clinton on Ebola's rapid spreadupdated Fri Sep 26 2014 21:56:28

Chelsea Clinton tells Fareed why the spread of the Ebola epidemic has been exponential: weak health care systems.

Fareed's Take: ISIS & Iranupdated Fri Sep 26 2014 21:32:27

Fareed explains why, to defeat ISIS, the U.S. should collaborate with Iran.

Rouhani's advice for Obama & Congressupdated Thu Sep 25 2014 01:13:42

If a deal on Iran's nuclear program is reached, Obama will have to contend with Congress. Does Pres. Rouhani have any advice?

Rouhani on Obama's plan to fight ISISupdated Thu Sep 25 2014 01:04:51

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani worries that in battling ISIS, the U.S. will end up allying itself with terrorists.

Rouhani responds to Obama on nuclear talksupdated Thu Sep 25 2014 00:28:19

Can a deal be reached on Iran's nuclear program? President Hassan Rouhani tells Fareed why now may be a historic opportunity.

Modi on Pakistan's role in Afghanistanupdated Tue Sep 23 2014 23:32:39

Fareed asks India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, if he is concerned about Pakistan's influence in Afghanistan after the U.S. drawdown?

On GPS: Clinton's book recommendationsupdated Mon Sep 22 2014 17:24:23

Bill Clinton recommends that people read "Abundance" & "The Social Conquest of Earth" to better understand the world today.

Clinton on lessons from the Ebola outbreakupdated Sat Sep 20 2014 00:11:47

Following the Ebola outbreak, Bill Clinton tells Fareed improved response starts with building up healthcare infrastructure.

On GPS: Can India become the next China?updated Sat Sep 20 2014 00:05:35

India's PM Narendra Modi talks about India's economic growth potential & harnessing the power of Indian talent.

On GPS: Bill Clinton on midterm electionsupdated Sat Sep 20 2014 00:00:49

Clinton predicts Democrats will narrowly hold the senate in the midterms, though voter turnout may be the deciding factor.

GPS: How does India's PM Modi relax?updated Fri Sep 19 2014 23:59:17

Narendra Modi says he draws pleasure & relaxation from his work. He also finds time to make yoga a part of his routine.

Bill Clinton on U.S. response to ISISupdated Fri Sep 19 2014 23:54:48

On GPS, Bill Clinton distinguishes between the U.S. strategic response to ISIS & the reaction ISIS wants.

GPS: Clinton on NATO expansion & Russiaupdated Fri Sep 19 2014 23:52:49

Former President Bill Clinton disputes claims that NATO expansion is to blame for Russian aggression in Ukraine.

GPS: Clinton on becoming a grandfatherupdated Fri Sep 19 2014 23:48:52

Former President Bill Clinton says he "can't wait" until the birth of his first grandchild.

On GPS: Modi on al Qaedaupdated Thu Sep 18 2014 21:13:31

Narendra Modi says Indian Muslims will not be swayed by recent attempts by al Qaeda to expand to India.

Modi: India & U.S. are "bound together"updated Thu Sep 18 2014 21:03:49

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells Fareed why he is confident India and the U.S. can develop a strategic alliance.

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Sunday, Sept. 21updated Thu Sep 18 2014 18:40:33

Global television exclusive: Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to appear on CNN

Kalanick on Uber & innovationupdated Wed Sep 17 2014 11:54:25

Fareed asks Travis Kalanick, Uber's CEO, about the company's success, future enterprises, and legal challenges.

Last Look: Hacking North Koreaupdated Wed Sep 17 2014 11:47:20

Can tech intersect with foreign policy in North Korea? Fareed looks at a proposal to increase the information flow there.

Vinod Khosla on the future of energyupdated Tue Sep 16 2014 16:57:48

How will energy be generated in the future? Fareed asks Vinod Khosla, a venture capitalist betting big on innovation.

Why Uber hired Obama's campaign chiefupdated Sun Sep 14 2014 14:29:16

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks about Uber's earnings, their next big move and their campaign against the "taxi cartel."

