Fareed Zakaria

Indian-born American Journalist + Commentator and Author
Born Jan 20, 1964

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist and author. From 2000 to 2010, he was a columnist for Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International. In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, trade, and American foreign policy.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on January 20, 1964.


1992 28 Years Old After directing a research project on American foreign policy at Harvard, Zakaria became the managing editor of Foreign Affairs in 1992, at the age of 28. … Read More


2000 36 Years Old In October 2000, he was named editor of Newsweek International, and became a weekly columnist for Newsweek. … Read More
Zakaria self-identifies as a "centrist", though he has been described variously as a political liberal, a conservative, a moderate, or a radical centrist. George Stephanopoulos said of him in 2003, "He's so well versed in politics, and he can't be pigeonholed. … Read More


2006 42 Years Old From 2006, Zakaria has also criticized what he views as "fear-based" American policies employed not only in combating terrorism, but also in enforcing immigration and drug smuggling laws, and has argued in favor of decriminalization of drugs and citizenship for presently illegal immigrants to the United States of all backgrounds. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old He opposed the Iraq surge in March 2007, writing that it would work militarily but not politically, still leaving Iraq divided among its three communities. … Read More
He supported Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary campaign and also for president. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2010, Zakaria was given the Padma Bhushan award by the Indian government for his contribution to the field of journalism. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, an updated and expanded edition of The Post-American World ("Release 2.0") was published. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old Zakaria was suspended for a week in August 2012 while Time and CNN investigated an allegation of plagiarism involving an August 20 column on gun control with similarities to a New Yorker article by Jill Lepore. … Read More
2013 49 Years Old In 2013 he became one of the producers for the HBO series Vice, for which he serves as a consultant.


2014 50 Years Old The controversy was reignited in September 2014, when Esquire and The Week magazines reported on allegations made in pseudonymous blogs. … Read More
2016 52 Years Old It recently celebrated its 8th anniversary on June 5, 2016 as announced on the weekly foreign affairs show on CNN.
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