Blog entries from: Global Public Square


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August 29 2014

From Global Public Square Fri Aug 29 2014, 00:43:44

By Fareed Zakaria What are the strengths of the Islamic State? I posed this question to two deeply knowledgeable observers - a European diplomat and an American former official - and the picture they painted is worrying, although not hopeless. Defeating the group would require a large and sustained strategic effort from the Obama administration, [...]

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August 26 2014

From Global Public Square Tue Aug 26 2014, 02:38:32

CNN speaks with Fareed Zakaria, traveling in Bodrum, Turkey, about recent developments in Iraq. This is an edited version of the transcript. What do you make of the growing international alarm over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? The level of concern about ISIS is very deep, and very different from what I [...]

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August 20 2014

From Global Public Square Wed Aug 20 2014, 18:52:15

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN Fareed speaks with Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy, and Emma Sky, former chief political adviser to the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, about recent advances by ISIS. Shadi, I want to pick [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Aug 20 2014, 15:01:05

By Olga Oliker and Keith Crane, Special to CNN Editor's note: Olga Oliker is associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center and a senior international policy analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Keith Crane is director of the RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program as well as a professor at the [...]

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August 19 2014

From Global Public Square Tue Aug 19 2014, 11:31:39

For more What in the World watch Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET on CNN By Global Public Square staff Remember last December when President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raúl Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, and got a lot of criticism for it? In truth it didn't signal any sort of a [...]

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August 18 2014

From Global Public Square Mon Aug 18 2014, 16:58:35

By Tatiana Darie Tatiana Darie, a recent intern with GPS, speaks with Russian journalist Ilya Barabanov, special correspondent for Kommersant and winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous & Ethical Journalism. The views expressed are his own. You've been reporting from eastern Ukraine and along the Ukraine-Russia border. What do Russians think is going [...]

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From Global Public Square Mon Aug 18 2014, 11:03:40

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN By Fareed Zakaria Over the last decade, the United States helped organize Iraq's "moderates" - the Shiite-dominated government - gave them tens of billions of dollars in aid and supplied and trained their army. But, it turned out, the moderates [...]

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August 16 2014

From Global Public Square Sat Aug 16 2014, 19:08:04

Fareed speaks with Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy and the author of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East, about the rise of ISIS. Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN. [...]

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From Global Public Square Sat Aug 16 2014, 18:42:51

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN On GPS this Sunday: First, Fareed offers his take on the Middle East - and why one of the key tenets of U.S. foreign policy in the region has been fundamentally misguided. Then, he convenes a panel of leading analysts [...]

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August 14 2014

From Global Public Square Thu Aug 14 2014, 23:06:19

By Fareed Zakaria For decades, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has been to support "moderates." The problem is that there are actually very few of them. The Arab world is going through a bitter, sectarian struggle that is "carrying the Islamic world back to the Dark Ages," said Turkish President Abdullah Gul. In these [...]

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