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Fareed Zakaria / Politics

Our New International Tension

NEW YORK -- Russia's aggression in Ukraine has had the effect of unifying the Western democracies, at least in their robust condemnation of the action. But travel further afield and one sees a variety of responses, which foreshadow the great ...

Our Ever-Changing World

NEW YORK -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine has brought to the fore an important debate about what kind of world we live in. Many critics charge that the Obama administration has been blind to the harsh realities of the world because it believes, as ...

Why (This Time) Obama Must Lead

WASHINGTON -- The crisis in Ukraine was produced by two sets of blunders, neither emanating from Washington. The European Union's vacillations and, most significantly of course, Russia's aggression created the problem. But it will be up to ...

America's Role in a Changing World

NEW YORK -- As America navigates a changing world, the people who seem to be having the greatest difficulty with the adjustment are the country's pundits. Over the last few weeks, a new conventional wisdom has congealed on the op-ed pages -- that ...

The Party of Gridlock

NEW YORK -- I have sometimes been described as a centrist. And I freely admit to believing that neither side of the political spectrum has a monopoly on wisdom or virtue. But sometimes, reality points firmly in one direction. Watching the ...

On Iran, Compromise Needed

WASHINGTON -- After Iran and the major powers signed on to an interim deal on Tehran's nuclear program, expectations were high. Over the last week, they have fallen sharply as Iranian officials have made tough public comments, Israel's prime ...