Can Hillary Clinton win?

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, June 9, 2016 Hillary Clinton has had a good run in recent days. She delivered her best speech yet, secured the Democratic nomination, beat Bernie Sanders in California and received President Obama’s endorsement. But will this last? Can she win in November? Some scholars believe that the outcome of a presidential … Continue reading

How long will we ignore Syria’s suffering?

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, June 2, 2016 As the conflict in Syria has raged and spilled over its borders, I have been skeptical that there is an American military solution to the complex political and religious problems at the heart of the crisis. I remain skeptical and am glad that the Obama administration has been … Continue reading

America is still great — but it needs to stay strong

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, May 26, 2016 Donald Trump’s positions on public policy have shifted over the years, months, even days. On Sunday, he managed to express two contradictory thoughts within one sentence: “I don’t want to have guns in classrooms, although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly.” But on one … Continue reading

The winding down of the start-ups

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, May 19, 2016 PALO ALTO, Calif. — Silicon Valley has more than 23,000 start-ups, at least according to the networking site AngelList. It certainly feels that way when you’re in Palo Alto. But it turns out that this place is the exception to a worrying trend. It is by now well … Continue reading

The failures of success

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, May 12, 2016 Iraq is collapsing as a country. This week’s bombings in Baghdad, which killed more than 90 people, are just further reminders that the place remains deeply unstable and violent. There is a lesson to be drawn from this, one that many powerful people in Washington are still resisting. … Continue reading

How would Trump fare as America’s CEO?

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, May 5, 2016 At the heart of Donald Trump’s appeal is his fame as a successful businessman. It’s why most of his supporters don’t worry about his political views or his crude rhetoric and behavior. He’s a great chief executive and will get things done. No one believes this more than … Continue reading

Trump defines foreign policy down

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, April 28, 2016 After Donald Trump’s “major” foreign policy address, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), said that he was very impressed, extolling “the broadness, the vision” of the speech. The Wall Street Journal said it was “serious.” The National Interest’s Jacob Heilbrunn opined that the … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: The devil we know

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, April 14, 2016 Should the United States cut its ties to Saudi Arabia? The question emerges amid fresh controversies and President Obama’s recent visit to the kingdom. I’ve been a critic of Saudi Arabia for decades, but despite all the problems, I think the United States is better off with the … Continue reading

A transformational president?

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, April 7, 2016 In an interview during the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama said that Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of the United States in a way that Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton did not. Clearly, Obama aspired to be a transformational president, like Reagan. At this point, it’s fair to say … Continue reading

Radical before they were religious

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, March 31, 2016 The attacks in Brussels, on the heels of those in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have stoked an already white-hot debate about Islamic terrorism in the United States. Many in the West, including the two Republican presidential front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), urge a campaign … Continue reading

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