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Fareed's Take: Solving gun deaths with gun control

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in Lafayette, LA, Fareed calls for more gun regulation.


Why did Iran sign on to a deal that will weaken its regional hold? - The Washington Post

Vali Nasr is dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran see it as a license for Tehran to wreak havoc in the region. Freed from economic pressure and flush with financial resources, the thinking goes, Iran can be …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution Hardcover – April 22, 2014

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On GPS: A Nobel Prize winner on child labor

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi digs into the data on child labor to explain why he is optimistic that the problem is improving.

Child Labor

What in the World: Turkey's fight against ISIS

Turkey may have increased airstrikes against ISIS, but Fareed asks why other Middle Eastern nations aren't doing more to combat the terror organization.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia on King Salman

Robert Jordan, who served in Saudi Arabia after 9/11, tells Fareed how Salman, the man who is now king, reacted to the attack.

Saudi Arabia

Message Of China's Meltdown: The Growth Miracle Is Over

Markets: China's stock market retreat has turned into a panic and, despite massive intervention, its government is helpless. Fact is, after a long …


Change your gun laws, America - The Washington Post

Since 9/11, the United States has responded aggressively to the danger of terrorism, taking extraordinary measures, invading two countries, launching military operations in many others, and spending more than $800 billion on homeland security. Americans have accepted an unprecedented expansion of …


Fareed Zakaria: The solution to gun violence is clear - The Washington Post

Announcing Wednesday that he would send proposals on reducing gun violence in America to Congress, President Obama mentioned a number of sensible gun-control measures. But he also paid homage to the Washington conventional wisdom about the many and varied causes of this calamity — from mental …


On GPS: Will there be war with China?

On GPS, Kevin Rudd and Thomas Christensen explain the dynamics behind tension between China, the U.S., and the Asian allies. But will it come to war?


Shapiro on how to clone a mammoth

Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro tells Fareed about her work in "de-extincting" or resurrecting extinct creatures.

Fareed Zakaria on Mullah Omar

Fareed discusses the Iran deal and reports of the death of Mullah Omar.

Fareed Zakaria

On GPS: A dire warning on climate change

James Hansen, who first sounded the alarm on global warming, explains his new research on how catastrophic sea level rises could destroy coastal cities.

Climate Change

Understanding Iran: Everything You Need to Know, From Persia to the Islamic Republic, From Cyrus to Ahmadinejad Kindle Edition

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Fareed Take's: Debating the Iran deal in Congress

The Obama administration made a calculated bet that Iran will comply with the deal, but people in Congress who disagree are taking the real gamble.

Middle East

What in the World: Japan to re-militarize?

Should Japan pass new legislation to re-militarize? Fareed looks at the impact this would have on Asian and international politics.


The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power 1st Edition

On GPS: Energy Secretary Moniz on terms of Iran detail

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz responds to critics of the Iran detail, explaining why he is confident in the inspection access and centrifuge infrastructure.

Middle East

On GPS: Krugman on impact of a Grexit

Krugman says Greece will likely exit the Euro, which would neither be trivial nor spark a crisis like 2008 all over again.

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Air pollution costs European economies US$ 1.6 trillion a year in diseases and deaths, new WHO study says

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A staggering US$ 1.6 trillion is the economic cost of the approximate 600 000 premature deaths and of the diseases …


How Can Greece Take Charge?

If there’s one message that Greece should take away from its recent confrontation with the euro zone, it’s that it will never get the help it really needs. Assuming that the deal goes through, Greece should be able to reopen the banks and keep the economy from total collapse. But, with that economy …


Counting the Cost of Energy Subsidies

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Counting the Cost of Energy Subsidies

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July 17, 2015

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