July 18th, 2014
09:34 AM ET

Fareed Zakaria answers your questions

Watch"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

Fareed Zakaria answers readers’ questions on the U.S. role in the world, whether Iraq would have been more stable if Saddam Hussein hadn’t been removed from power, the NSA’s spying on Germany and whether the borders in the Middle East are outdated.

Do you believe there’s a shift toward isolationism in the United States?

I think there’s a shift toward less involvement and engagement in the world. Some of this is unfortunate. It shows up, for example, in the suspicion towards trade, towards immigrants. But for the most part, I think Americans retain a healthy openness to the world and a healthy openness to America being engaged in the world.

When people shout about isolationism, it’s worth remembering that the United States – with the support of the American people – still maintains thousands of troops in foreign countries, in dozens of bases around the world. We have 60 treaty alliances. In many of them we’re committed to the defense of these countries – from Japan, to South Korea, to Germany. That doesn’t seem to me the story of a country that is isolationist and has withdrawn from the world.

But it’s true that from certain heights, especially after 9/11 – where the United States was, in my view, too engaged, and too engaged in the details and nation building operations in many, many parts of the world – we’re drawing back, and that draw back has some public support.

So, I’m not ready to wave the flag of isolationism, I don’t see it. But I do think in some areas there are some troubling signs. The part that worries me most is about trade and people, because the thing that has historically made the United States so strong has been its ability to open itself up to ideas, to people, and then to adapt and adjust and become stronger from that.

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  1. chri§§y

    Ya know @ Butch its one thing to SAY you want to kill people...but an entirely different thing when you actually do it! And THAT is what Israel is doing!!! They ARE actually killing dozens of innocent people! On top of that they now have the audacity to blame it on Iran!!!

    July 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Reply
    • Tatiana Girma

      You will never know the real truth. I am not on either side, but it seems that Israel has to survive. Surrounded by all anti-Israel states in the entire Middle East – good luck to anyone!

      July 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm | Reply
      • Jim

        Israel most certainly hast the "right to survive"as does any group of people including the Palestinians. The US and Israel have been allies for decades and rightfully so.....However, Our policy in the Middle East has been less than objective and dictated by voting blocks in the country. A more even handed approach over the years might, quite possibly, have led to a peaceful settlement where both side have been given equal respect. Think of it this way.....If their were as many Arabs/ Palestinians living in the Us as their are Jews, our foreign policy would definitely be different than it has been......Now, let's see just how long it takes before I am labeled "antisemitic."

        July 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm |
      • mumtazhussain

        israel is land of palestinians.that is truth.israel will be destroyed by jesus

        August 17, 2014 at 11:40 pm |
      • mumtazhussain

        jesus is coming to tell truth

        August 18, 2014 at 1:02 am |
      • Iqbal Chaudary Tufail

        I believe it is not Israel that has survived it is our support, moral, physical (arms) and monetary that has enabled Israel to be what it is today. What we have lost is money and moral superiority. In a way all terrorists organization sprung up because of our absolute support of Israel ( lip service to Palestinian rights, aspirations and dignity) and our short term foreign policy that changes with every event.
        In my opinion our support has weakened Israel's position, from a oppressed to aggressor.
        In the fast changing geopolitical (also monetary) international scene Israel ( Zionist government's ideology) has not much support,internationally as well domestically, even though we do realize however unable to combat this entrapment, partly due to Jewish activism ( including media) and financial support of political candidates and support by christian religious ideology, things most probably are changing specially with young generation.

        September 5, 2014 at 4:08 pm |
    • Frederic Champagne

      I like Obama and what he said about the situation in Israel-Gaza,Chrissy it takes two not to get along.Have you tried not
      to get along by yourself alone?Pretty hard to do isn'it?You are very active over cnn website,seem to me!What happened
      over 9|11 was an attack of extreme muslim terrorists,fanatics i must say!Not jews,not Israel!

      I don't uderstand your mentality though over Iran a country whom have a lot of hatred toward U.S. and quite different
      values from the western world!We're trying to solve problems with iran in getting closer and along to bridge gaps!

