As the world’s most successful political party ends

NEW YORK – Britain’s Tories are arguably the most successful political party of the modern age. The Conservatives have ruled Britain for nearly 60 of the 90 years since 1929 (the country’s first...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

The cancerous consensus in today’s Washington

You often hear that in these polarized times, Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on almost everything. But the real scandal is what both sides agree on. The best example of this might be the...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Are we on the road to another Middle East war?

NEW YORK – The best illustration of the incoherence of the administration’s strategy toward Iran came last week in a White House press release. “There is little doubt that even before the deal’s...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Assaults on central banks will leave us naked

NEW YORK – Around the democratic world, there is a struggle taking place that might end up the most damaging and long-lasting consequence of this era of populism. Elected leaders – from Donald...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Anti-Semitism is like cancer in the Islamic world

NEW YORK – In recent weeks, attention has focused on two freshman Democratic members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom are Muslim and have made critical statements about...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

American left must find its voice on Venezuela

NEW YORK – The Trump administration faces a test in Venezuela. It must pursue a foreign policy that helps usher out the odious regime of Nicolas Maduro without triggering a backlash against...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Not the best of all possible worlds – but close

NEW YORK – This year’s World Economic Forum, more than usual, prompted a spirited round of elite-bashing, which has now become the trendy political posture on both right and left. On one side,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

What Khashoggi’s deaths says about America

NEW YORK – The apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi tells us something important about Saudi Arabia. But it also tells us something important about America. First, Saudi Arabia. As has been often...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Zakaria: There is only one way out of Afghanistan

NEW YORK — Donald Trump campaigned as someone who wanted to get America out of the Middle East. But he also cast himself as a tough guy, and his initial instincts in office were to show force –...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Trump lost immigration battle, may win the war

NEW YORK – Democrats are exultant that Donald Trump had to reverse his policy of separating immigrant families at the border. And there is good reason to celebrate: The policy was mean-spirited and...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

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