Fareed Zakaria / Politics

Land of Immigrants

NEW YORK -- Opponents of President Obama's recent action on immigration -- as well as of any kind of legalization policy for undocumented workers -- often argue that these initiatives are not fair to America's legal immigrants. These people, it is...

The Genius of America

NEW YORK -- Two-thirds of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, a poll number that has not shifted much in three years. The midterm election results were just another reflection of this pervasive discontent. And yet, if one looks at...

China's Growing Clout

NEW YORK -- As Moscow continues to send its forces into Ukraine, it seems clear that Vladimir Putin's Russia presents America and the West with a frontal challenge. But in the longer run, it is not Russia's overt military assault but China's ...

Finally, a Foreign Policy President?

NEW YORK -- Despite this week's elections, President Obama has the time and scope to do big things over the next two years. But they will have to be in the world beyond Washington. Next week's trip to Asia would be a good place to start. In fact, ...

The Tunisia Success Story

NEW YORK -- More than 20 years ago, the scholar Samuel Huntington established his famous "two turnover test" for fledgling democracies. A country can only be said to be a consolidated democracy, he argued, when there have been two peaceful ...

The Case For a Snowden Trial

NEW YORK -- "CitizenFour," the newly released documentary about Edward Snowden, is engrossing mainly because we get to see, up very close, the man behind the controversy. And he comes off well -- thoughtful, articulate, a bit nervous but ...