      I don't know whether you are muslim yourself or not though I have the values of U.S.,Canada, the western world!Prefer
      Israel to Hamas and terrorists!Although it takes two not to get along!

      July 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm | Reply
      • mumtazhussain

        you are right

        August 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm |
    • mumtazhussain

      need peace

      August 17, 2014 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      true

      August 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      izrael means angel of death

      August 18, 2014 at 12:58 am | Reply
  2. norma dosky

    farid you are the worst political analyst because you are soooooo biased towards Israel. you do neither Israel nor the arabs (from which you have sprung) any favors. American media is so biased towards Israel that no honest, intelligent analysis can be made. as for the Ukraine. who are you to tell the people of this country what is good for them? neither the usa or Russia can make any decisions that affects the lives of the ukranian people. I only hope that they are wise enough to know what is in their best interest and follow it.

    July 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm | Reply
    • dmf

      The global condemnation in last few days has not been able to stop Israel 's war on occupied Gaza . Israel using U. S. supplied weapons system , in hugely disproportionate response , with attacks by Air power weapons , tanks and ground forces on densely populated Gaza , killings over 500 innocent civilians including women and children . Fareed is an Indian – American , this is about his career and credibility .

      July 21, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Reply
      • mumtazhussain

        there public condemnationation of izrael in world. but izraeli do not care they have every govt in their hand

        August 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm |
    • bolkalia

      You are absolutely dead on about Zakaria's complete pseudo loyalty to a chosen few. His idea of any analysis is so motivated by bias that it loses credibility.

      Look the fact of the matter is that Israel has a right to exist now and in the future like other peoples. Emphasis should be on future. Hamas are no angels with glowing Halo's but, Israel has to see through this rather than being sucked into what Hama a third rate guerilla outfit is having it do and creating what I think are the foundations for a very uncertain future for the people of Israel. US will be around but, not for always will it reign with an iron fist. We can see the signs of that already. Israel has to think beyond BB's war mongering.

      As for Zakaria he has the immigrants remorse of sorts; showing loyalty to the extent that it becomes morbid. Frankly, it's nauseating and I never watch his shows for the same reason!

      July 23, 2014 at 7:53 am | Reply
      • mumtazhussain

        why you attack zakaria. he says according to analysis brought to him. i think all journalists are pro zionist in world. because of job,business,conections they are pro govts and against public

        August 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm |
      • mumtazhussain

        they only learned in journalism to never tell truth. no journalist soeaks truth about israel .how cruel they are. this is not country . it is robbery.

        August 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm |
    • mumtazhussain

      same should be about gaza they have right to make their own decisions without israel controling it

      August 17, 2014 at 11:15 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      gazans have right to make their own decisions as you said about ukraine

      August 17, 2014 at 11:33 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      gazans have rights

      August 17, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      izrael is war monger . got america involved

      August 18, 2014 at 12:59 am | Reply
  3. Ron Philippsborn

    Whatever happened to trickle-down economics? The stock markets are at record highs, corporate profits are solid, the rich are richer than ever. It's a Republican's wet dream. So why isn't a rising tide lifting the middle class? It matters because the Republicans claim to be able to fix the economy by . . . making rich folks richer (by lowering their taxes, begging the question of who pays the difference, or do we just keep letting our infrastructure decay?), and increasing corporate profits by giving them tax breaks as well, and backing off on clean air, clean water, safe food and environmental protections. It is, as it's always been, Voodoo Economics, but nobody's been willing to call them on it.

    July 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      republicans are wrong on every thing. democrats are less evill. cuontry is controledby zionist

      August 17, 2014 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  4. chri§§y

    Lol @ Ron you must not come here often eh? The reason im saying that is because we call them out on it often here...getting them to listen though seems to be the bigger problem!