Kissinger on the new world orderupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 21:55:46

Kissinger: There is no longer one cohesive world order. Instead countries must accept differences to find common ground.

What in the World: Can sanctions work?updated Fri Sep 12 2014 21:46:13

In light of new sanctions against Russia, Fareed looks back at the historical effectiveness of sanctions.

Fareed's Take: Post 9/11 lessonsupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 21:33:57

As the U.S. prepares to confront ISIS, Fareed looks at what the U.S. has learned about combating terror since 9/11.

On GPS: Kissinger on U.S. response to ISISupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 21:31:38

Kissinger says the U.S. strategy against ISIS should be to reduce the group to an "insignificant international level."

GPS: What does Kissinger think of Obama?updated Fri Sep 12 2014 21:29:48

Kissinger says he's "very ambivalent" about Obama, citing the president's strategy in Iraq & Afghanistan.

GPS: Khosla on the future of energyupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 21:28:19

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla weighs in on what "improbable" energy innovations will become leaders in the future.

On GPS: Uber vs. taxi cartelsupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 21:25:15

Why did Uber hire Obama's campaign manager? Travis Kalanick explains how running Uber is like a political campaign.

Applebaum: Russia is winning in Ukraineupdated Sun Sep 07 2014 13:50:29

On GPS, Anne Applebaum explains that Russia is winning in Ukraine and that Ukraine is faced with redefining its borders.

On GPS: Is ISIS a threat to the U.S.?updated Sun Sep 07 2014 12:47:47

Peter Beinart and Bret Stephens debate whether ISIS is a direct threat to Western nations.

Fareed's Take: Why they still hate usupdated Fri Sep 05 2014 20:26:49

Fareed looks at the dynamics of the Arab world and how the balance between dictators and jihadis has changed since 9/11.

What in the World: Good news for the budgetupdated Fri Sep 05 2014 20:26:45

Fareed analyzes a CBO report, which shows a shrinking deficit. So why do the two parties disagree about this good news?

On GPS: Anti-gov't protests in Pakistanupdated Fri Sep 05 2014 20:23:11

Peter Bergen and Husain Haqqani explain what is driving the political protests in Pakistan.

What in the World? Vacation helps the economyupdated Sun Aug 31 2014 13:57:36

Fareed explains why you should be taking all of your vacation days. It will help the economy!

Fareed's Take: How to beat ISISupdated Sun Aug 31 2014 13:56:55

Fareed explains why ISIS has been gaining ground, and looks at how the organization be defeated.

Liberman on ceasefireupdated Sun Aug 31 2014 12:43:33

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman explains why he disagreed with the ceasefire between Israel & Hamas.

ISIS attack 'a matter of time'updated Sun Aug 24 2014 19:23:42

Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden tells Jim Sciutto he believes ISIS is ready to strike the West.

On GPS: Cheaper, safer nuclear energy?updated Mon Aug 18 2014 15:48:35

Fareed talks to Leslie Dewan, co-founder of a company with an innovative approach to nuclear power.

On GPS: Syrian civil war & the rise of ISISupdated Fri Aug 15 2014 21:53:24

Hamid explains that the rise of ISIS is tied to the Syrian conflict. Would U.S. military action have made a difference?

A GPS panel weighs in on U.S. role in Iraqupdated Fri Aug 15 2014 21:48:30

On GPS, panelists discuss U.S. operations in Iraq. While airstrikes have been effective, is it enough to roll back ISIS?

On GPS: Understanding MidEast power strugglesupdated Fri Aug 15 2014 21:44:10

Emma Sky & Shadi Hamid debate the role of moderates, extremists, & dictators in MidEast governments.

Fareed's Take: Where are the MidEast moderates?updated Fri Aug 15 2014 21:37:07

Fareed explains that the Middle East is trapped between repressive dictatorship & illiberal opposition groups.

What in the World? Russian-Cuban rapprochementupdated Fri Aug 15 2014 21:36:47

Russia intends to have a spy post just 150 miles from Florida. Fareed explains how the U.S. drove Cuba into Putin's arms.

