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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True Paperback – September 11, 2012

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GOP candidates bash China at our own peril

(CNN)The Republican rhetoric on China, Mexico and immigration reveals a breakdown of the party's ideological vision and internal discipline. For decades, Republicans have favored internationalism, engagement and free markets. In 2016, it is quite possible that the party's nominee will be populist, …


On GPS: Will the Iran deal help or hurt Iranians?

What does the nuclear deal mean for Iranians? An all-star panel debates what the deal will do for dissidents and political moderates alike.

Middle East

Republican candidates bash China at our own peril - The Washington Post

As 17 Republican candidates try to get noticed, and 16 of them struggle to compete with The Donald, perhaps we should not be surprised to hear crazy rhetoric and outlandish ideas. In recent days, Chris Christie has proposed that all legal visitors to the United States be tracked every minute, like …


On GPS: When a Jewish journalist goes to Iran

Larry Cohler-Esses, a reporter for a Jewish publication who was granted a visa to Iran, tells Fareed what he learned and what life is like for Jews there.

Middle East

On GPS: Debating Obama's foreign policy legacy

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, & Elliott Abrams, a former Bush adviser, debate the effect of Obama's foreign policy on the international order.


Getting Asia Moving without Contributing to Climate Change

The Asian Development Bank is helping developing countries in Asia and the Pacific re-think the way people and goods are moved within and across …


Fareed Zakaria on the Knowledge Economy

From Russia to Iran, the consequences of the global oil bust - The Washington Post

While we have been watching the Islamic State and discussing Iran, something much bigger is happening in the world. We are witnessing a historic fall in the price of oil, down more than 50 percent in less than a year. When a similar drop happened in the 1980s, the Soviet Union collapsed. What will …


The Arabs: A History Paperback – April 12, 2011

What in the World? Making people make babies

Countries around the world are trying to promote procreating to help stagnant, aging populations. Fareed takes a look at some of the innovative measures.

On GPS: Gen. McChrystal's checklist for leadership

Retired General Stanley McChrystal explains what it takes to be a good leader, from personal discipline to empathy.


Sen. Schumer’s illogical case against the Iran deal - The Washington Post

Dear Sen. Schumer,

When you announced your decision to vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, you explained your reasons in a nearly 1,700-word statement that is thoughtful in substance and civil in tone. And yet, in the end, I found it unconvincing.

Fareed Zakaria writes a foreign affairs …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Helen Mirren on playing Hillary Clinton

Dame Helen Mirren has played queens and secret agents. But how would she approach the challenge of playing Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton

Last Look: Summer heat

Fareed Zakaria looks at the extreme summer heat, and explains why it might be here to stay.

Fareed Zakaria

On GPS: Why happier employees mean higher profits

Zeynep Ton tells Fareed about a counter-intuitive job strategy: invest in workers to help company profits.

Time Warner

What in the World: Women in combat

Fareed takes a look at women who serve in combat roles globally and questions why the United States hasn't followed suit.

Fareed's Take on global oil prices

Fareed considers how falling oil prices may affect petro-states so quickly it could produce enormous turmoil and uncertainty in an already anxious world.


5 ways the world will look dramatically different in 2100 - The Washington Post

Think the world is crowded now? You haven’t seen anything yet.

The world is expected to add another billion people within the next 15 years, bringing the total global population from 7.3 billion in mid-2015 to 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion by 2100, according to new …



‘The Shape of the New,’ by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot


Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World

By Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

492 pp. Princeton University Press. $35.

The world has been horrified but also puzzled by the rise of ISIS. How does one comprehend its brutality and success? What is its likely path? In …


Wesley Clark on how to confront Russia on Ukraine

Retired General Wesley Clark tells Fareed that Putin has played the U.S. on Ukraine, and that the U.S. needs to be strategic about negotiating with Russia.


What does a world without full-time jobs look like? - Aug. 22, 2015

Will common jobs be replaced by new technology?

The most common occupation among American men is driving. But the advent of the driverless car could put lots of cab drivers, truck drivers and limo drivers out of work in the not-so-distant future.

Automation may also replace the jobs of many retail …

Job Interviews

Fareed talks Trump to a former presidential candidate

Former GOP candidate Jon Huntsman thinks that Trump represents the angry political class. Currently, there is a loud, brash, big Trump vote.

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Gun Laws Associated With Lower Suicide Rates

A new study has found that four gun laws are significantly associated with lower rates of firearm suicide.

Researchers gathered data on the presence or absence of four firearm laws in each state: waiting periods for gun purchases, background checks for purchase or licensing, hand gun locks, and …

Gun Control