    July 20, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  5. amir.M

    given recent turmoil in various countries in the middle east, do you think that statistically, a political possibility may exist that Iran could emerge as, regional superpower, credited by its immense energy reserve, used as political currency of negotiation with various combination of EU, Russia, CHINA, NORTH KOREA and some other counties sympathetic to it's cause ? if there is any hint of such possibility, would US be leaned to, once again, to ally with the "new Iran" and to follow more and less what it did during the Shah, to keep military and geopolitical foot hold firm in place? . where does Israel is placed in all these scenarios?

    another question: can the potential union of any version of, combination of EU, Russia, China and India, have the right ingredient to counter balance the US? and what implication would that have to general balance power today?

    thank you

    July 20, 2014 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • Tatiana Girma

      Amir, by your name I can guess you are a middle eastern person, may be a muslim. I can say that your imagination of coalition of Korea, China, Russia, EU, Iran and so is a dream – hopefully will never be real. Russians cannot get along with the beloved neighbor such as Ukraine, needles to mention other countries. Interestingly to notice that the countries you combined in your list are kind of belong to the ideology of evil. Stop dreaming such dream.

      July 26, 2014 at 2:16 am | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      any thing can happen .by aligning with izrael us looses cridibility and trust.other countries will make aliance. china, russia arabia,iran,turkey, brazil,are players.not india because india has problem with pakistan. india has big majority of poor . india has no credibility

      August 18, 2014 at 12:02 am | Reply
  6. dmf

    The global condemnation in last few days has not been able to stop Israel 's war on occupied Gaza . Israel using U. S. supplied weapons system , in hugely disproportionate response , with attacks by Air power weapons , tanks and ground forces on densely populated Gaza , killings over 500 innocent civilians including women and children .

    July 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  7. Emily

    "If you don't expel the Jews from this country, two hundred years from now, they will be like vampires; and vampires sustain on other people's blood". James Madison, a Founding Father of U.S.A.

    Historical Fact: Every country Jews lived in they got kicked out of.
    Question: Why did other religious groups never experienced so much persecution?
    Answer: Jewish doctrines state they are "chosen people" and all non-Jews are slaves to the Jews.

    Keep it simple Simon: No Palestine, No Peace for Jews.

    According to President Jimmy Carter, recently, Israel, for several years has suffered from Rockets; and total number of deaths from those rockets in seven years: 3. That's THREE.

    I don't belive in hating anyone, but Jewish doctrines believe and teach hatred for non-Jews.

    Sad, Jews don't learn from their own history. ‘War by deception’ is Israel's motto. How long, and how many people can they fool. Cat is out of the bag. Has been for a while now, considering
    historical facts.

    Wonder why Jews were always persecuted; if you know the truth, you won't wonder.

    Keep it simple Simon: No Palestine, No Peace for Jews

    July 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      this is all true . it is writen in their book. jesus will come and kill jews. then there will be peace. cat is out of bag public has seen true face. there was a debate in us congress when two ships of jewish children came ashore. pro zionist argued these are children. congress decided these children will become monsters for this country. they were sent back. after that zionists with bribes and sping got america invilved. thatis a tragedy for america. now america is in claws of jewish beast. we pray jesus come soon and make deliverance

      August 18, 2014 at 12:13 am | Reply
  8. Eugene van der Oord

    Some days ago, I think I caught Zakaria state that the Netherlands is a nation of some 8 million people while talking about the MH17 disaster..
    Well, time to update your geography knowledge: there are 16.8 million people and many more who have emigrated and living elsewhere on the globe.

    July 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | Reply
  9. Ray

    Is it possible that the explosion near the airport in Israel was caused by a rocket or mortar from the West Bank? After all, now that the PLO and Hamas are together, and Hamas in the West Bank murdered Jewish teans there, maybe the lads stumbled onto these weapon. The Iron Dome would be useless against these short range missiles. This could be the reason Israel has destroyed the numerous tunnels out of Gaza, the source of these weapons.

