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Brzezinski on the Israeli ground attackupdated Sun Jul 20 2014 14:48:09

On GPS, Brzezinski callls Israel's escalation strategy in Gaza "a serious mistake." How will the U.S. respond?

Fareed's Take: Asymmetric warfareupdated Sun Jul 20 2014 14:29:44

Fareed looks at Russia's strategy of using pro-Russian rebels to destabilize Ukraine. But could this tactic backfire?

GPS: Krugman on the U.S. economyupdated Fri Jul 18 2014 17:50:31

While Krugman says the economy is finally improving, he tells Fareed the outlook is "more half empty than half full."

What in the World: BRICS Bankupdated Fri Jul 18 2014 17:48:27

The 5 BRICS countries announced the formation of a new bank that would rival the World Bank. Fareed explains why.

On GPS: Krugman grades Obamaupdated Fri Jul 18 2014 17:47:04

Fareed asks Paul Krugman to grade President Obama's domestic policy performance so far. Is Obama acing the test?

On GPS: Is Obamacare working?updated Fri Jul 18 2014 17:46:06

Paul Krugman tells Fareed that Obamacare is exceeding expectations and proving to be a "workable policy."

Fareed answers viewers' questionsupdated Wed Jul 16 2014 19:17:53

Fareed responds to questions about the Middle East, U.S. relations with allies, and trends in American foreign policy.

Last Look: A cover-up on a Russian rubleupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 15:28:58

A politician wants to change the image of the Bolshoi on a banknote. Fareed explains Russia's new trend of conservatism.

GPS: What Crimea & Kuwait have in commonupdated Fri Jul 11 2014 22:08:35

Carl Bildt discusses parallels between the invasions of Crimea and Kuwait. But will the intl response be the same?

Can Israel-Palestine conflict be solved?updated Fri Jul 11 2014 22:07:38

On GPS, Bret Stephens says big ideas for solutions to the conflict have been "well-explored" with no success.

What In the World: The Almighty Dollarupdated Fri Jul 11 2014 22:05:46

A French bank will pay a $9B fine to the U.S. Fareed explains the U.S.'s economic nuke: control of the reserve currency.

Fareed's Take: Obama's Syria Solutionupdated Fri Jul 11 2014 21:48:07

Obama wants to aid the Syrian rebels. But history suggests this may not be able to change a crisis decades in the making.

What spying on Germany says about USupdated Fri Jul 11 2014 20:24:40

After Germany expelled a top CIA spy, Richard Haass & Bret Stephens explain why spying on the U.S. ally was "sloppy."

Bildt on Russian-EU relationsupdated Fri Jul 11 2014 20:02:00

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt explains the dynamics between Europe & Russia. And where does Ukraine fit in?

Last Look: Erdogan's campaign logoupdated Mon Jul 07 2014 12:56:12

Turkish Prime Minster Erdogan's campaign logo looks familiar. Fareed looks at how Obama's campaign has influenced others.

Gerges on U.S. role in Iraqupdated Thu Jul 03 2014 17:49:01

How should the U.S. respond to violence in Iraq? Fawaz Gerges agrees with Obama's policy of limited involvement.

What in the World: America's Ex-Im bankupdated Thu Jul 03 2014 17:48:27

Congress may not renew the Export-Import bank. Fareed explains how this decision would disadvantage the U.S. economy.

On GPS: Is soccer bad for the U.S.?updated Thu Jul 03 2014 17:47:14

Peter Beinart tells Fareed that America's growing interest in soccer reflects a shift toward a cosmopolitan worldview.

On GPS: A new MidEast mapupdated Thu Jul 03 2014 17:46:39

Robin Wright explains the "combustible situation" in the MidEast, where rival tribes & religions threaten modern borders.

Where America Works: Sioux Fallsupdated Thu Jul 03 2014 17:46:39

In part 2 of a 5-part series, Fareed goes to a boom town with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

Fareed's Take: The rise of nationalismupdated Thu Jul 03 2014 17:46:06

Fareed takes a look at the troubling rise of nationalism across the world. What explains this trend?

On GPS: Is 2014 another 1914?updated Thu Jul 03 2014 14:19:47

Are today's geopolitical tensions reminiscent of the outbreak of WWI? Fareed asks if history will repeat itself in 2014.

Whose tweets are most influential?updated Mon Jun 30 2014 17:40:28

As India's new PM Narendra Modi gains Twitter followers, Fareed asks which leader's tweets have the highest retweet rate.

