Fareed Zakaria

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GPS special "Long Road to Hell: America in Iraq" re-airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNN: https://t.co/9XjGN43Xwc

NASA meets Humans of New York


Global Gender Gap Index 2015. The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality)










Helping the Escaped Slaves of ISIS

Dohuk, Iraq

There are few therapists working today in Iraq, where mental health is a low priority in a country battling the jihadists of Islamic State, or ISIS. But in a nondescript apartment in this Kurdish city nestled in the mountains of northern Iraq, German psychologist Jan Ilhan Kizilhan runs …


Secretary Kerry on the Paris climate summit


Fareed's Take: How to defeat ISIS

Islamic State (ISIS)

French Ambassador to U.S. on Paris' "joie de vivre"


Fareed's Take: Terror in Paris

In the wake of the tragic Paris attacks, Fareed asks how the West should respond to ISIS's attempts to terrorize.

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BBC Radio 4 - Today, 'The Greatest National Anthem in the World, Ever'

In an act of solidarity in the wake of the Paris attacks, France's national anthem will be sung by English as well as French fans when the two nations' football teams meet at Wembley.

Historian Simon Schama explains how the power and emotion of La Marseillaise makes it the greatest national anthem …

UK News

Dealing with the Islamic State demands patience, not panic

Henry Kissinger has noted that in his adult lifetime, the United States has fought five major wars and began each one with great enthusiasm and public support. But in each of them, Americans soon began to ask, “How quickly can you withdraw?” In three of these conflicts, he says, the United States …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Blindsided: How did ISIS grow so fast?

Islamic State (ISIS)

Blindsided: The ISIS propaganda machine

In a clip from "Blindsided," Fareed explores ISIS' use of the Internet to spread its menacing message and how it attracts followers.


Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World to air TONIGHT, Nov. 17 on CNN/U.S. and CNN International #FZGPS

The origins of the terror group known as Islamic State or ‘ISIS,’ and what they want, are explored by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, in a one-hour special, Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World, tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

Deputy National Security Advisor for …

Fareed Zakaria

CNN is re-airing our GPS special on ISIS tonight: https://t.co/idpYNdgQsA

Last Look: A piano in Paris


How to defeat ISIS

(CNN) — CNN Opinion asked a range of contributors for their take on last week's attacks in Paris and how the war on ISIS must change if the U.S. and its allies want to defeat it. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.

Fareed Zakaria: What does ISIS want?

The …


David Frum on refugee crisis after ISIS attacks in Paris


ISIL: Who’s Calling the Shots?

Read the Islamic State’s propaganda and you wonder if the followers might be getting ahead of their caliph.

At last count, France had contributed thousands of foreign fighters to the civil war in Syria, the vast majority as foot soldiers of the Islamic State. These include countless young miscreants …

International Relations

U.S. 'reasonably certain' drone strike killed ISIS mouthpiece 'Jihadi John'

(CNN)He hid his face, but "Jihadi John" was the English-speaking voice of ISIS. His twisted, videotaped taunts and acts of terrible cruelty -- beheading hostages who had gone to the Middle East to report stories and help others -- symbolized the Islamist militant group's depravity and …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Secy. Kerry on the Peshmerga offensive in Sinjar


Trump exploits a crack in the GOP’s foundation

Today’s conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump’s best days are behind him and that his poll numbers will soon descend. Maybe. But Trump has come to represent something fundamental about the Republican Party: the growing gap between its leaders and its political constituency. Even if he …

Donald Trump

Kerry on Obama's strategy to defeat ISIS

John Kerry