    July 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Anthony Torres

      Wrong sir,Israel Intelligence has acknowledge that the three(3) teens that were abducted & murdered was NOT the work of Hamas and BB knew it and used it as a pretext to invade. I am all for the safety of Israel but unfortunately the Zionist will not rest until they rid all that are not jews from the land which they have been taking little by little.There will be not solution until all Palestinians are dead or gone. There is no way that Israel can justify, puny rockets from Hamas, jet fighters,attack helicopters,tanks,etc. against small rockets,small arms, RPG and stones.Yeah the jews are so afraid that they keep 2millions people in an open air prison,people can't do anything without asking permission,subject to Israel whims to relinquish tax monies that belong to the people so nothing can be done.
      HOW WOULD YOU LIKE LIVING UNDER MARSHALL LAW ALL YOUR LIFE?

      July 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Reply
      • Ray

        Small puny rockets do not land in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the airport. Maybe the Zionists should shoot small puny undirected rockets into Gaza. Would that be better?

        July 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm |
    • mumtazhussain

      izrael wants to make war other side is ready to fight bare hands. it happened with jesus too bare hands, against jews

      August 18, 2014 at 12:17 am | Reply
      • Ray

        Not accurate. Jesus was Jewish, and his main battle was with the idol worshiping Romans.

        September 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm |
  10. john in denver

    As the world's population increasingly spirals out of control, bloodshed and chaos will continue to metastasize into more and more regions. It's inevitable and unstoppable. Best to step back, contain what you can elsewhere, but mostly hunker down, and try avoiding a fatal direct hit from the coming killer storm upon you and yours.

    July 25, 2014 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • Tatiana Girma

      John in Denver, I sort of understand your theory about overpopulated Earth. Such overpopulated regions are mostly Muslim based places where women have the only significance by making lots of babies, and most of those women are less educated. Look at Palestine – the density on the land is very high. They can live 8-10 people in a house with no tension. On the other hand, Israel is not as populated. But this theory fails for my country – Ukraine. In Ukraine people do not have 4-5 wives, they are not Mormons from Utah, they are not culturally to multiply at such speed. The population of Ukraine is not that high and yet people are being killed there. Very soon, the Slavian nation of people with blond hair and blue eyes will disappear. No racist notion. Just saying.

      July 25, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Reply
  11. Patrick

    Hamas is a legitimate resistance for reclaiming the land and water taken by Israel.
    When the UN created Israel in 1948, it gave Israel 53% of Palestine. Those are the legitimate Israeli borders – nobody has had authority to concede more than that 53% to Israel.
    Most of the world is repulsed by Israel's greed and brutality.
    Fareed, clearly, has a conscience, but even he fears criticising Israel's behavior.

    July 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Ray

      Amazing, did you forget what happened right after 1948, when Israel's neighbors attacked. Who was the greedy, brutal aggressor? If Hamas really wanted to help Gaza, they would seek peaceful cooperation with Israel, like most of its Arab neighbors.

      July 28, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      farid should not speak truth. he will be in trouble by jews. his job is in danger jews hate him for speaking as fair. stop farid. there are enough americans like us who dare to speak truth

      August 18, 2014 at 12:23 am | Reply
  12. Tatiana Girma

    I am an Ukrainian myself. I do not live in Ukraine for a long time, but my family is there. Luckily, my family is on the South of Ukraine, Odessa city and it is more or less peaceful. My Ukrainian friend has just returned from Ukraine visiting her family there. She said that all news are polished and actually do not reflect the real happenings. My friend is from Kharkiv area, not far from Donetsk, Eastern of Ukraine. The rebels kill so many Ukrainians for reasons that do not make sense to normal people. The church servants were helping Ukrainian solders by feeding them and providing basic hygienic items, because Ukrainian army is not capable to feed or cloth the ordinary soldiers. The rebels cut the man's ears and cut out his eyes while he was alive in front of other church members. It was done by Putin's bandits to show the rest of the Ukrainians not to help the Ukrainian army; to keep people in permanent fear. The rebels shot two men sitting on the side of the street who were drunk and singing the song about free Ukraine. My friend also said she saw how killed bodies are not taken out of the battle fields for families to be recognized as they are too many, so they bury them right where the bodies are with no name, no family, no grave. Lots of families have their sons vanished and know nothing what happened to them. Putin cut off any phone, internet connection with Crimea; there are still lots of Ukrainians who have relatives there – unable to communicate. Russian hired rebels hire Chechen people to do the murdering in Ukraine. My friend says that there are so many Chechen people are in Ukraine now and all of them are armed. I have not seen these things on any news channel. They report the general stuff or only their interest, not the real madness. Every Ukrainian knows that everything that is happening there is Putin's bloody hands on it. Ukrainian leader who fled the country and left his people for this bloody war is Putin's servant, high caliber corrupt. The big question is why EU is watching this and does not get involved? I know why. Everyone wants his business goes as usual. Very sad, my heart is so sorrow.

