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Fareed Zakaria

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


The Islamic State is not as strong as the current hysteria suggests.

  • Nov 19, 2015

The presidential candidate is offering constituents what most other Republican leaders are not.

  • Nov 12, 2015

In a few months, the United States will again have to decide whether to back down or double down.

  • Nov 5, 2015

Tunisia, the Arab Spring’s only success, offers an alternative to the extremism of the Islamic State.

  • Oct 29, 2015

How did Canada's new prime minister do it?

  • Oct 22, 2015

If history is any indication, the United States should not follow Russia’s lead.

  • Oct 15, 2015

The Afghan insurgency is armed by its neighbor which has one of the world’s most powerful armies.

  • Oct 8, 2015

Unlike the West, Russia’s Vladi­mir Putin has a clear strategy for action.

  • Oct 1, 2015

In his attention to the poor, the pontiff exemplifies Christianity as much as Jesus Christ.

  • Sep 24, 2015
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Fareed Zakaria writes a foreign affairs column for The Post. He is also the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. Before being named to his position at time in October 2010, Zakaria spent 10 years overseeing Newsweek’s editions abroad and eight years as the managing editor of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of “The Post-American World” (2009) and “The Future of Freedom” (2007). Born in India, Zakaria received a B.A. from Yale College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He lives in New York City with his wife, son and two daughters.
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