Airdate February 16 2020: Where will the coronavirus go next? Is the world prepared to handle its spread? Fareed talks to an expert panel about what the outbreak means for China, for global health and the global economy. Then, the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia-what are the roots of their dispute? How has that history shaped the culture in the region today? Kim Ghattas tells Fareed how the Middle East came apart. And, Fareed explains why the travel ban's recent expansion to include Nigeria (and other nations) is bad policy.
GUESTS: Anna Fifield, Dr. Colleen Kraft, Rana Foroohar, Kim Ghattas, Joseph Nye
Airdate February 9 2020: Bill Maher on the Iowa caucus, Trump's acquittal, the state of American politics and more. Plus, Palestine's chief negotiator, Saeb Erakat, tells Fareed the Palestinian perspective on Trump's Middle East plan. And, the world's youngest prime minister, Finland's Sanna Marin, on her female-dominated cabinet and how the rest of the world can achieve gender equality.
Air-date February 2 2020: Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor and son-in-law to Donald Trump on the administration's Middle East peace plan-will it win Palestinian support? Can it? And, the path to re-election in the wake of the impeachment proceedings-is Trump's vision for the future of America enough to earn him a second term? Also, Ezra Klein on why America is so polarized.
GUESTS: Jared Kushner, Ezra Klein
Airdate January 26 2020: How does the world look at America's impeachment spectacle? Will China stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus? Will Trump's long-awaited plan actually bring peace to the Middle East? Fareed speaks to an all-star panel to answer these pressing questions. Then, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, exclusive interviews with two leaders who face turmoil in their homelands. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam tells Fareed about the protests that have been rocking her island territory of China & Iraqi Pres. Barham Salih talks about his nation's intent to eject American troops from Iraqi soil (and his conversation with President Trump about that intention).
GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Martin Indyk, Kishore Mahbubani, Pres. Barham Salih, Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Air date January 19 2020: Russia's government resigned making room for reforms that could let Putin rule forever. What changes should we expect to see in Russia? Fareed talks Kremlinology with Anne Applebaum and Alexander Gabuev. Then, Iran's Supreme Leader delivered an anti-American screed in a rare appearance at Tehran's Friday prayers. What's next in the tit-for-tat between the U.S. and Iran? Fareed asks the experts. And as Down Under is devastated, former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd talks to Fareed about the role conservative politics and media in his country may have played.
GUESTS: Ariane Tabatabai, Karim Sadjadpour, Anne Applebaum, Alexander Gabuev, Kevin Rudd
Air date January 12 2020: The reverberations of the killing of a top general continue in Iran and throughout the Middle East. Tehran sees new unrest as protestors decry the republic's strike on an Ukrainian airliner that killed all passengers. Will that anger amount to anything? Fareed is joined by an panel of experts in Iraq, Iran and the UAE. Then, how have the West's interventions in the Middle East affected the region? A great debate with Reuel Marc Gerecht and Trita Parsi.
Airdate January 5 2020: The killing of General Qasem Soleimani and its ramifications. Who was this man and why was he such an important figure in Iran? And what are the consequences of his death in the Middle East and beyond? Fareed is joined by Vali Nasr, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, Meghan O'Sullivan, Richard Haass and Peter Beinart.
