Fareed Zakaria / Politics

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 ...

An Enclave Strategy

NEW YORK -- Can Iraq hold together? It's worth examining what is happening in that country through a broader prism. If you had looked at the Middle East 15 years ago, you would have seen a string of strikingly similar regimes -- from Libya and ...

Who Lost Iraq?

WASHINGTON -- It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point. The forces hostile to the government have grown stronger, better equipped and more organized. And having now secured arms, ammunition and hundreds of millions ...