On GPS: Tyson on intl space cooperationupdated Fri Aug 08 2014 19:45:23

Neil deGrasse Tyson: It is "embarrassing" when earthly worries like Russia's actions in Ukraine affect space cooperation.

Tyson on deep space explorationupdated Fri Aug 08 2014 19:42:05

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson oulines NASA plans for further space missions. But does America care anymore?

Fareed's Take: U.S. action against ISISupdated Fri Aug 08 2014 19:41:04

The survival of Iraqi Kurdistan is in U.S. interests. Fareed explains why military intervention in Iraq is necessary.

What in the World: Where's the good news?updated Fri Aug 08 2014 19:39:41

With turmoil in the Middle East dominating the headlines, Fareed says there is good news in other parts of the world.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Big Bangupdated Thu Aug 07 2014 18:44:00

On GPS, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why it's important to study science and the origin of the universe.

Last Look: A laughing matter in Turkeyupdated Tue Aug 05 2014 13:10:42

What's got these women laughing in Turkey? Fareed looks at a social media reaction to a politician's remarks about women.

GPS: 1-on-1 with U.S. Ambassador to Israelupdated Mon Aug 04 2014 12:03:36

Daniel Shapiro gives GPS the latest on the crisis in Israel and Gaza and the possibility of a sustainable cease-fire.

Serry: On Israel & a cease-fireupdated Sun Aug 03 2014 15:36:57

Serry says Israel should "seriously consider" a cease-fire, adding that the conflict has gone on too long already.

U.N. envoy on shelling of U.N. schoolupdated Sun Aug 03 2014 15:35:28

After the shelling of another U.N. school, Robert Serry says a cease-fire is needed, but stresses long-term negotiations.

On GPS: Serry on MidEast conflictupdated Sun Aug 03 2014 15:34:03

U.N. envoy Robert Serry explains why the cease-fire between Israel & Hamas collapsed. What are the prospects for peace?

Serry: On Hamas & cease-fire negotiationsupdated Sun Aug 03 2014 15:25:38

Serry says Hamas should recommit to a cease-fire, but adds that underlying issues of the conflict need to be addressed.

Hamas: We don't use human shieldsupdated Sun Aug 03 2014 10:48:20

A Hamas leader says the organization doesn't use human shields and doesn't store weapons in Gaza schools.

Israeli spokesman responds to Hamasupdated Sun Aug 03 2014 10:44:40

The Israeli spokesman for PM Benjamin Netanyahu responds to Hamas' conditions for a cease-fire.

Sikorski on NATO's role in Polandupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 18:49:04

Radek Sikorski says NATO needs a stronger presence on its eastern flank as Russia conducts a "hybrid war" in Ukraine.

GPS: Gupta on the Ebola outbreakupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 18:24:36

Sanjay Gupta explains how conditions in West Africa helped the Ebola virus spread. But will it spread to the West?

Fareed's Take: The rise of Putinismupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 17:57:31

The Hungarian PM said this week the country would practice illiberal democracy. Is he taking a page from Putin's book?

Polish FM Sikorski on Russian sanctionsupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 17:24:08

Sikorski tells Fareed the most recent sanctions will send Putin a message that the West can unite around a common goal..

Last Look: Plants in outer spaceupdated Mon Jul 28 2014 15:20:55

Fareed looks at an artist's new project: launching flowers & a bonsai into the stratosphere!

Clinton: Putin is arrogant and toughupdated Sun Jul 27 2014 11:08:59

Hillary Clinton talks about what Vladimir Putin is like as a man and how she dealt with him as Secretary of State.

Fareed's Take: How to punish Putinupdated Fri Jul 25 2014 20:49:12

The EU must take steps to send a clear signal to Russia on its stance. But will the EU have the resolve to take action?

GPS: Hillary Clinton on America's storyupdated Fri Jul 25 2014 20:48:13

Clinton says America must better convey its identity to the world as "a major force for peace, prosperity and progress."

