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Fareed Zakaria

Editor of Newsweek International, columnist

PostGlobal co-moderator Fareed Zakaria is editor of Newsweek International, overseeing all Newsweek's editions abroad. He writes a regular column for Newsweek, which also appears in Newsweek International and often The Washington Post. He is a member of the roundtable of ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanapoulos" as well as an analyst for ABC News. And he is the host of a new weekly PBS show, "Foreign Exchange" which focuses on international affairs. His most recent book, "The Future of Freedom," was published in the spring of 2003 and was a New York Times bestseller and is being translated into eighteen languages. He is also the author of "From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role" (Princeton University Press), and co-editor of "The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World" (Basic Books). Close.

Fareed Zakaria

Editor of Newsweek International, columnist

PostGlobal co-moderator Fareed Zakaria is editor of Newsweek International, overseeing all Newsweek's editions abroad. He writes a regular column for Newsweek, which also appears in Newsweek International and often The Washington Post. more »

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November 27, 2007 11:47 AM

Annapolis's Real Motive: Uniting Arabs Against Iran?

No one has ever lost money betting against the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Annapolis is unlikely to break that pattern. The three key leaders -- Bush, Abbas, and Olmert -- each have approval ratings in the 30s, which makes it hard to see how they can make the concessions needed to finalize a deal. The emphasis on process -- the roadmaps, negotiations, meetings, working groups -- strikes me as misguided at this point. Everyone knows what the final settlement will have to look like -- basically the Clinton Plan of 2000. The question is, can the parties make the deal? They should cut to the chase or go home.

My question to the panelists is, could it be that this entire exercise really has another agenda, to bring the Arab states together and to start working with them to counter the rise of Iran? Is this a good idea?


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