Fareed Zakaria / Politics

An Enclave Strategy

NEW YORK -- Can Iraq hold together? It's worth examining what is happening in that country through a broader prism. If you had looked at the Middle East 15 years ago, you would have seen a string of strikingly similar regimes -- from Libya and ...

Who Lost Iraq?

WASHINGTON -- It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point. The forces hostile to the government have grown stronger, better equipped and more organized. And having now secured arms, ammunition and hundreds of millions ...

The Perils of Leaning Forward

WASHINGTON -- The controversy over Bowe Bergdahl has largely obscured what should have been an important initiative by the Obama administration. The president's trip to Poland was one more step in what is going to be the central task of American ...

Obama's Leadership is Right for Today

WASHINGTON -- "Because of unsure and indecisive leadership in the field of foreign policy, questions are being raised on all sides," the writer declared, adding that the administration was "plagued by a Hamlet-like psychosis which seems to ...

China's 21st-Century Challenge

NEW YORK -- Vladimir Putin might be a 19th-century statesmen, using old-fashioned muscle to get his way, but it has become clear that Chinese President Xi Jinping goes one step further, comfortably embracing both 19th- and 21st-century tactics.

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On India, Challenges Ahead

NEW YORK -- Barack Obama's pivot to Asia has been widely praised. But many critics wish that he would infuse the policy with greater substance and energy. In fact, the administration has the opportunity to fill in one of the great missing pieces ...