Airdate December 22 2019: On Wednesday, President Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. How does his impeachment compare to those of Clinton and Johnson (and the almost-impeachment of Nixon)? Fareed is joined by an all-star panel of presidential historians to discuss. Then, a rare bit of good news to round out your holiday season: global poverty (and especially extreme poverty) has shrunk considerably over the past few decades. That's thanks to the work of people like Ester Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee - a husband and wife team who just won the Nobel Prize for their work. Could the world actually eliminate extreme poverty? GUESTS: John Meacham, Tim Naftali, Annette Gordon-Reed, Masih Alinejad, Ester Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee
Airdate December 15 2019: The British people cast their votes on Thursday and give PM Boris Johnson what he calls an "irrefutable" mandate for Brexit. What does this mean for the future of British politics and global trade? Across the pond, Pres. Trump sealed 'phase one' of a trade deal with China. Fareed is joined by an all star panel to discuss these topics and more. Then, the persecution of religious minorities in two of Asia's largest nations: China and India - what you need to know. GUESTS: Ian Bremmer, Anne-Marie Slaughter, David Miliband, Shashi Tharoor, James Palmer, Brad Smith
Airdate December 8 2019: NATO leaders gather in London. Is the alliance suffering from "brain death" as French Pres. Macron said? Will it survive the Trump Era? Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's Secretary General, tells Fareed that even the alliance's most critical members will remain committed. Then, the U.K. is preparing for another election. Will Boris Johnson remain Prime Minister? Can he deliver on his Brexit promises? Nigel Farage, the father of Brexit, joins Fareed to answer these questions and more. Plus, the massive protests in Iran and the swift and violent regime crackdown.
GUESTS: Jens Stoltenberg, Nigel Farage, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Alastair Campbell, Maziar Bahari
Airdate December 1 2019: How will historians view the impeachment inquiry 20, 30 or 50 years down the line? What have America's two past impeachments taught us? Fareed is joined by an all-star panel of American historians to answer these questions and more. Then Asian students consistently outrank their American counterparts. Teru Clavel tells Fareed what the U.S. education system can learn from Asia.
GUESTS: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rick Perlstein, David Rubenstein, Teru Clavel, Tim Harford
Airdate November 24, 2019: An all-star panel joins Fareed to talk about impeachment, Israel's indictment of PM Netanyahu, Iran's protests and more. Also, Pres. Putin expressed happiness about what he was hearing from the impeachment inquiry. Why? Fareed talks to Andrey Kortunov, who runs a top think-tank in Moscow. And former Time editor Rick Stengel asks if America needs new laws regulating hate speech.
GUESTS: Tom Friedman, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ian Bremmer, Andrey Kortunov, Richard Stengel
Airdate November 17 2019: The OTHER nation at the center of the impeachment inquiry - all about Ukraine. How did Obama policy towards the nation differ from Trump's? Fareed talks to Amb. Philip Gordon, who oversaw Ukraine policy in the Obama administration. Also, we've heard Washington's side of the Ukraine story over and over. On GPS, you'll hear from Kyiv. What does Ukraine make of their President's response to Trump's pressure? Fareed finds out from two former members of Ukraine's parliament. Then, Hong Kong's violent protests continue to escalate. Fareed talks to Nathan Law, a leader of the pro-democracy movements and a founder of Hong Kong's opposition party, to find out what the endgame is. GUESTS: Philip Gordon, Svitlana Zalishchuk, Mustafa Nayyem, Nina Jankowicz, Nathan Law, Andrew McAfee
Airdate November 10 2019: Are we witnessing the "brain death" of NATO? Will the U.S. and China seal a trade deal? Will President Trump be impeached? Rana Foroohar, Richard Haass and Niall Ferguson join Fareed to answer these questions and more. Also, who will cast the deciding votes in the 2020 Presidential election? You'll be surprised by the answer from the NY Times' Nate Cohn. Then, 30 years ago today the Berlin Wall began to crumble. Constanze Stelzenmüller of Brookings tells Fareed how Europe has changed since then and why populism is on the rise.
GUESTS: Rana Foroohar, Richard Haass, Niall Ferguson, Nate Cohn, Constanze Stelzenmüller
Air-date November 3 2019: What does the death if ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi mean for the future of terrorism? And for the endless wars in the Middle East? Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) joins Fareed to answer these questions and more. Then, the House formalizes its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This all started with a whistle-blower. Fareed explores the fascinating history of whistle-blowers in America's tradition with authors Allison Stanger and Tom Mueller.
GUESTS: Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.), Allison Stanger, Tom Mueller, Jimmy Lai
Air-date October 20, 2019: President Trump's Syria decision-will it result in the resurgence of ISIS? Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter joins Fareed to discuss. Then, the Trump administration is in the spotlight for its quid pro quo approach to foreign policy - Fareed talks to two former top national security officials to get their takes. And, across the pond, Parliament punts once again on Brexit.
