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GPS Moonshots: Sending astronauts to Marsupdated Mon Dec 22 2014 17:58:12

Fareed interviews NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on NASA's plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s. Why do it?

Fareed's Take: Sony & free expressionupdated Sat Dec 20 2014 11:17:02

Fareed explains why it was a mistake not to show "The Interview" due to threats & cyber-attacks from North Korea.

Fareed's Take: The Obama-Castro handshakeupdated Fri Dec 19 2014 21:25:33

Fareed gives his take on the handshake between Obama and Raul Castro. Could it mean a policy shift for the U.S. & Cuba?

On GPS: Would Sony still make the movie?updated Fri Dec 19 2014 17:03:44

Despite the controversy surrounding the film, Sony CEO Michael Lynton says he would still choose to make the movie again.

Is Sony CEO disappointed in Obama?updated Fri Dec 19 2014 16:02:05

Lynton, a supporter of Obama, says he's disappointed by the President's comments & argues Sony's decision wasn't a mistake.

Will Sony release "The Interview" online?updated Fri Dec 19 2014 15:57:07

Sony's CEO says the company is considering all options, but that no major distributor has volunteered to release the film.

Sony CEO: "We have not caved"updated Fri Dec 19 2014 15:57:02

Sony CEO Michael Lynton tells Fareed that the company had no alternative but to cancel the release of "The Interview."

Former detainee on Senate torture reportupdated Mon Dec 15 2014 20:01:58

Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee, gives his take on his experience with torture and the report's impact abroad.

Last Look: A portal between Iran & U.S.updated Mon Dec 15 2014 19:45:25

Fareed Zakaria visits an art gallery with a portal directly to Iran, which allows him to speak to ordinary people there.

On GPS: Diane von Furstenbergupdated Mon Dec 15 2014 16:29:16

Designer Diane von Furstenberg tells Fareed the secrets to her business success.

On GPS: The man who could be Israel's next PM?updated Mon Dec 15 2014 12:38:07

Naftali Bennett, Israel's economic minister, tells Fareed why he supports a one-state solution and the controversial Jewish nation-state bill.

Bennett on Iran nukes: "We're caving in"updated Sat Dec 13 2014 17:44:51

Naftali Bennett says that Iran doesn't enrichment, and the current deal that would be "a disaster for the world."

Bennett on where he & Netanyahu differupdated Sat Dec 13 2014 00:02:44

Naftali Bennett could be Israel's next prime minister. He explains why he would be different from Netanyahu.

On GPS: Reaction abroad to Senate reportupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 23:46:58

Former Gitmo detainee Moazzam Begg believes the Senate torture report will not increase anti-Americanism abroad.

Former Guantanamo detainee on tortureupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 23:41:22

Moazzam Begg, who was held at Gitmo, describes torture he witnessed, which he says matches the Senate report.

Muasher on rendition to Jordanupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 23:24:21

Jordan's former Foreign Minister responds to allegations that his country was a rendition site for U.S. interrogations.

Was Congress complicit in CIA torture?updated Fri Dec 12 2014 23:12:08

Jane Harman says Congress was not "faultless" but was not empowered to exercise oversight over CIA interrogation tactics.

What in the World: China's economic bubbleupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 22:39:47

Is China a bubble about to burst? And what would a slowdown mean for the global economy? Fareed digs in to the data.

Fareed's Take on the Terror Reportupdated Fri Dec 12 2014 22:30:18

Will the release of the Senate torture report hurt U.S. interests abroad? Fareed draws lessons from historical examples.

Yoo on Senate torture reportupdated Thu Dec 11 2014 19:54:26

Fareed asks John Yoo about the extreme techniques mentioned in the report. Did the Justice Dept. authorize them?

Last Look: E-residency in Estoniaupdated Mon Dec 08 2014 17:45:46

Fareed takes a look at e-residency, a new mode of online verification, and hears from the world's first e-resident.

On GPS: Dispatch from a N. Korean schoolupdated Sat Dec 06 2014 14:05:02

Suki Kim details how she got inside a North Korean school and explains the warped worldview of students there.

Kim on North Korea's cult of personalityupdated Sat Dec 06 2014 13:56:26

On GPS, Suki Kim explains why she thinks North Korea is the most horrific place in the world.

Richard Haass on Putin's next moveupdated Sat Dec 06 2014 13:41:02

Russia is facing serious economic woes. Haass debates whether this will make Putin more conciliatory toward the West.

On GPS: Trouble in Russia's economyupdated Sat Dec 06 2014 13:33:30

Chrystia Freeland and David Rothkopf explain the problems in Russia's economy. But how will Putin respond?

On GPS: Fixing the U.S. education systemupdated Sat Dec 06 2014 13:27:11

After 10 years running the NYC school system, Joel Klein offers advice to fix America's broken education system.

