The crackdown on protesters in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain is a rash move that will enrage many of its people and cost the regime international prestige, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Amid the violent clashes taking over Cairo's Tahrir Square, dozens line up to pray as men carry away the wounded.
America's job crisis is a result of decades of shopping on credit and underinvesting in research to fuel new industries, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
The enhanced presence of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is working to increase stability in that nation and could set the stage for troop withdrawals to begin next summer, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
President Barack Obama should have negotiated a more fiscally responsible deal with Republicans on extending tax cuts, analyst Fareed Zakaria says.
The United States and China could play a crucial role in helping finally to resolve the conflict that plagues the Korean Peninsula, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Will America's political leaders grasp the chance to begin taming the long-term budget deficit offered by the recommendations of a presidential commission? Analyst Fareed Zakaria says the deficit-cutting proposals by the panel's chairmen provide an excellent place to start.
Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner says he will keep fighting for the middle class, despite "political realities."
President Obama's trip to Asia comes at a time when major powers in the region are welcoming a greater U.S. role to counter China's increasingly assertive stance, says CNN analyst Fareed Zakaria.
President Obama has invited Republicans and Democrats in Congress to a meeting to discuss how "to move the American people's agenda forward," but analyst Fareed Zakaria says he sees little prospect the two sides will reach a compromise on key economic issues.
Technology and globalization are putting the jobs of millions in America's middle class at risk, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria says we have to believe "we are masters of our destinies" in order to restore the American dream.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has started talks with representatives of the Taliban, a move that analyst Fareed Zakaria says could bring an end to the nine-year-long war.
The world's two biggest economies are facing off over tensions that could ignite a trade war and lead to a catastrophic split between the United States and China, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Most Americans oppose it, but the government's bailout of Wall Street appears in hindsight as a heroic rescue that kept the world economy from collapsing, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, prompted the U.S. to take sensible security measures and launch a justified counterattack against al Qaeda, says analyst Fareed Zakaria. But he says they also led to an overreaction that continues today.
Fareed Zakaria, the CNN host and Newsweek columnist, has returned a prestigious prize to the Anti-Defamation League, another rebuke for the esteemed civil rights group's opposition to an Islamic center near ground zero.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria weighs in on the proposed Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero.
President Obama's decision to follow through on plans to reduce the American troop level in Iraq to 50,000 and shift away from combat missions is a sign that he believes America's energy and resources can better be used elsewhere, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
A whistle-blower website has published what it says are U.S. military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan.
The tens of thousands of secret documents released this week by WikiLeaks.org don't provide major new insights into the Afghanistan war, and the media response to the disclosures has been "vastly overdone," says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
The eruption of new controversy over the release last August of a Libyan man convicted in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, is a "media firestorm" that threatens to distract Washington from more pressing issues, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to HSBC Chief Economist Stephen King about stimulus versus austerity.
Britain's new coalition government has embarked on a budget-deficit cutting strategy that is bold, brave and potentially very risky, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
To get businesses to start hiring, President Obama needs to persuade them that the United States is still a good place to invest, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
President Obama's decision to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus is "a masterstroke," says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
A Pentagon estimate that Afghanistan is home to nearly a trillion dollars in sought-after minerals is good news, but it provides no assurance that the nation is on its way to peace and productivity, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
President Obama's stepped-up focus on the Gulf oil disaster and his hardline rhetoric against BP are accomplishing little and risk distracting the White House from other urgent responsibilities, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Gordon Brown resigned as British prime minister Tuesday, paving the way for David Cameron to replace him.
Passengers arriving in Dubai aboard the flight the Times Square suspect was removed from discuss their experience.
With a week to go, the United Kingdom election looks a lot closer than people expected when the campaign began. But the real suspense may lie in what the next prime minister does in office, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.
International Correspondents discuss whether social media has had a big impact on the UK Elections.