Hillary Clinton on Israeli offensiveupdated Fri Jul 25 2014 19:52:27

On GPS, Hillary Clinton tells Fareed she does not believe Israel has committed war crimes in its use of force in Gaza.

Gadhafi's brutal regime can't surviveupdated Fri Feb 25 2011 07:42:48

Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi's embattled regime can't survive, and the United States should call on him to resign, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Bahrain will pay heavy price for crackdownupdated Fri Feb 18 2011 07:34:42

The crackdown on protesters in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain is a rash move that will enrage many of its people and cost the regime international prestige, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

How to avoid chaos after Mubarakupdated Tue Feb 01 2011 19:34:32

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement Tuesday that he will turn over power to an elected successor in September doesn't go nearly far enough, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Obama should be bold with Congressupdated Fri Jan 21 2011 08:12:25

President Barack Obama, who is preparing to give his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, should use the speech to outline a bold plan of investing in America's future, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Pakistan heading in the wrong directionupdated Thu Jan 06 2011 07:28:00

The assassination of the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province is a major setback for progressive forces in that country and a deeply worrying sign for U.S. strategy in the region, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Afghan war on track for troop withdrawalsupdated Fri Dec 17 2010 08:16:51

The enhanced presence of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is working to increase stability in that nation and could set the stage for troop withdrawals to begin next summer, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Obama should have gotten better deal on tax cutsupdated Fri Dec 10 2010 17:41:00

President Barack Obama should have negotiated a more fiscally responsible deal with Republicans on extending tax cuts, analyst Fareed Zakaria says.

U.S., China could solve Korea standoffupdated Wed Nov 24 2010 13:53:50

The United States and China could play a crucial role in helping finally to resolve the conflict that plagues the Korean Peninsula, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Will politicians take deficit cutting seriously?updated Thu Nov 18 2010 07:38:54

Will America's political leaders grasp the chance to begin taming the long-term budget deficit offered by the recommendations of a presidential commission? Analyst Fareed Zakaria says the deficit-cutting proposals by the panel's chairmen provide an excellent place to start.

A nervous Asia welcomes U.S. roleupdated Wed Nov 10 2010 15:40:50

President Obama's trip to Asia comes at a time when major powers in the region are welcoming a greater U.S. role to counter China's increasingly assertive stance, says CNN analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Can Obama, GOP really cut the deficit?updated Fri Nov 05 2010 07:35:45

President Obama has invited Republicans and Democrats in Congress to a meeting to discuss how "to move the American people's agenda forward," but analyst Fareed Zakaria says he sees little prospect the two sides will reach a compromise on key economic issues.

The middle class is being 'hollowed out'updated Fri Oct 22 2010 13:25:25

Technology and globalization are putting the jobs of millions in America's middle class at risk, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

How to end the war in Afghanistanupdated Fri Oct 08 2010 16:34:45

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has started talks with representatives of the Taliban, a move that analyst Fareed Zakaria says could bring an end to the nine-year-long war.

U.S.-China split would be a catastropheupdated Fri Oct 01 2010 07:55:39

The world's two biggest economies are facing off over tensions that could ignite a trade war and lead to a catastrophic split between the United States and China, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Ahmadinejad's game plan is workingupdated Thu Sep 23 2010 11:22:31

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearances in New York this week are part of a shrewd strategy that is aimed at enhancing his standing in Iran and the Middle East, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Wall Street bailout a heroic moveupdated Fri Sep 17 2010 07:43:18

Most Americans oppose it, but the government's bailout of Wall Street appears in hindsight as a heroic rescue that kept the world economy from collapsing, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Did the U.S. overreact to 9/11?updated Thu Sep 09 2010 09:40:13

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, prompted the U.S. to take sensible security measures and launch a justified counterattack against al Qaeda, says analyst Fareed Zakaria. But he says they also led to an overreaction that continues today.