What in the World: Race & criminal justice in U.S.updated Sat Dec 06 2014 13:21:05

Americans aren't the only ones concerned about race and the police; Fareed looks at a new report on the U.S. justice system.

Fareed's Take: Reining in the Pentagonupdated Sat Dec 06 2014 13:09:05

Fareed looks at the out-of-control bureaucracy of the Pentagon. Can the new Secretary of Defense rein it in?

Isaacson on teamwork & innovationupdated Wed Dec 03 2014 15:17:44

Walter Isaacson tells Fareed why collaboration is essential to creative innovation.

Thiel on where innovation happens todayupdated Wed Dec 03 2014 15:11:21

On GPS, Peter Thiel says innovation exists on two tracks, where rapid growth occurs primarily in information technology.

Innovation in action: Casper mattressesupdated Wed Dec 03 2014 15:08:49

Fareed takes a look at Casper, a new company trying to disrupt the mattress industry. But will it work?

Thiel on why failure is "overrated"updated Wed Dec 03 2014 15:06:30

Peter Thiel tells Fareed that entrepreneurs should carefully evaluate their ideas; not everyone in Silicon Valley succeeds.

Kalanick on Silicon Valley & failureupdated Wed Dec 03 2014 14:52:45

On GPS, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says people who succeed in Silicon Valley never accept failure, but are flexible.

Last Look: India's kissing protestupdated Wed Nov 26 2014 17:33:15

Fareed Zakaria takes a look at a movement to combat the Indian taboo against public displays of affection by kissing.

On GPS: A failed drug war?updated Mon Nov 24 2014 19:42:17

Fareed talks to former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo & Ethan Nadelmann about the drug war. Is legalization a solution?

What in the World: The state of terrorismupdated Mon Nov 24 2014 18:12:53

A new global terrorism report found that terrorism is on the rise worldwide. But is this cause for worry?

Fareed's Take: America's inherent advantagesupdated Sun Nov 23 2014 11:45:27

Despite negative public perception, the U.S. is posed to stay on top due to natural advantages like waterways. But what about gridlock in D.C.?

Nadelmann on effects of legalizationupdated Sun Nov 23 2014 11:42:01

On GPS, Nadelmann points out the benefits of legalizing pot in the U.S. But what about the expected negative consequences?

Zedillo on the failed drug warupdated Sun Nov 23 2014 11:31:25

Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo tells Fareed that he thinks the drug war has failed "by any obective indicator."

On GPS: Why Napoleon matters todayupdated Sun Nov 23 2014 11:27:33

Historian Andrew Roberts explains why Napoleon Bonaparte is still such an important figure in history.

On GPS, the future of U.S.-China relationsupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 19:15:57

Fareed asks two experts to assess the future of relations between China and the U.S. after the APEC summit.

On GPS: Higher ed moves onlineupdated Mon Nov 17 2014 18:50:19

Fareed asks whether a new wave of online education spell trouble for the current model of higher education in the U.S.

Jon Stewart: CNN is like the doll Chuckyupdated Sun Nov 16 2014 15:01:23

Jon Stewart told Fareed Zakaria why CNN is like the doll Chucky from the infamous horror movie "Child's Play."

On GPS: Stewart on lessons from Rosewaterupdated Sat Nov 15 2014 00:15:11

Jon Stewart explains what lessons can be drawn from a film based on a true story, when the audience already knows the end.

Stewart on his film's portrayal of tortureupdated Sat Nov 15 2014 00:08:12

Jon Stewart tells Fareed why he chose to vividly portray the mental torture Maziar Bahari experienced in the film Rosewater.

Stewart on the Iranian regimeupdated Sat Nov 15 2014 00:03:15

On GPS, Stewart tells Fareed that the Iranian regime is taking a relatively short sighted approach to retaining power.

On GPS: China's new nationalismupdated Sat Nov 15 2014 00:01:34

Fareed talks to policy experts about China's balance between global collaboration and nationalism under Xi.

Jon Stewart on the Arab Worldupdated Fri Nov 14 2014 23:58:42

Stewart, director of Rosewater, tells Fareed he feels many people are trapped between authoritarianism & religious extremism.

Jon Stewart & Maziar Bahari on a nuclear dealupdated Fri Nov 14 2014 23:57:43

Bahari explains why he thinks there won't be a Iranian nuclear deal; Stewart predicts the U.S. political reaction to one.

Can MOOCs actually help personalize education?updated Fri Nov 14 2014 23:53:46

On GPS, the CEO of edX explains how the big data mined from Massive Open Online Courses has the ability to improve education.

Why online ed disrupts the traditional modelupdated Fri Nov 14 2014 23:40:44

On GPS, Butler & Agarwal explain why students are drawn to online higher education: tuition debt & exciting new technologies.

