Fareed Zakaria

President Obama has not made a major mistake. He has done a skillful job steering the United States out of the muddy waters he inherited…and resisted plunging the country into another major conflict

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program—Fareed Zakaria GPS. Winner of a 2012 Peabody Award, the Emmy-nominated program features Zakaria’s fascinating panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with heads of state, intellectuals, and business leaders, including the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama, King Abdullah II, Moammar Gadhafi, and Lula da Silva. It airs in over 200 countries worldwide.

Zakaria is also the editor-at-large of TIME magazine, contributing editor at The Atlantic, a Washington Post columnist, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former editor of Newsweek International. His columns and covers stories — ranging from the future of the Middle East and America’s role in the world to the politics and culture of the global economy — reach more than 25 million readers weekly. He was described in 1999 by Esquire magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.”

In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers, and while his columns have received many awards including a 2010 National Magazine Award, his October 2001 Newsweek cover story, “Why They Hate Us,” remains the most decorated.

His most recent book, The Post-American World, was heralded by The New York Times and The Economist, and his previous book, The Future of Freedom, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into over 20 languages. Born in India, Zakaria received a bachelor of arts from Yale College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.