Fareed Zakaria / Politics

Where George W. Bush Was Right

NEW YORK -- Yemen's descent into chaos -- with jihadi groups jumping in to fill the vacuum of authority -- has startled many observers. Just months ago, the White House was touting the country as a model for its anti-terrorism campaign. But Yemen'...

Israel's Threat From Within

NEW YORK -- In an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" soon before he was re-elected as Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu was asked if he was offended that the White House tweeted one of my columns, pointing out that for 25 years, Bibi ...

Bibi's Peter Pan Strategy on Iran

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the United States Congress was eloquent, moving and intelligent in identifying the problems with the potential nuclear deal with Iran. But when describing the alternative to it, ...

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 ...