    July 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      jewish media only wants izrael story. eu will help izrael and no other country. jews are saying they are afraid of russia. see what russia can do . they want to keep it like that. same in syria, iraq, iran egypt. many commentators have talked like thatabout izrael and its role

      August 18, 2014 at 12:31 am | Reply
  13. Thomas

    Has the UN ever offered the Palestinians or the Israelis unoccupied land somewhere in the world far away from the Middle East? It seems to me that the Promised Land has not been a peaceful Promised Land Finding common ground for PEACE is apparently impossible because they have demonstrated that they cannot live peacefully in common ground. .Maybe it is time for a new Promised Land. The UN as well as the 1% of the world could assist with the financing of this modern day EXODUS along with the building of the country (state). Sometimes it is necessary to separate the adults for the sake of their children. A cry and a prayer in the wilderness.

    July 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • pbinca

      This type of ethnic relocation doesn't solve the problem of inter-group conflict. Why? Even if you shuffle populations around, new inter-group frictions will always arise, and then there will be calls for another split. The policy would be exploited by expansionist national and ethnic movements. No, people have to learn to live together and to resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively. Armed conflict does nothing but add to the list of harms visited and grievances suffered.

      August 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      you are right jews need exodus .this time to real promised land .there will be no conflict. this is not promised land. jesus will come and remove jews

      August 18, 2014 at 12:34 am | Reply
  14. RMMC

    War is the absence of rules... to try and dissect a battlefield and fight within international guidelines is what makes these wars drag on and on and on... Flatten everything! and if the enemy continues to rebuild down the same path, flatten everything again! People will not support someone that keeps getting them destroyed. Everyone will eventually fall in line. There is no incentive to make peace without the fear of total war.

    July 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      it is not in your hands to subdue people with bombs. jewih ideas are always wrong

      August 18, 2014 at 12:37 am | Reply
  15. shirley hudson

    What will it take to have Russia removed from the UN? It would be a tremendous insult and a huge Bonus to the entire world. The UN could actually function if Russia no longer had the power to veto. Hit where it hurts the most. This is the one thing that would prove to be intolerable to Putin and all of Russia. Have no idea of the complications involved in so doing, but a great idea. I, like all the world, am sickened by what is happening in the Ukraine and they are getting away with it. The responsibility is totally Putins, denials and talk, talk talk continue. Road bombs give me a break turning away help. There is no way this tragedy can ever be covered up sanctions are never enough and we have our own Oil. So do something constructive and meaningful. We are The United States of America.

    July 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      israel wants war and keep them engaged. if izrael is removed you get about 110 votes of muslim countries and their allies. us is not trusted because of izrael . izrael is us weakness in world. other wise russia cannot dare. russia tells them what you are doing for izrael we do for russians in ukraine .please follow everything involved

      August 18, 2014 at 12:43 am | Reply
  16. Ann Christine Barcher, Esq.

    I was deeply disappointed by your (8/03) "update" on the Israeli-Gaza Conflict. The speakers (all Jews) repeated the predictable & dishonest accusations against Hamas, the elected govt. of Gaza. There was no spokesman for the people of Gaza, 1,800 of whom have been killed by the Israelis & 9,000 injured. The Israels have attacked several UN schools, sheltering women and children, in violation of int'l law. The only power plant in Gaza was struck by Israeli rockets so that there is no electricity (exc. by generators) and no running water. Food is in short supply. The 7-yr. siege means that no one can get out of Gaza by land or sea (exc. by tunnels). The people of Gaza are sitting ducks for Israeli target practice. TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BRUTAL 66-yr OPPRESSION OF THE PALESTINIANS & THE APPROPRIATION OF THEIR LAND BY GREEDY ISRAELIS.
    The American people need to heard the truth and not the propaganda meted out to us by pro-Israeli interests.
    Please present a more balance show in the near future.

