Foreign Affairs Cover Story: Can America Be Fixed?
Fareed Zakaria looks at the new crisis of democracy.
TIME Cover Story: 'Obama's World'
(January 30, 2012)
Fareed Zakaria sits down with President Obama to discuss American foreign policy.
TIME Cover Story: When Will We Learn?
(November 14, 2011)
Either fix our schools or get used to failure.
The Post-American World 2.0
The New York Times bestseller, revised and expanded with a new afterword: the essential update of Fareed Zakaria's international bestseller about America and its shifting position in world affairs.
"This is not a book about the decline of America but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies there have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. The 2008 financial crisis turned the world upside down, stalling the United States and other advanced economies. Meanwhile China, India, Brazil, and other emerging markets have surged ahead faster than before, coupling their economic growth with pride, nationalism, and a determination to shape their own future. In this new, 2.0 edition, Zakaria updates the original and makes sense of this rapidly changing world. He brings his trademark lucidity and intelligence to bear on America's toughest problem: in a new global era where the United States no longer dominates the worldwide economy, orchestrates geopolitics, or overwhelms cultures, can the nation continue to thrive?
TIME Cover Story: How to Restore the American Dream
(October 21, 2010)
The can-do country is convinced that it can't.
TIME Cover Story: How Lessons of Iraq Paid Off in Libya
Winning from Behind: How The Lessons of Iraq Paid Off in Libya
Time cover story: The Great American Downgrade
Why The Debt Crisis Has Hurt Growth and Our Position in the World
(August 8, 2011)
TIME Cover Story: What If He Doesn't Go? Gaddafi's Last Stand
(March 24, 2011)
Fareed Zakaria asks, "How will the U.S. Get out of Libya?"
TIME Cover Story: Yes, America Is in Decline
(March 3, 2011)
Fareed Zakaria asks, "Are America's best days behind us?"
TIME Cover Story: Why There's No Turning Back in the Middle East
(February 17, 2011)
Why Fareed Zakaria feels that this time in the Middle East, it's different.
TIME Cover Story: Revolution. And What It Means for the Middle East
(February 3, 2011)
Fareed Zakaria asks, "Can democracy work in the Arab world?"
TIME Cover Story: Wen's World
(October 7, 2010)
The Real Challenge from China: Its People, Not Its Currency
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Newsweek Cover Story: How Bin Laden Lost the Clash of Civilizations
(February 12, 2010)
The Untold Story of the Triumph of Muslim Moderation.
Newsweek Cover Story: The Post-Imperial Presidency
(December 6, 2009)
Our role as a strong and successful superpower is to make it possible for good things to happen—not just for Afghan schoolgirls, but for millions around the world.
Is America Loosing its Mojo?
(November 14, 2009)
Innovation is as American as baseball and apple pie. But some traditions can't be trademarked.
Newsweek Cover Story: Containing a Nuclear Iran
(October 3, 2009)
Zakaria says it's time to clarify the debate over Iran and its nuclear program.
Newsweek Cover Story: Theocracy and Its Discontents
(June 20, 2009)
For three decades, the Iranian regime has wielded its power through its religious standing, effectively excommunicating those who defied it... For millions, perhaps the majority of Iranians, the regime has lost its legitimacy.
Newsweek Cover Story: The Capitalist Manifesto
(June 13, 2009)
A case for why capitalism is still the world's most productive economic engine.
Newsweek Cover Story: Learning to Live With Radical Islam
(February 28, 2009)
We don't have to accept the stoning of criminals. But it's time to stop treating all Islamists as potential terrorists.
Newsweek Cover Story: How to Salvage Afghanistan
(January 31, 2009)
We're better at creating enemies in Afghanistan than friends. Here's how to fix that—and the war, too.
Newsweek Cover Story: How To Fix The World
(Dec. 8, 2008)
Wanted: A New Grand Strategy - The next U.S. president faces a unique opportunity to put in place an architecture of peace for the 21st century.
Newsweek Cover Story: The Bright Side
(October 11, 2008)
The crisis has forced the United States to confront bad habits developed over the past few decades. If we can kick those habits, today's pain will translate into gains.
The Post-American World
"This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important work on the era we are now entering. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures. He sees the "rise of the rest," the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil, Russia, and many others as the great story of our time, and one that will reshape the world. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, largest-selling movies, and most advanced cell phones are all being built outside the United States. This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and potentially international problems. How should the United States understand and thrive in this rapidly changing international climate? What does it mean to live in a truly global era? Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.