Rubin & Paulson on climate change reportupdated Fri Jun 27 2014 21:36:04

Former Treasury Secretaries Rubin & Paulson say ignoring climate change is dangerous, so people need to act quickly.

Robert Rubin on solving climate changeupdated Fri Jun 27 2014 21:31:07

Former Treasury Secretary Rubin says the risk of climate change is catastrophic, and needs to be tackled "on all fronts".

Former Secy. Paulson on Republican partyupdated Fri Jun 27 2014 21:28:32

Paulson, Bush's Treasury Secretary, thinks many Republicans would favor reforming issues climate & immigration.

Treasury secretaries on economic recoveryupdated Fri Jun 27 2014 21:18:40

Former Secretaries Rubin & Paulson say the recovery is slow but crucial structural reforms are stalled by DC dysfunction.

What in The World: Iraq's "tea party"updated Fri Jun 27 2014 20:52:31

Al-Maliki refused this week to form a govt to appeal to Sunnis. Why? Reliance on radical Shiite support may explain it.

Fareed's Take: Hillary Clinton's dilemmaupdated Fri Jun 27 2014 20:50:32

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016, should she run on President Obama's coattails or on a message of change?

Where America Works: Houston's Diversityupdated Fri Jun 27 2014 20:49:12

In the first of a 5-part series, GPS looks at what works in America. First stop: Houston, the U.S.'s most diverse city.

On GPS: How is 2014 like 1914?updated Fri Jun 27 2014 20:45:43

John McLaughlin says 2014 and 1914 have similar global dynamics: a tinder box, a rivalry and increasing globalization.

Last Look: Spain's thrifty coronationupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 17:34:37

After Prince Felipe became King Felipe VI of Spain, Fareed explains why the ceremony was a more muted, austere event.

Fareed's Take: A Plan B for Iraqupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 20:54:54

Fareed argues that given a united Iraq is unlikely. Instead, the U.S. should support the country's enclaves of stability.

On GPS: U.S. Involvement in Iraqupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 20:38:55

Robert Clarke discusses the political implications of the U.S. aiding the Shia government in Iraq.

GPS: How the Civil Rights Act was Passedupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 20:38:21

Fareed speaks to historian Robert Caro about how the Civil Rights Act got through Congress in the turbulent year of 1964.

On GPS: What Putin didn't count onupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 20:37:40

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen discusses the united Western response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

What in the World: Fixing Inequalityupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 20:36:51

Is raising the minimum wage the best way to address poverty? Fareed argues for a better way to help the working poor.

Last Look: Thai junta creates happiness?updated Mon Jun 16 2014 16:39:02

Can the Thai military government impose happiness after the coup? Fareed looks at efforts to improve morale.

What in the World: FIFA's profitsupdated Sun Jun 15 2014 12:34:07

Fareed explores why FIFA and other multi-billion dollar sports organizations hold tax-exempt status.

Fareed's Take: Who lost Iraq?updated Sun Jun 15 2014 12:28:35

As militants overtake key cities in Iraq and threaten Baghdad, Fareed takes a look at causes for the surge in conflict.

On GPS: Terrorism in Pakistanupdated Fri Jun 13 2014 19:02:34

In a 1-on-1 interview, Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid discusses the country's "half-hearted fight with terrorism."

On GPS: A sinking island nationupdated Fri Jun 06 2014 19:20:56

Fareed talks to Kiribati's president about how climate change & rising sea levels are threatening his country.

What in the World? Teeth & SCOTUSupdated Fri Jun 06 2014 19:13:43

Why is teeth whitening an important case for the Supreme Court? Fareed explains that licensing can hurt the economy.

On GPS: What is Bergdahl feeling?updated Fri Jun 06 2014 19:08:54

Fareed asks David Rohde, who was a Taliban captive for 7 months, how he escaped & what he felt after returning home.

Fareed's Take: Is deterrence enough?updated Fri Jun 06 2014 18:47:04

How should Obama confront other rising powers? Fareed argues modern foreign policy requires deterrence & integration.

On GPS: A new way to solve problemsupdated Wed Jun 04 2014 15:29:12

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of "Freakonomics," tell Fareed why it's important to "think like a freak."

Kristof on legacy of Tiananmen protestsupdated Tue Jun 03 2014 16:03:09

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Nick Kristof remembers the democratic uprising and its impact.

Last Look: The mafia & the economyupdated Tue Jun 03 2014 15:36:15

What can the mafia do for you? Fareed looks at Italy's decision to include the underground economy in GDP calculations.