    August 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • frederic champagne

      This will be short and easy,IT TAKES TWO TO GET ALONG!The two last messages are only one sided!!3 August messages are totally one sided!!It's a fact of life it takes two to get along so whether you put the blame totally over Israel or not will determine whether your opinion is valuable!!
      Opinion can't be accepted by a fair minded person whether you push the blame entirely over one side!!You fools!!

      Truth of life which you put yourselves above because you are perhaps gods is it takes two to get along which means them are both part of the problems.It's a fact,it's truth to what balance them are part of the problems is another call though!

      August 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      they will never show a balanced picture. media is cotroled by ziows . even govts are cotroled by zion zews. only we informed americans can do uphill strugle with social media

      August 18, 2014 at 12:48 am | Reply
  17. Pat b

    Bias

    August 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  18. frederic champagne

    I partly retract myself over what i 've had put down on my last message because i haven't watched the video that had been said biased by the messengers in question although i can say Hamas hold politically hostage the population of Gaza with their grip on power overthere!They make bad political choices for the population of Gaza!

    Them hide offensive weapons in U.N. shelters that endanger the population hidden there because these become legitimate targets since whether rockets are hidden there it isn't strech to think they fire those rockets near the shelters as well!

    August 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      you got to live there to tell as it is. you are lying without seeing it. leave gazans alone . if you kill thousands of them situation will not change in your favor. what you think is totally rubbish. put by dirty people in your head. your ideas donot mean any thing

      August 18, 2014 at 12:54 am | Reply
  19. Benn Prybutok

    Also sent via CNN's general contact email address...

    I would like to express my concern over what appears to be an increasingly frequent 'carving-up' of Fareed Zakaria's GPS program. The carve-outs consist of highly-routine reporting by Wolf Blitzer and others, who have plenty of time for what they do during your normal 24/7 reporting cycle. We need more intelligent analysis of the sort presented regularly on Sunday mornings by Mr. Zakaria - not less. This program is a rare gem in today's cable news environment. It needs to be preserved - not diminished. Thsnk you for your attention to my concern.

    August 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • Joan Masoon

      Agree Totally Benn, where is Fareed and intelligent TV?

      September 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Reply
  20. Global Peace

    A Plan for Gaza Homeless Residents:

    All international donations to reconstruct Gaza should be spent in building new homes in the West Bank for Homeless Gaza residents.

    By gradually moving all Gaza residents to the West Bank, it will be possible for Palestinians to have a single, unified territory with a better economy and jobs for all.

    Today is a unique historical opportunity to channel all reconstruction funds to new housing in the West Bank for exclusive ownership of homeless Gaza resident and any other Gaza resident willing to move to the West Bank.

    Barren land in Gaza should be sold at market value to international buyers and proceeds should be used to build more new homes in the West Bank for current Gaza residents.

    In the long term, economic prosperity in the West Bank will weaken extremist groups such as Hamas and secure permanent coexistence with Israel.

    Fareed, what do you think of this plan?

    August 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • mumtazhussain

      jews will never let

      August 18, 2014 at 12:57 am | Reply
  21. Neels

    Why has all news about flight MH 17 stopped. What was found in the voice recordings ?

    August 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  22. Richard DiBenedetto

    Is Putnin's goal in Ukraine to return Crimea and the Sea of Azov to Russia's Navy currently based in Syria? Would Russian naval facilities in Crimea and the Sea of Azov improve their exports of Caspian Sea oil and gas to Europe? Does the U.S. want the oil and gas export market to Europe instead of Russia?

