Dr. Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, "a longtime supporter of sending more troops to Iraq, has called it quits [on the war in Iraq]. 'It is time to ... recognize that the Iraqi government has failed… [and] ... that America’s mission in Iraq has substantially failed.'" 
According to the bio posted on his website FareedZakaria.com (last updated May 2006), as editor of Newsweek International, Zakaria oversees all of Newsweek's editions abroad, writes a regular column for Newsweek, which also appears in Newsweek International and often in The Washington Post.
Zakaria is "a member of the roundtable of ABC News' 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos' 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. "Major funding" for this show is "provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional support from the Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York."  In 2005, the Ford Foundation gave the show $300,000 via the World Security Institute.
"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).
"Zakaria has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and the webzine Slate. He has won several awards for his columns and essays, in particular for his October 2001 Newsweek cover story, 'Why They Hate Us.' In 1999, he was named 'one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century' by Esquire Magazine.
"Prior to being at Newsweek, Zakaria was managing editor of Foreign Affairs, the leading journal of international politics and economics. He has also taught international relations and political philosophy, in various capacities, at Harvard, Columbia, and Case Western universities. He currently serves on the boards of Yale University, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations among others.
"He received a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He lives in New York City with his wife, son and daughter."
- 2004 Global Action Awards Judge, NetAid Global Action Award
The following are both former and current affiliations for Dr. Zakaria:
- Aspen Strategy Group, Member
- Bilderberg 2003, Attendee
- Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Staff
- Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Trustee
- New America Foundation, Director
- Director, International Freedom Center
- Advisory Board (2009), Praeger Security International 
- Roger Bybee, "Fareed Zakaria, Spokesperson for the Global Elite: Newsweek pundit presents pro-corporate views as the poor’s perspective", Extra!, July/August 2008.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Fareed Zakaria bio, FareedZakaria.com.
By Fareed Zakaria
- The ABCs of Communitarianism. A devil's dictionary, Slate, July 26, 1996. re Communitarianism
- The Politics of Rage: Why Do They Hate Us?, Newsweek, October 15, 2001. re Why do they hate us?
- Transcript: "Interview with Fareed Zakaria, Mansoor Ijaz," CNN, November 20, 2001. re Mansoor Ijaz
- "A plan for global security," Newsweek, December 17, 2001: "The new paradigm: The globalization model will endure. But to thrive it must gain a new dimension: a worldwide agreement to install controls, checks and while permitting the [free flow] of trade."
- Exaggerating The Threats. Iraq is part of a pattern. Saddam was assumed to be working on a vast weapons program to the end because he was an evil man, Newsweek, June 16, 2003.
- "All That's Left Is Violence", Washington Post, March 14, 2004.
- "No Security, No Democracy. Power is slowly shifting to Iraqi leaders on the ground with men and arms. Politics abhors a vacuum, and in Iraq, local militias are filling it," Newsweek (MSNBC), May 24, 2004.
- "Iraq's Dark Day of Reckoning. If you were a Shiite, having suffered through a brutal insurgency and an incompetent government, would you give up your weapons?" Newsweek (MSNBC), October 16, 2006 (issue).
- "The Limits of Democracy. The elections in Iraq had wondrous aspects, but they also divided the country into three communities and hardened the splits," Newsweek (MSNBC), January 29, 2007 (issue).
Articles & Commentary
- "Ear to the Ground: Zakaria Throws in the Towel on Iraq," truthdig, October 10, 2006.