Federal regulators have filed a "very weak" case against the Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs, relying on hindsight to bolster the charges at a politically sensitive time, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
The health care law signed Tuesday by President Obama is designed to provide health insurance coverage for tens of millions of uninsured Americans but it carries a big risk, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Israel's government is missing an opportunity to secure the country's future and build a coalition of nations to counter increasing Iranian influence, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.
As a nationwide strike highlights Greece's painful effort to fix its finances, much of the rest of the world is confronting an equally sobering reality, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
This weekend's Iraqi election is testing the strength of the nation's young democracy and could be a turning point in the history of the Middle East, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Coalition forces have scored gains on the Afghan battlefield. Taliban leaders are on the run in neighboring Pakistan. But there's no sign of political progress in Afghanistan, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on a devastating attack on the heart of the Afghan capital.
A new report saying that Iran could be secretly working on a nuclear weapon is a major development, but not one that should lead the U.S. to consider a military strike against the Tehran regime, according to analyst Fareed Zakaria.
The solutions to America's long-term budget deficits are surprisingly simple, but they're politically unthinkable in today's Washington, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
President Obama can get his administration back on track by rethinking health care reform and putting his focus squarely on boosting the economy, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
In the wake of the failed Christmas Day airplane bombing, President Obama ordered speedy reviews of how the air security system failed and the Transportation Security Administration began enhanced screening for passengers traveling through 14 nations.
When President Obama announced plans Tuesday to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, it appeared to be a major escalation of the war in that country. But, foreign affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria says that the United States may in fact be "scaling down" the goals of the military operation.
Three American hikers detained by Iran are facing espionage charges, according to Iranian officials.
A top Taliban political leader delivered a message Friday to U.S. President Obama, calling his attempt to lure away Taliban fighters with money "an old weapon that has failed already."
Afghanistan's president is downplaying accusations of widespread fraud in his country's recent elections, but he's emphasizing the importance of a runoff for the sake of ensuring peace and stability in his nascent and war-torn democracy.
The Dow carved out another one-year high Thursday, as rising oil prices and a late-session rally in commodity stocks overshadowed any bank sector weakness after Citigroup and Goldman Sachs' profit reports.
Lisa Gibson, who lost her brother in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, sat down the other day with the man many blame for the notorious attack: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
The United States is significantly overhauling Bush-era plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, based partly on the latest analysis of Iran's offensive capabilities, President Obama said this week.
Two service members with the NATO-led force were killed in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said Friday.
Senior members of the Palestinian Fatah party have suffered a serious upset in a vote to determine the party's key decision-making body.
The pace of economic decline slowed substantially in the second quarter, as the U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 1 percent, far less than it did in the first quarter, according to a government report released Friday.
Security forces dispersed a crowd gathering to protest the country's regime Tuesday at a square in Iran's capital.
President Obama reached out to Africa earlier this week with a wide-ranging address praising the continent's steady achievements, but he called its persistent violent conflicts "a millstone around Africa's neck."
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi issued a defiant statement Thursday, again insisting the controversial June 12 presidential election was a "fraud," Iran's government-funded Press TV reported.
The decisive margin of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the June 12 election stunned many observers and angered his opponents' supporters, who in the ensuing days took to the streets in protest by the hundreds of thousands.
Voters turned out in heavy numbers Friday in Iran's election. Some lined up before polls opened, and others waited more than three hours under the hot sun to cast their ballots.
President Obama delivered his long-awaited and wide-ranging speech Thursday on American and Muslim relations, offering a hand of friendship to Islam and addressing an array of quandaries and conflicts dividing the two cultures.
Fareed Zakaria gathers Muslims from around the world to talk about President Obama's speech in Cairo.
North Korea has test-fired a short-range missile off the country's east coast, a South Korean military source said Friday.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took the oath of office Friday for a second consecutive term after winning a mandate for his Congress party.
A Taliban spokesman issued threats and ultimatums against Pakistani officials this week, as the country's military continued its offensive against the militant group in the Swat Valley.
The Dalai Lama says the key to stopping violence around the world is to stop "destructive emotion."
