Who lost Iraq? The Iraqis did, with an assist from George W. Bush

By Fareed Zakaria/The Washington Post It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point. The forces hostile to the government have grown stronger, better equipped and more organized. And having now secured arms, ammunition and hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from their takeover of Mosul — Iraq’s second-largest city — … Continue reading

Obama’s 21st-century power politics

By Fareed Zakaria/The Washington Post Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought to the fore an important debate about what kind of world we live in. Many critics charge that the Obama administration has been blind to its harsh realities because it believes, as the Wall Street Journal opined, in “a fantasy world of international rules.” … Continue reading