Fareed Zakaria / Politics

The Game-Changer in Fighting the Islamic State

WASHINGTON -- If President Obama truly wants to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, he is going to have to find a way to collaborate with Iran -- the one great power in the Middle East with which America is still at odds. Engagement with Iran -...

Will Modi's Impact Endure?

NEW DELHI -- Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister, radiates confidence. He has the first outright majority in India's parliament in 30 years. The public lauds him, world leaders court him, and the Bombay Stock Exchange continues to soar. But ...

Can the Islamic State Be Defeated?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Here we go again. The United States has declared war on another terrorist group. President Obama's speech Wednesday night outlined a tough, measured strategy to confront the Islamic State -- which is a threat to the region and ...

Why They Still Hate Us

WASHINGTON -- Watching the gruesome execution videos, I felt some of the same emotions I did after 9/11. Barbarism is designed to provoke anger and it succeeded. But in September 2001, it also made me ask a question, "Why do they hate us?" I tried...

A Second Sunni Awakening?

ISTANBUL -- What are the strengths of the Islamic State? I posed this question to two deeply knowledgeable observers -- a European diplomat and an American former official -- and the picture they painted is worrying, though not hopeless. Defeating...

The Fantasy of Middle Eastern Moderates

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton was expressing what has become Washington's new conventional wisdom when she implied, in her interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic, "moderates" might have prevented the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and ...