Pakistan's military struck back this week at militants in Taliban-held areas.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks exclusively about Obama's foreign policy with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
Taliban militants, who implemented Islamic law in Pakistan's violence-plagued Swat Valley last week, have now taken control of a neighboring district 60 miles (less than 100 kilometers) from the capital, Islamabad.
The Afghan government will change a law that critics say legalizes rape within marriage for Shia Muslims, President Hamid Karzai told CNN Thursday.
Syrian Ambassador Imad Moustapha talks to Fareed about peace between Syria and Israel.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is pushing a 2010 Pentagon budget that reflects major changes in Defense Department priorities.
Former Secretary of State James Baker weighs in on Pres. Obama's performance thus far.
President Obama is halfway through his first 100 days in office and, although he has focused primarily on domestic policy, he also has made a number of foreign policy moves.
Stocks retreated Friday, building on the previous day's declines, after the Dow closed at its lowest point in more than six years.
Zakaria speaks with Afghan Pres. Karzai for a wide-ranging interview, including his opinion of the Obama administration.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said that with a resurgent Taliban, a still-flourishing drug trade and a border with Pakistan believed to be home base for al Qaeda, Afghanistan can't afford for U.S. troops to leave any time soon.
Fareed Zakaria gives his commentary on the effect the recent election in Iraq will have on the Arab world.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition won most of the provinces in last week's local elections, and an underdog prevailed in Anbar, the largely Sunni Arab province, election officials said Thursday.
CNN Fareed Zakaria comments on the mood of the world economic forum in Davos Switzerland.
Thousands turned out to greet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his return home from Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, a day after a heated exchange with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres over Israel's military campaign in Gaza.
President Barack Obama offered more detail on his plan to restore economic growth Friday, saying the economic stimulus program being debated in Congress is just one of at least three parts to his recovery plan.
In his final public address from the White House, a reflective President George W. Bush on Thursday recalled the ups and downs of his eight-year tenure while predicting a bright future.
The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush has won some hearts in neighboring Iran, where one cleric dubbed the act "the shoe intifada (rebellion).
Fareed Zakaria discusses India's response to terror attacks, and what Pakistan needs to do to avoid potential conflict.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria speaks with Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata about India's resolve to protect itself from more attacks.
World leaders unveiled a set of sweeping plans Saturday aimed at tackling the ever-expanding economic crisis, which has roiled financial markets worldwide.
Fareed Zakaria discusses the Afghanistan war and the unpleasant choices that lie ahead for President-elect Obama.
Trailing in the polls, Sen. John McCain will travel to seven states in one day as his presidential campaign enters its final hours, the Republican nominee's campaign manager announced Friday.
Fareed Zakaria discusses why, despite the economic crisis, we should remain optimistic.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria gives his thoughts on the global financial crisis and wonders if American capitalism is dead.
U.S. stocks joined a worldwide selloff at Friday's open, with the Dow down about 400 points, as a wave of anxiety about a global recession sent investors heading for the exits.
The crisis in global financial markets will top the agenda as finance ministers from the world's top industrialized nations and central bank governors meet in Washington.
Fareed Zakaria sits down with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for an exclusive interview.
President Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Friday outlined a series of far-reaching steps, likely to cost hundreds of billions of dollars, aimed at stemming a widening financial crisis that is roiling the financial markets and undermining confidence in the banking system.
Vice President Dick Cheney said this week the United States firmly backs NATO membership for Georgia, telling Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili that Washington will help his country rebuild its democracy and economy after last month's conflict with Russia.
The International Criminal Court announced this week it is seeking an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Between the mortgage crisis, record high oil prices and a lackluster stock market, Americans are not exactly confident about the economy. CNN spoke with world affairs analyst and author Fareed Zakaria about his view of the situation.
Amid allegations of Iranian aid to Iraqi insurgents, Iran's effort to build a nuclear bomb and a report on an increase in U.S. covert operations in Iran, analyst Fareed Zakaria takes a look at possible changes in the country's leadership and assesses the threat Iran could pose to Mideast stability.
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