Cutting Pentagon waste is wise -- and braveupdated Thu Aug 12 2010 08:19:41

Defense Secretary Robert Gates' plan to limit Pentagon spending is not only smart and necessary, it's also politically brave, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Iraq war wasn't worth the costupdated Thu Aug 05 2010 09:08:34

President Obama's decision to follow through on plans to reduce the American troop level in Iraq to 50,000 and shift away from combat missions is a sign that he believes America's energy and resources can better be used elsewhere, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Reaction to WikiLeaks 'vastly overdone'updated Tue Jul 27 2010 18:09:24

The tens of thousands of secret documents released this week by WikiLeaks.org don't provide major new insights into the Afghanistan war, and the media response to the disclosures has been "vastly overdone," says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Washington's 'media firestorm' over Libyaupdated Thu Jul 22 2010 13:17:00

The eruption of new controversy over the release last August of a Libyan man convicted in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, is a "media firestorm" that threatens to distract Washington from more pressing issues, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Britain's brave, bold and risky experimentupdated Fri Jul 09 2010 07:36:58

Britain's new coalition government has embarked on a budget-deficit cutting strategy that is bold, brave and potentially very risky, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

U.S. must stop scaring away businessupdated Thu Jul 01 2010 09:40:57

To get businesses to start hiring, President Obama needs to persuade them that the United States is still a good place to invest, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Obama's choice of Petraeus a 'masterstroke'updated Wed Jun 23 2010 15:42:03

President Obama's decision to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus is "a masterstroke," says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Afghan mines won't guarantee victoryupdated Thu Jun 17 2010 07:10:21

A Pentagon estimate that Afghanistan is home to nearly a trillion dollars in sought-after minerals is good news, but it provides no assurance that the nation is on its way to peace and productivity, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Zakaria: Obama caves in to media frenzy over BPupdated Thu Jun 10 2010 08:54:19

President Obama's stepped-up focus on the Gulf oil disaster and his hardline rhetoric against BP are accomplishing little and risk distracting the White House from other urgent responsibilities, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

North Korea mystery deepensupdated Thu May 27 2010 08:10:01

The rising tension over the sinking of a South Korean warship is particularly dangerous because the intentions and actions of North Korea's leadership appear more mysterious than ever, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Russia frustrated with Iran but unlikely to fully support sanctionsupdated Fri May 21 2010 20:33:06

The United States, Russia, China and other key nations have reached agreement on a "strong" Iran sanctions resolution, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

Many hurdles for new UK governmentupdated Fri May 14 2010 18:57:38

Gordon Brown resigned as British prime minister Tuesday, paving the way for David Cameron to replace him.

Pakistan is 'epicenter of Islamic terrorism'updated Wed May 05 2010 07:32:37

The suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt was caught as he was seeking to flee to Pakistan, a nation that analyst Fareed Zakaria calls the "epicenter of Islamic terrorism."

Why U.K. election looks like a squeakerupdated Thu Apr 29 2010 07:50:36

With a week to go, the United Kingdom election looks a lot closer than people expected when the campaign began. But the real suspense may lie in what the next prime minister does in office, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Case against Goldman is 'very weak'updated Thu Apr 22 2010 07:03:50

Federal regulators have filed a "very weak" case against the Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs, relying on hindsight to bolster the charges at a politically sensitive time, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Obama's gesture to a grieving Polandupdated Fri Apr 16 2010 08:41:09

Presidents of the United States rarely attend the funerals of foreign leaders, but President Obama's decision to go to the state funeral of the Polish president and first lady is right on several levels, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

U.S. should grow up and work with Karzaiupdated Fri Apr 09 2010 10:07:04

The Obama administration is making a mistake by sending Afghan President Hamid Karzai the forceful and repeated message that it's not happy with his regime, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Danger ahead for health care law?updated Thu Mar 25 2010 07:17:38

The health care law signed Tuesday by President Obama is designed to provide health insurance coverage for tens of millions of uninsured Americans but it carries a big risk, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Zakaria: Israel is making a big mistakeupdated Thu Mar 18 2010 07:49:16

Israel's government is missing an opportunity to secure the country's future and build a coalition of nations to counter increasing Iranian influence, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.