GUESTS: Ash Carter, Stephen Hadley, Meghan O'Sullivan, Zanny Minton Beddoes
Airdate October 13, 2019: Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice tells Fareed about the Trump administration's "dysfunctional" and "dangerous" approach to U.S. foreign policy. From the Trump's Syria decision to his phone call with Ukraine's president, Rice says to the world it seems "we have no idea what we're doing." Then, billionaire businessman Stephen Schwarzman - sometimes called Trump's China whisperer - on the trade war. Also, how to glue back together a very divided America? There may be a simple answer - talking.
GUESTS: Susan Rice, David Miliband, Stephen Schwarzman
Fareed's exclusive interview with two former Secretaries of State. Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell offer their thoughts on the impeachment inquiry and Washington's whistleblower. And, Anne Applebaum tells Fareed about the latest developments on Ukraine's side of the whistleblower story. Also, Singapore's PM Lee Hsien Loong on between caught in the middle of the US-China trade war.
GUESTS: Madeleine Albright, Gen. Colin Powell, Anne Applebaum, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
In an exclusive interview, former British Prime Minister David Cameron talks about Brexit (which began under his watch), the US House's impeachment inquiry and Ukraine's role in it. Then Anne Applebaum with more on Ukraine, Dina Esfandiary on Iran and Tom Friedman on Israel.
GUESTS: David Cameron, Anne Applebaum, Dina Esfandiary, Tom Friedman
Iranian FM on Saudi Aramco attack: "We didn't do it"; Iran rules out talks with U.S. unless sanctions are lifted; After Saudi oil attack, Trump orders sanctions & troops to region; Warren surges in Democratic polls; U.N. Chief: The world is "Waking up" to the climate crisis; On Climate Change: America vs The World?; Guterres: Public opinion is putting more and more pressure on the U.S. to contribute positively to climate action; Malcolm Gladwell is the best-selling author of "The Tipping Point," "Blink" "Outliers" and "David and Goliath." His new book is "Talking to Strangers."; To trust or not to trust: Hitler & Chamberlain; Gladwell: Chamberlain was wrong to judge Hitler based on a face-to-face meeting. He should have stayed home and read Mein Kampf.; Gladwell: When you meet somebody as charismatic as Hitler, you risk overvaluing the information you take in during that encounter.;
Former Prime Minister of the U.K. Tony Blair tells Fareed how populism has changed politics around the world. Then, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Trump's foreign policy, the NEW new world order and the state of race relations in America.
Guests: Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice.
What's next for Brexit? And, for Britain? Fareed speaks to an all-star panel about Britain's battle over Brexit politics. Then the NY Times' Ronen Bergman tells Fareed why Israel's shadow war with Iran has come out into the open. And, former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis weighs in on the greatest national security threats the country faces.
GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, David Miliband, George Osborne, Ronen Bergman, Gen. James Mattis (Ret.)
It's been 10 years since the last global financial crisis. Is the next one around the corner? Is the world prepared to handle it? Fareed delves into the possibilities with Rana Foroohar, Richard Haass, and Ed Luce. And, the climate crisis has been dealt by the rich, and felt by the poor. Mary Robinson tells Fareed how this wrong can be righted. Also, Tara Westover (author of the best-seller "Educated") on her journey from no formal schooling to a PhD from Cambridge.
GUESTS: Rana Foroohar, Edward Luce, Richard Haass, Mary Robinson, Tara Westover
Should the U.S. treat the threat of white nationalist terror attacks the same way it treats foreign ones? What are the roots of the white nationalist movement in America? Fareed speaks to former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and University of Chicago historian to answer these pressing questions in the wake of two deadly shootings. Then, the U.S. escalates it's tit-for-tat with China on trade. Is either side "winning"? Fareed talks to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
Guests: Michael Chertoff, Prof. Kathleen Belew, Larry Summers, Daniel H. Pink
As Boris Johnson becomes British Prime Minister and promises to leave the EU - even if it means crashing out - in less than 100 days, what would it mean for the UK, Europe & the world? Then, Trump says he could wipe Afghanistan off the face of the earth. The Afghan government called the remark "unacceptable". Fareed talks to Afghanistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Also, how did we get from the Opium Wars of the 1800's to Hong Kong shaken by protests today? Fareed will explain.