On GPS: Abdullah on Afghan stabilityupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 16:32:54

Fareed asks Dr. Abdullah, Afghan presidential front-runner, about the Taliban, relations with Pakistan, & corruption.

On GPS: Abdullah Abdullah on U.S. forcesupdated Mon Jun 02 2014 16:17:20

Fareed Zakaria interviews Abdullah Abdullah, a front-runner in Afghanistan's election, about U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Abdullah on corruption in Afghanistanupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:39:29

On GPS, Abdullah says corruption is a "serious challenge" that must be addressed beginning with the government.

GPS: Abdullah on AfPak relationsupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:37:28

Abdullah on GPS: Recognizing that Afghanistan and Pakistan share a common threat is necessary for regional stability.

Abdullah on relations with the Talibanupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:36:19

On GPS, Abdullah says genuine attempts to negotiate with the Taliban will be important for the future government.

GPS: Abdullah on Afghan civilian deathsupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:35:22

Abdullah says he believes civilian deaths caused by U.S. troops were not deliberate, as some critics suggest.

Abdullah on U.S. troop # in Afghanistanupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:31:45

Fareed asks Abdullah Abdullah how many U.S. troops must remain to achieve U.S.-Afghan security & training goals.

GPS: Ghani on corruption in Afghanistanupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:27:45

Ghani presents his ideas for how to tackle corruption, beginning with a zero-tolerance policy at the top.

GPS: Ghani on relations with the Talibanupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:26:40

Ghani says political dialogue with the Taliban will be necessary to attempt to resolve conflict and key divisive issues.

On GPS: Ghani on AfPak relationsupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:25:24

Ghani says the fight against extremism and the Taliban will require cooperation between regional powers.

GPS: Ghani on Afghan civilian casualtiesupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:23:57

Amidst criticism that U.S. troops killed civilians, Ghani says troops staying in Afghanistan will play a different role.

Ghani on # of U.S. troops in Afghanistanupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:21:14

Ghani tells Fareed U.S. troops are needed for counterterrorism measures, training and maintaining relationships.

Ghani on Bilateral Security Agreementupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:18:05

Ashraf Ghani tells Fareed he would sign the BSA if elected, allowing U.S. forces to maintain a presence in Afghanistan.

Fareeds Take: American Foreign Policyupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:14:28

What does the world need from the U.S.? Foreign policy involves more than the use of military force.

What in the World: Afghanistan's Futureupdated Fri May 30 2014 22:13:01

Find out why Fareed is optimistic about Afghanistan's direction as he interviews the country's presidential candidates.

On GPS: Career advice for millennialsupdated Fri May 30 2014 15:20:55

Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso, tells Fareed the traditional rules she learned by following an unconventional path.

On GPS: WIll cable TV viewers "unbundle?"updated Fri May 23 2014 23:18:15

Jeff Bewkes tells Fareed that cable packages are actually are a good bargain and streaming limits a viewer's choices.

Bewkes on television's second golden ageupdated Fri May 23 2014 22:56:47

Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner's chairman & CEO, tells Fareed TV is thriving because "television is taking over the Internet."

Bewkes on television's second golden ageupdated Fri May 23 2014 22:55:47

Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner's chairman & CEO, tells Fareed TV is thriving because "television is taking over the Internet."

On GPS: Will Ukraine detach from Russia?updated Fri May 23 2014 22:48:06

George Soros tells Fareed extricating Ukraine from Russia will be difficult because it would undermine Putin's regime.

Soros on Russian ethnic nationalismupdated Fri May 23 2014 22:41:17

George Soros says Russia has emerged as an E.U.-alternative as Putin fosters ethnic nationalism reminiscent of fascism.

Last Look: Solving the world's problemsupdated Fri May 23 2014 22:10:30

What's the world's biggest issue? Voters pick a problem; whoever solves it will win a prize from the new Longitude Prize.

What in the World? Liberal Arts educationupdated Fri May 23 2014 22:00:45

What's the value of a liberal arts education? Fareed explains that it teaches you how to write, speak, and learn.

Fareed's Take: Why China challenges U.S.updated Fri May 23 2014 21:57:03

Fareed explains why China poses a challenge; it uses cyber tactics of the 21st century & power politics of the 19th.

Last Look: Language use in U.S.updated Tue May 20 2014 16:12:58

What languages do people speak in your state? Fareed looks at a new Slate article that breaks down the data.

