Quotes by: Fareed Zakaria
But as the arms-control scholar Thomas Schelling once noted, two things are very expensive in international life: promises when they succeed and threats when they fail.
What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and '60s: the interstate-highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies.
If we didn't have the rest of the world growing, the United States economy would be in much worse shape than it is today.
Iran is a country of 80 million people, educated and dynamic. It sits astride a crucial part of the world. It cannot be sanctioned and pressed down forever. It is the last great civilization to sit outside the global order.
In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap.
The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work.
There is very strong historical data that suggests the way societies grow is by making large, long-term investments.
What happens in the media is the cult of personality. The brands who have been forced to cut their staff have been forced to take on the brands of journalists.
Having your fiscal house in order and having a more manageable macro-economic future is going to be very useful in creating growth.