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Fareed Zakaria

Indian-born American Journalist + Commentator and Author
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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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    Fareed Zakaria: Republicans Cannot Remain Silent On Trump
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    Weekend Roundup: Pope Francis Gets It Right
    Huffington Post - May 20, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Apr 24, 2016
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    CNN - Apr 09, 2016

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CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Born on January 20, 1964.

TWENTIES

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

THIRTIES

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

FORTIES

2006 42 Years Old 1 More Event
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
…  In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old In May 2011 The New York Times reported that President Obama has "sounded out prominent journalists like Fareed Zakaria... and Thomas L. Friedman" concerning Middle East issues. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old He was briefly suspended in August 2012 while Time and CNN investigated an allegation of plagiarism involving an August 20 Zakaria column on gun control with similarities to a New Yorker article by Jill Lepore. … Read More
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