Fareed Zakaria / Politics

The rise of Putinism

NEW YORK -- When the Cold War ended, Hungary occupied a special place in the story of the revolutions of 1989. It was the first country in the Soviet orbit to abandon communism and embrace liberal democracy. Today it is again a trendsetter, ...

The World's Great No-Show

NEW YORK -- The Ukraine crisis has shone a spotlight on one of the glaring gaps in the world right now -- the lack of a strategic and purposeful Europe. The United States can and should lead on the response to this conflict but nothing can really ...

Not the Worst of Times

NEW YORK -- The world seems very messy these days, which might be an occasion to examine the broad forces producing the turmoil. But in Washington, of course, it becomes one more opportunity for partisanship. "I do believe that the things we're ...

In Syria, First Do No Harm

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration's decision to seek $500 million to train and fund elements of the Syrian opposition has been greeted with bipartisan support in Washington. The general consensus is that if the administration had done this ...

Hillary's Really Hard Choice

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton's problem is not her money. Despite the media flurry over a couple of awkward remarks she made, most people will understand her situation pretty quickly -- she wasn't born rich but has become very rich -- and are ...