Guests: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Niall Ferguson, Richard Haass, Ambassador Roya Rahmani, Dr. Eric Topol
Iran's Foreign Minister on high tensions in the Persian Gulf. Does Donald Trump want war? And, can the world agree on rules of the road for cyber warfare? Former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke on why nations need to come together...now. Then, in an exclusive interview, Fareed speaks with Greece's newly-elected Prime Minister about how he beat his nation's populist incumbents. What lessons might that victory have for America's Presidential contenders?
Guests: Mohammad Javad Zarif, Richard Clarke, Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Former U.S. Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, tells Fareed about the fate of the nuclear deal amid rising tensions between Iran and the West. And, Washington's special relationship with Westminster, how will it survive the current strain? The U.K.'s former Foreign Secretary tells Fareed what's next for the two nations.
Guests: Ernest Moniz, David Miliband, Tom Friedman, Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju
Fareed Zakaria hosts a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS that explores what qualities and experiences make the best leaders. Interviews include leaders in government, business, the U.S. Military, and a Pulitzer prize-winning historian.
Guests: Bill Gates, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rep. John Lewis, Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
President Trump meets Kim Jong Un at the DMZ. Fareed and his panel discuss the significance of the meeting that followed this weekend's G20 summit. Plus, Iran's Ambassador to the UN sits down with Fareed to discuss the contentious relationship between the U.S. and Iran.
Guests: Majid Takht Ravanchi, Ian Bremmer, Tom Friedman, Samantha Vinograd, Jared Taylor
A war between the U.S. and Iran-what would it look like? Fareed plays out the scenarios with Ilan Goldenberg. Then, Peter Beinart and Reuel Marc Gerecht tell Fareed how these two nations reached their tipping point.
Guests: Ilan Goldenberg, Peter Beinart, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Rana Mitter, Rory Stewart
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks about Donald Trump, the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, and how she would advise the 2020 Democratic candidates. Also, as Hong Kong fights back against Beijing's encroachment, Denise Ho - a protest leader - tells Fareed why taking a stand against China is crucial.
GUESTS: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Denise Ho, Anna Fifield
Inside the Trump administration's deal with Mexico - will it solve the troubles at the border? Fareed and a panel discuss. And, can Kushner's plan deliver peace in the Middle East? Or is it dead on arrival?
Guests: Shannon O'Neil, Jorge Castañeda, Dan Senor, Hanan Ashrawi, Dina Esfandiary, Nigel Hamilton
President Trump arrives in the London Monday for a visit to the UK then Europe. It's a tumultuous time politically across the road - where do thing stand? And, Tiananmen Square 30 years after Beijing's brutal crackdown: how much has China changed? How much has stayed the same?
Guests: Anne Applebaum, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Beppe Servignini, Jiayang Fan, Nicholas Kristof, Jamie Metzl
Fareed discusses the future of US-Asia relations as Trump meets with Abe, the US-China trade war shows no sign of slowing and fears return about Kim Jong Un's nuclear intentions. Admiral William McRaven (Ret.) joins Fareed and offers his take on whether the trouble between Iran and the U.S. will escalate to hostilities.
Guests: Anna Fifield, Evan Medeiros, Parag Khanna, Admiral William McRaven (Ret.), Ellen Barry, David Brooks
The growing tensions between the US and Iran - will they lead to hostilities? Then, the trade war between the US and China; is it the start of a new Cold War between the two powerful nations?
Guests: Jim Sciutto, Robin Wright, Rana Foroohar, Kevin Rudd, Michael Pillsbury, Adam Gopnik.