    August 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      The answer to your second question here Richard, is an unequivocal Yes! The right-wing thugs in Washington want to be dominant everywhere these days.

      August 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  23. Terry

    I can't believe you have Mr. Brzezinski on talking about Ukraine & Russia. He ruined Jimmy Carters' presidency because of his hatred of Russia and Iran. He helped create Al Qaida in Afghanistan because he sided with them against Russia, because of him, the US funded and helped Osama BinLaden create the terrorist group. H

    August 31, 2014 at 10:28 am | Reply
  24. Michael Groom

    Which journalist deserves a grade of "F" for not addressing his plagiarism of a Christian Science Monitor article? The answer when we come back...tick, tick, tick. The answer to our question as to which journalist deserves a grade of "F" for not addressing his plagiarism of a Christian Science Monitor article is..Fareed Zakaria!

    August 31, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  25. Richard Wilson

    Mr. Zakaria,
    You have a long view on international affairs that I appreciate. Here is something that may interest you. I think that history plays an important factor in what happens today. Let's examine Russia. Much longer than there was Communism the Russian people had Czars. Democracy is a short outcropping of the 20th century. Would you call Puttin a return to the autocratic Czar system? Could we expect less from a people that always admired a strong leader from the historical perspective it almost seems to be in their genes.

    In the Arab world of today this view should be considered as well. For centuries the Arab world was led by Sheiks or Sultans. When President George Walker Bush stated that democracies are more peace loving, was wrong and did not take history into account. When he forced Iraq to become quasi democratic by eliminating Saddam Hussain the country showed the Arab world that people can vote. But what is the result. The Palistians voted in Hamas, Egypt has under gone 3 regime changes and is now returned to a vailed dictatorship under a military strongman. Libya post Kadafi is in chaos. Iraq, the initiator of all of this is becoming a threat to world peace. The country is fracturing and a de-facto Caliphate is over running the divided country.

    We Americans will fight for freedom. But we must consider that this is a Western idea that may not be suitable for other people. George Walker Bush was wrong and the world strife of today proves it.

    September 1, 2014 at 10:46 am | Reply
  26. Richard Wilson

    Mr. Zakaria,
    You have a long view on international affairs that I appreciate. Here is something that may interest you. I think that history plays an important factor in what happens today. Let's examine Russia. Much longer than there was Communism the Russian people had Czars. Democracy is a short outcropping of the 20th century. Would you call Putin a return to the autocratic Czar system? Could we expect less from a people that always admired a strong leader; from the historical perspective it almost seems to be in their genes.

    In the Arab world of today this view should be considered as well. For centuries the Arab world was led by Sheiks or Sultans. When President George Walker Bush stated that democracies are more peace loving, was wrong and did not take history into account. When he forced Iraq to become quasi democratic by eliminating Saddam Hussain the country showed the Arab world that people can vote. But what is the result. The Palestinians voted in Hamas, Egypt has under gone 3 regime changes and is now returned to a vailed dictatorship under a military strongman. Libya post Gaddafi is in chaos. Iraq, the initiator of all of this is becoming a threat to world peace. The country is fracturing and a de-facto Caliphate is over running the divided country.

    We Americans will fight for freedom. But we must consider that this is a Western idea that may not be suitable for other people. George Walker Bush was wrong and the world strife of today proves it.

    September 1, 2014 at 11:20 am | Reply
  27. Peter Sternad

    Might you have Lawrence Lessig (who you mentioned reading in June) on your program to discuss his project to counter Citizens United? Thanks.

    September 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Reply
  28. Beth

    The Obama administration is criticized for withdrawing all the troops from Iraq in 2011. The response back is often that they could not get a Status of Forces Agreement signed. Does that argument not hold water? What are the facts?

    September 11, 2014 at 11:24 am | Reply
  29. Joan Masoon

    I look forward to have Fareed Zakaria give me the global view of that is happening in the world, along with BBC as well. When I turn on CNN all I see is talking heads repeating news. Where are you Fareed? Again on 9/14 you are not there. Is your show on at another time then 1:00p Sunday?

    September 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm | Reply
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