Fareed Zakaria

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Dr. Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, "a longtime supporter of sending more troops to Iraq, has called it quits [on the war in Iraq]. 'It is time to ... recognize that the Iraqi government has failed… [and] ... that America’s mission in Iraq has substantially failed.'" [1][2]


According to the bio posted on his website FareedZakaria.com (last updated May 2006), as editor of Newsweek International, Zakaria oversees all of Newsweek's editions abroad, writes a regular column for Newsweek, which also appears in Newsweek International and often in The Washington Post.

Zakaria is "a member of the roundtable of ABC News' 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos' as well as an analyst for ABC News. And he is the host of a new weekly PBS show, 'Foreign Exchange' which focuses on international affairs. "Major funding" for this show is "provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional support from the Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York." [3] In 2005, the Ford Foundation gave the show $300,000 via the World Security Institute.

"His most recent book, 'The Future of Freedom,' was published in the spring of 2003 and was a New York Times bestseller and is being translated into eighteen languages. He is also the author of 'From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role' (Princeton University Press), and co-editor of 'The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World' (Basic Books).

"Zakaria has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and the webzine Slate. He has won several awards for his columns and essays, in particular for his October 2001 Newsweek cover story, 'Why They Hate Us.' In 1999, he was named 'one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century' by Esquire Magazine.

"Prior to being at Newsweek, Zakaria was managing editor of Foreign Affairs, the leading journal of international politics and economics. He has also taught international relations and political philosophy, in various capacities, at Harvard, Columbia, and Case Western universities. He currently serves on the boards of Yale University, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations among others.

"He received a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He lives in New York City with his wife, son and daughter."


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Website: http://www.fareedzakaria.com/

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By Fareed Zakaria


Articles & Commentary

  • Book Chapter, jamesforest, accessed January 20, 2011.