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Everywhere, There Is a Growing Backlash to Populism

NEW YORK — Emmanuel Macron has been the great hope for those who worry that global politics is being dominated by populism, nationalism, and racism. In his presidential campaign last year, Macron was able to rally France around a message of reform and multilat...

Zakaria: Assessing George Bush and WASP Culture

Memorials marking the passing of former president George H.W. Bush have prompted commentators to reflect on the American establishment of old. Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria is among them. In hi...
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Zakaria: America’s Dangerous Retreat on Trade

President Donald Trump has made plenty of waves with his approach to trade and the effect are rippling across the globe. Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria says that poses risks for the world's economi...
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Singer Bono Offers Solution to a Fracturing Europe: Zakaria

Bono, the lead singer for the band U2, thinks the European Union is misunderstood. He wants to increase EU pride as a way to counter the continent's growing nationalist sentiment. As he told Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria, “Europe needs to go from...
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Beneath the Surface Risks Lurk for US: Zakaria

It's easy to get mesmerized by the daily news cycle focused on President Trump's unpredictable behavior, says Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria. The twin dramas of journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new...

Negotiate With Taliban to End Afghan War: Zakaria

Recent news reports on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan have raised the possibility of future direct talks with the Taliban aimed at reaching a peace accord and allowing for the withdrawal of American troops from the war-torn country. Following the U.S. invasion o...