(Source: W.W. Norton)
Newsweek Cover Story: What Bush Got Right
For the next president, simply reversing this administration's policies is not the answer.
Newsweek Cover Story: The Rise of the Rest
It's true China is booming, Russia is growing more assertive, terrorism is a threat. But if America is losing the ability to dictate to this new world, it has not lost the ability to lead. This cover story is an excerpt from Zakaria's latest book, The Post-American World.
Newsweek Cover Story: India Rising: Asia's Other Powerhouse Steps Out
China's got company. Bursting with energy, India's having its moment in the sun. In this Newsweek cover story, Fareed Zakaria looks at what this means for America, and the world.
Newsweek Cover Story: After Bush
Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria writes an essay about restoring America's place in the world after the Bush administration hands the reins over to a new president. Zakaria also discusses presidential hopefuls and his hopes that they will not make the same mistakes of the past or follow the same route as the Bush administration. As a whole, the United States needs to move past its fear of being attacked by terrorists and focus on how to best respond and bounce back. "To recover its place in the world, America needs to recover its confidence," Zakaria writes.
Newsweek Cover Story: Rethinking Iraq: The Way Forward
It is past time to confront reality says Zakaria. To avoid total defeat, the United States must reduce and redeploy its troops and nudge the Iraqis toward a deal. In this cover story, he explains how.
Newsweek Cover Story: The Earth's Learning Curve
In this essay, written exclusively for Newsweek's Special Edition, "The Knowledge Revolution: Issues 2006," produced in cooperation with the World Economic Forum, Zakaria explains how the spread of knowledge defines our times and what nations that learn faster need to do, not only to prosper, but to endure.
Newsweek Cover Story: China's Might
Great powers are not born every day. The list of current ones, "America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia," has been mostly the same for two centuries. Now China has arrived, its rise no longer a prediction but a fact. With its epic growth, how soon until China rivals U.S. pre-eminence? In this cover story, Zakaria investigates whether the world can handle a second superpower.
Newsweek Cover Story: What Bush Got Right
Slowly but surely, from Iraq to Lebanon, there is cautious optimism in the Arab world in the wake of President Bush's pre-emptive war against Saddam, a war that has, along with Arafat's death, given fresh urgency to the push for freedom. In this cover story, Zakaria explains "where Bush was right" and how, if he can overcome "the little stuff, change the world."
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
Liberty and Democracy. The two go hand in hand in popular thinking, fused by more than two hundred years of U.S. history. More democracy means more freedom. Or does it? At a time when democracy is transcendent, the one political system whose legitimacy is unquestioned, this deeply important book points out the tensions between democracy and freedom. "...A work of tremendous originality and insight," said The Washington Post.
(Source: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.)
Newsweek Cover Story: So What's Plan B?
When a truck bomb ripped into the U.N.'s Baghdad compound, terrorists killed more than 20 people and took the violence in Iraq to another level. In a special report, Zakaria explores why Washington's "plan A' for the peace isn't working, and offers prescriptive solutions.
Newsweek Cover Story: How to Win the Peace
Improving on Saddam's rule, says Zakaria, will be easy. "(Hint: Don't gas people.)" Democracy, on the other hand, will take hard work. "Don't believe that oil riches will make it easier," warns Zakaria. "And above all, don't rush in."
Newsweek Cover Story: Why America Scares the World
America's unprecedented power scares the world, and the Bush administration has only made it worse. Dr. Zakaria explains how we got here and what we can do about it.
The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Foreign Affairs, the most widely circulated journal of foreign policy, this remarkable collection gathers the most important essays from the past and present issues.
From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role
What turns rich nations into great powers? How do wealthy countries begin extending their influence abroad? These questions are vital to understanding one of the most important sources of instability in international politics: the emergence of a new power. Political scientist Fareed Zakaria seeks to answer these questions by examining the most puzzling case of a rising power in modern history--that of the United States.
Newsweek Cover Story: After the Evil
In this Newsweek cover story, Dr. Zakaria explains why Washington's hands-off approach must go, and why the first step to undermining extremism is to prod regimes into economic reform.
Newsweek Cover Story: Why They Hate Us
(October 11, 2001)
This Newsweek cover story is a comprehensive examination of anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, which ultimately led to the September 11th attacks. In this Special Report, Dr. Zakaria tells us what we must do as a nation to prevent such tragic events from occurring in this and future generations.