World faces a day of financial reckoningupdated Fri Mar 12 2010 07:38:08

As a nationwide strike highlights Greece's painful effort to fix its finances, much of the rest of the world is confronting an equally sobering reality, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Iraq's big test could reshape Middle Eastupdated Fri Mar 05 2010 09:00:14

This weekend's Iraqi election is testing the strength of the nation's young democracy and could be a turning point in the history of the Middle East, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Afghan leader Karzai is playing gamesupdated Fri Feb 26 2010 08:24:27

Coalition forces have scored gains on the Afghan battlefield. Taliban leaders are on the run in neighboring Pakistan. But there's no sign of political progress in Afghanistan, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Contain Iran, don't attack itupdated Fri Feb 19 2010 08:18:16

A new report saying that Iran could be secretly working on a nuclear weapon is a major development, but not one that should lead the U.S. to consider a military strike against the Tehran regime, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Budget fixes are simple -- and unthinkableupdated Thu Feb 04 2010 17:44:14

The solutions to America's long-term budget deficits are surprisingly simple, but they're politically unthinkable in today's Washington, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

What's really at stake in Google vs. Chinaupdated Thu Jan 21 2010 12:43:09

Google's threat to shut down its operations in China might seem like just a dispute between a private company and a government, but the implications are huge for the world's fastest-growing economy, for the United States and for global relations, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Put Wall Street bonus money away for rainy dayupdated Thu Jan 14 2010 13:20:13

A year after leading Wall Street firms teetered on the edge of collapse, they're expected to pay out robust bonuses to employees. But analyst Fareed Zakaria says he thinks there's a better use for a lot of that money: Sock it away in reserve funds as insurance for the next time the investment banks get into trouble.

Washington overreacting to air scareupdated Wed Jan 06 2010 10:39:00

In the wake of the failed Christmas Day airplane bombing, President Obama ordered speedy reviews of how the air security system failed and the Transportation Security Administration began enhanced screening for passengers traveling through 14 nations.

Washington overreacting to air scareupdated Wed Jan 06 2010 09:54:58

In the wake of the failed Christmas Day airplane bombing, President Obama ordered speedy reviews of how the air security system failed and the Transportation Security Administration began enhanced screening for passengers traveling through 14 nations.

Obama trying to bridge global divide on climateupdated Fri Dec 18 2009 07:26:56

President Obama took a risk by heading to Copenhagen Thursday to take part in the final stage of the U.N. Climate Conference with no firm assurance of an agreement -- but the trip is worth the effort, according to Fareed Zakaria, CNN foreign affairs analyst.

Zakaria: Obama speech idealistic and realisticupdated Fri Dec 11 2009 10:07:27

President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday by talking about war and the limits of nonviolence.

Obama is scaling back the war goalsupdated Thu Dec 03 2009 06:37:58

When President Obama announced plans Tuesday to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, it appeared to be a major escalation of the war in that country. But, foreign affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria says that the United States may in fact be "scaling down" the goals of the military operation.

Zakaria: India was reassured by Obamaupdated Wed Nov 25 2009 17:28:06

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came away from talks at the White House reassured about U.S. policy in Asia, according to foreign affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria.

Zakaria: Did Obama get his message across in China?updated Thu Nov 19 2009 08:23:17

President Obama landed in South Korea Wednesday for the last stop on his 10-day trip to Asia. The president made earlier visits to China, Singapore and Japan, in his first Asian journey as president.

Zakaria: No one thinks hikers are spiesupdated Wed Nov 11 2009 09:44:58

Three American hikers detained by Iran are facing espionage charges, according to Iranian officials.

Zakaria: Stop trashing Karzai and help him governupdated Mon Nov 09 2009 15:03:31

President Hamid Karzai was declared the winner of another term in office as Afghanistan's leader Monday, after his opponent in a planned runoff election withdrew.

Zakaria: U.S. needs to test McChrystal requestupdated Fri Oct 30 2009 14:18:40

A top Taliban political leader delivered a message Friday to U.S. President Obama, calling his attempt to lure away Taliban fighters with money "an old weapon that has failed already."

We recommend

From around the web