Zakaria: Time for positive foreign policy

Obama and Modi hug  fter they jointly addressed the media after talks, in New Delhi.

(CNN)India is the most significant example of the benefits of positive foreign policy, but there are other important ones as well. Indonesia is Asia's next-most populous democracy — with the world's largest Muslim population. Here, too, America is deepening a relationship with a country that was once suspicious of Washington but is now far more welcoming of it — particularly of this president.

The most remarkable opportunity presents itself in Mexico. Thirty years ago, Mexico was defined by its anti-Americanism. Politicians routinely blamed the U.S. government and CIA for everything from riots and disorder to bad weather. And it wasn't just the regime — the public shared in the suspicion of Yankee imperialists.
Today Mexico is a different country.