On GPS: Drones, drones and more dronesupdated Mon May 19 2014 16:51:52

In a 1-on-1 interview, former U.S. counterterror official Richard Clarke talks about the rising danger of drones.

The controversy behind India's next PMupdated Fri May 16 2014 19:36:29

While Modi was head of Gujarat, the Indian state grew rapidly but suffered a brutal religious riot. Airdate 12/29/13

Is Geithner a future Fed Chair?updated Thu May 15 2014 18:27:00

On GPS, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he doesn't want any more jobs in the public life.

On GPS: Did regulations weaken recovery?updated Thu May 15 2014 18:25:47

Timothy Geithner says the new regulations were necessary & just, and that they helped create a stronger economy.

On GPS: Who did the bailout help?updated Thu May 15 2014 18:13:28

Did the bailout help Wall St. at Main St.'s expense? Timothy Geithner explains the strategy was to prevent unemployment.

Last Look: Wall Street of Flowersupdated Mon May 12 2014 13:52:34

Where do globalization & Mother's Day meet? Fareed looks at a Dutch auction house trading many of the world's flowers.

On GPS: Are we in a stock market bubble?updated Fri May 09 2014 21:32:32

Steve Rattner says expensive stocks, like Twitter, are more representative of a "bubblet" than a bubble.

On GPS: Islamic extremism & womenupdated Fri May 09 2014 21:29:41

Nick Kristof says Nigerian terror group Boko Haram benefits from the willingness of extremists to oppress women.

Griswold on Nigerian terror groupupdated Fri May 09 2014 21:22:58

Eliza Griswold calls Boko Haram's leader a lunatic, and says the schoolgirls' abduction is about "thuggery", not Islam.

Kissinger on Russia's global integrationupdated Fri May 09 2014 21:14:47

Kissinger says it is in everyone's interest to include Russia in the world order, despite Putin's "excessive" actions.

Fareed's Take: Obama's foreign policyupdated Fri May 09 2014 20:44:19

Obama's foreign policy approach has allowed him to avoid the mistakes of past leaders. But has he done enough?

GPS: Did Putin plan the Crimea invasion?updated Fri May 09 2014 20:41:12

In this web extra, Henry Kissinger tells Fareed that Putin's invasion of Crimea was a response to Ukraine protests.

What in the World: Is China #1?updated Fri May 09 2014 20:40:32

A new study suggests China could soon pass the U.S. as the world's top economy. But Fareed says not so fast.

Leonhardt on U.S. middle class declineupdated Tue May 06 2014 13:05:53

On GPS, David Leonhardt explains the stagnation of the US middle class & digs into the data on gender gaps in education.

Last Look: Lights out in Pakistanupdated Tue May 06 2014 13:04:08

Pakistani P.M. Sharif learned no one is above the law when his lights were turned off because of unpaid electric bills.

What in the World? Sharia Law in Bruneiupdated Sat May 03 2014 01:23:52

What motivated one of the richest nations in the world to adopt a criminal code known for its harsh penalties?

Cohen on U.S. sanctions against Russiaupdated Sat May 03 2014 01:21:58

David Cohen explains the strategy behind imposing sanctions against Russian businesses. Will they be effective?

Fareed's Take: America's Skills Gapupdated Sat May 03 2014 01:20:33

Education may be the solution into American inequality. A new study suggests the U.S. is failing to close the skills gap.

2011: Ground zero mosque developer speaksupdated Wed Apr 30 2014 15:11:01

In 2011 CNN spoke to the developer of Park51, the ground zero mosque.

Morris on the world's unstable futureupdated Fri Apr 25 2014 21:08:30

On GPS, find out why Ian Morris predicts the next generation may be "the most dangerous in the history of the world."

Morris on GPS: War makes peaceupdated Fri Apr 25 2014 21:06:37

Historian Ian Morris says war has been shown to drive processes that lead to the formation of peaceful societies.

On GPS: Donilon on U.S. "Asia Pivot"updated Fri Apr 25 2014 21:05:07

Tom Donilon, an architect of the U.S. Asia Pivot, says he sees success in U.S. efforts to strengthen ties with Asia.

Last Look: The lasting Iron Curtainupdated Fri Apr 25 2014 21:00:25

For one population on the German-Czech border, the divide between East and West remains as strong as 25 years ago.

What in the World: Women and the economyupdated Fri Apr 25 2014 20:58:37

Is female labor participation the most important recent economic trend? Fareed explores the effect of more women working.

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."

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