Fareed Zakaria / Politics

How to Fight an Ideological War

AMMAN, Jordan -- Washington is getting enthusiastic about an ideological war these days: not between Democrats and Republicans -- that's old news -- but rather between Americans and radical Islam. Many of those who spent the past several weeks ...

The Limits of the 'Islamic' Label

NEW YORK -- President Obama stands accused of political correctness for his unwillingness to accuse groups like the Islamic State of "Islamic extremism," choosing a more generic term, "violent extremism." His critics say you cannot fight an enemy ...

The Russian Wild Card

NEW YORK -- The deal announced Thursday to end the fighting in Ukraine will face the same obstacle the previous such agreement has faced -- how to ensure that Russia will abide by it. Frustrated by Russia's continued support for Ukrainian ...

Deny the Islamic State What it Wants

Once again, an Islamic State murder leads to fears that it is winning, and calls to do more. Fox News' Bret Baier captured the mood when he said of the latest video: "Horrific and barbaric, as well as calculating and skilled at high-tech ...

The Power of Positive Foreign Policy

NEW DELHI -- President Obama's trip to India was strategically important, symbolically resonant and deftly executed. But it coincided with a snowstorm in some Northeastern states, so it struggled to get airtime and ink in the United States. In ...

Keep Calm and Carry On

DAVOS, Switzerland -- The conversation at Davos is often dominated by economics, and this year it's no different. But the shock of the Paris terror attacks lingers, and discussions at the World Economic Forum here often turn to radical Islam. I ...