Fareed Zakaria / Politics

The Case for Openness

NEW YORK -- Even some of those who have supported the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report agree that it could damage American interests abroad. And opponents of the report are sure that, in Sen. Ted Cruz's words, it "will...

A Pentagon Out of Control

NEW YORK -- Chuck Hagel may not have been able to work with the ever-more powerful National Security Council staff, but this discussion of personalities misses the point. The key to success for a secretary of defense today is the ability to manage...

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, ...