Stewart on Iran's torturers & the Green Movtupdated Fri Nov 14 2014 23:34:45

On GPS, Jon Stewart explains why he portrayed Iranian interrogators as human characters in the film Rosewater.

What in the World: Putin woos Chinaupdated Fri Nov 14 2014 23:19:18

Fareed looks at the economic realities that pushed Moscow into an unequal deal with China.

Fareed's Take: A post-American China?updated Fri Nov 14 2014 23:08:27

Fareed looks at China's attempt to build a new international system. Will it work?

What in the World: How ignorant are we?updated Tue Nov 11 2014 19:18:39

Do Americans actually know what they are voting for? Fareed looks at a new study that shows perception may not align with reality.

On GPS: Is Obama a closet conservative?updated Fri Nov 07 2014 21:23:23

Two conservative debate Obama's legacy. Bartlett says he governs like a liberal Republican; Salam points to progressive legislation.

Fareed's Take: Obama's foreign policyupdated Fri Nov 07 2014 21:13:29

Following steep Democratic losses in the midterm elections, Fareed says Obama needs to focus on the world beyond Washington.

On GPS: Landis on a Syria Solutionupdated Fri Nov 07 2014 21:11:25

Fareed goes 1-on-1 with Syria expert Joshua Landis to discuss an innovative solution to the ongoing Syrian crisis.

Watching the Berlin Wall's fall from the WHupdated Fri Nov 07 2014 21:08:01

Former foreign policy advisers Brent Scowcroft & Charles Powell look at the West's reaction to fall of the Berlin Wall.

Lessig on election corruption in the U.S.updated Mon Nov 03 2014 17:43:07

On GPS, Lessig explains why he thinks campaign finance needs to change in America. The 1% get to choose the candidates.

On GPS, Zak explains the trust moleculeupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 17:31:41

Is trust biological? Paul Zak tells Fareed about the molecule responsible for trust in human relationships.

Fareed & Sam Harris debate on Islamupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 17:31:25

On GPS, Fareed & author Sam Harris discuss Harris' recent comments about Islam in the modern world.

Last Look: What Dems & Republicans shareupdated Mon Nov 03 2014 16:56:20

What do both Democrats and Republicans have in common? Fareed looks at a new Facebook study about what the groups "like".

On GPS: How the U.S. is like Hong Kongupdated Fri Oct 31 2014 20:14:31

Lessig explains why the choice of U.S. candidates is as limited in America as it is in Hong Kong: a corrupt fundraising system.

GPS: Fareed & Sam Harris on Muslim extremistsupdated Fri Oct 31 2014 20:09:32

Fareed & Sam Harris debate whether 20% of Muslims are jihadis or Islamists as Harris contended on" Real Time with Bill Maher."

What in the World: Tech meets real lawsupdated Fri Oct 31 2014 20:06:01

What happens when new technologies face existing regulations? Fareed explains the clash of old laws and new apps.

Fareed & Sam Harris on reforming Islamupdated Fri Oct 31 2014 20:05:48

On GPS, Fareed and author Sam Harris have a debate on the interpretations of Islam and the path to reform.

On GPS: Bourdain's take on Iranupdated Fri Oct 31 2014 20:04:45

What surprised Anthony Bourdain about Iran? He tells Fareed about the people he encountered on his recent trip.

Fareed's Take: Arab states & democracyupdated Fri Oct 31 2014 20:00:53

After Tunisia's elections, Fareed explains why the country has embraced democracy while other Arab States like Egypt have not.

On GPS: The West's role in fighting ISISupdated Fri Oct 31 2014 19:57:34

Should the West help fight ISIS or is it a local sectarian dispute? Bernard-Henri Lévy and Rashid Khalidi debate on GPS.

On GPS: Lessons from the marshmallow testupdated Tue Oct 28 2014 17:33:10

Walter Mischel, the brains behind the "marshmallow test,"explains what a child's self-control means for future success.

On GPS: Freeland on the Ottawa shootingupdated Sun Oct 26 2014 11:58:30

Chrystia Freeland, a Canadian member of parliament, describes what she experienced on Parliament Hill during the shooting.

Fareed's Take: Radicals in Islamupdated Sun Oct 26 2014 11:56:32

After the shooting in Ottawa, Fareed asks what draws disturbed people to the radical interpretations of Islam.?

Last Look: Understanding accentsupdated Fri Oct 24 2014 20:39:35

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

On GPS: Marshmallow test 50 years laterupdated Fri Oct 24 2014 20:36:29

Famed psychologist Walter Mischel discusses how self-control in childhood can predict where a person will end up in life.

On GPS: Obama's presidency & his legacyupdated Fri Oct 24 2014 20:29:04

An expert panel debates whether Obama lived up to the high expectations for his presidency. What will his legacy be?

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.

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 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."