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The Retreat of Western Liberalism Hardcover – June 6, 2017

On GPS: Can North Korea sanctions succeed?

Victor Cha, Georgetown's Director of Asian Studies, tells Fareed why China is the "key player" in successfully enforcing sanctions against North Korea.

North Korea

Rahm Emanuel grades the Trump administration

Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff, tells Fareed what he sees as the key difference between the Obama and Trump administrations: experienced staffers.

Rahm Emanuel

5 Reasons Why America Is Still a Strong Liberal Democracy

In 1997, Fareed Zakaria wrote an important article for <i>Foreign Affairs</i> detailing the rise of “illiberal democracy” around the world. He contrasted the …

George W. Bush

The Politics of Emergency

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Fareed Zakaria about his career as a journalist, Samuel Huntington’s “clash of …

Foreign Policy

The United States is stumbling into another decade of war

While we have been focused on the results of special elections, the ups and downs of the Russia investigation and President Trump’s latest tweets, under the radar, a broad and consequential shift in U.S. foreign policy appears to be underway. Put simply, the United States is stumbling into another …

Middle East

What in the World: Fixing U.S. infrastructure

Fareed on why Trump's plan to fix America's roads, airports, dams and more by cutting taxes won't work, and how to tackle the problem effectively.

News (U.S.)

Why the markets are up, despite political chaos

On GPS, economist Ruchir Sharma tells Fareed why the U.S. stock market can continue to rise despite political instability.

United States

Churchill and Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks

About Churchill and Orwell<p><b>The New York Times Bestseller.</b><p><b>A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the</b> …


Irish peacemaker on reconcilation after shooting

After James Hodgkinson shot at Congressional Republicans, Irish peacemaker Padraig O'Malley tells Fareed it's critical to humanize "the other."


Fareed's Take: Polarization in wake of shooting

In the wake of the shooting at Congressional Republicans, Fareed gives his take on the increasing political polarization dividing America.


GPS Web Extra: How Americans can unify

David Blankenhorn, activist and president of Better Angels, tells Fareed how his organization brings people together despite political differences.


The country is frighteningly polarized. This is why.

Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction. I am struck not simply by the depth of …

Julius Caesar

What in the World: Trump & the Qatar Quarrel

Fareed digs in to why Arab nations are ganging up on one of their own - Qatar - and what President Trump's new foreign policy has to do with it.

Foreign Policy

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? Hardcover – May 30, 2017

Haass on Paris withdrawal: "This is about politics"

Why did Trump pull out of the Paris accords? CFR president Richard Haass tells Fareed that "this is sybmolic" because he wants to "disrupt" the global order.


Fareed's Take: Trump fights Comey hearing

After James Comey's testimony, Trump vowed to fight back. Fareed gives his take on why 'Trump's impulse to "win" could be bad for American democracy.

James Comey

On GPS: Where do UK Conservatives go from here?

After the snap election proved disastrous for PM Theresa May's Conservative party, George Osborne tells Fareed what's next for the party.


Freeland on Canada's leadership on world stage

After President Trump decided to pull out of the Paris accords, Canada's Foreign Minister tells Fareed how Canada will step up its role as a world leader.

World Politics