On GPS: Facebook's co-founder tells Fareed it's time to check the company's unprecedented power. The U.S. is tightening it's grip on Iran--Richard Haass, William Burns and Paula Dobriansky discuss the line between diplomacy and coercion. And, the next financial crisis--when will it hit?
On GPS: Carlos Vecchio speaks to Fareed about the next steps for Juan Guaido's opposition movement in Venezuela. Then, the resurgence of ISIS. Jessica Stern and Farah Pandith discuss ISIS's latest video showing their leader for the first time in five years.
GUESTS: Carlos Vecchio, Farah Pandith, Jessica Stern, Meghan O'Sullivan, Robert Caro
NYPD Counterterrorism Chief John Miller tells Fareed what it means that ISIS claims credit for the Sri Lanka attacks, despite no longer controlling any territory in Syria or Iraq. Then, Fareed sits down with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and former Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner, for an exclusive look back on the financial crisis, a decade later.
Guests: John Miller, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Jared Cohen.
Peter Bergen updates Fareed on the gruesome Easter Sunday attacks churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Then, Susan Glasser and Andrey Kortunov discuss Moscow's reaction to the Mueller Report.
Guests: Robert Bennett, Larry Tribe, Susan Glasser, Andrey Kortunov, Bill McKibben, Joseph Stiglitz.
How much immigration is enough? Fareed and David Frum both offer their takes. On NATO's 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg looks at the future of the alliance in a changing world. And what would be a world run by women by like? Tina Brown joins Fareed.
Guests: David Frum, Jens Stoltenberg, Tina Brown, Michael Lewis.
On GPS, Fareed is joined by an all-star panel to discuss the terror attack in New Zealand and the fallout from this week's votes in British parliament on Brexit. Also, Ukraine's upcoming election is already the victim of meddling - what can the US learn? Finally, actor Dev Patel on his new film "Hotel Mumbai" about that city's devastating 2008 terror attack.
Airdate March 10, 2019: On GPS: Riyadh feels the heat as powerful voices call for accountability for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Will the Kingdom step up? In Jerusalem, Bibi Netanyahu faces serious corruption indictments, just before Israel's April elections. Can he survive? And, as the clock ticks down to PM May's 2nd vote on the Brexit deal, can she avoid another humiliating rejection?
GUESTS: Ali Shihabi, Tal Schneider, Eli Hazan, Anne Applebaum, George Osborne, Robert Sapolsky
On GPS: Pres. Trump & Kim Jong Un fail to reach a peace deal. Fareed and a great panel discuss what's next, and where did all the love between them go? Then, India & Pakistan's long enmity flared this week as each side claimed victory in the skies, but is there hope of reconciliation on the subcontinent?
GUESTS: Richard Haass, Robin Wright, Matthew Kroenig, Ravi Agrawal, Mosharraf Zaidi, Chuck Robbins
An exclusive interview with Juan Guaido's representative in Washington, Carlos Vecchio. What next for Venezuela? Will the crisis end? Then, New York Magazine's David Wallace-Wells tells Fareed why he thinks it's time to panic about climate change.
On GPS: After giving BILLIONS of his own fortune away to causes like education, polio, and malaria, Bill Gates tells Fareed what he makes of proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy. Then, Stanford computer scientist Daphne Koller on the revolution that might just save your life - when A.I. meets medicine.
Guests: Bill Gates, Daphne Koller
On GPS: As the crisis in Caracas barrels on, Fareed asks former Venezuelan Trade Minister Moises Naim & the Council on Foreign Relation's Shannon O'Neil what it will take to end Venezuela's protracted political predicament. Then, NY Magazine writer Rebecca Traister talks about what she calls "the revolutionary power of women's anger" today and throughout recent history.
Airdate February 3, 2019: On GPS: The US nixes a major nuclear treat with Russia while political pandemonium rages on in Caracas. Richard Haass, Anne McElvoy, & Tony Blinken break it all down with Fareed. Then, once the most feared narcotrafficker in Mexico, "El Chapo" Guzman's trial in a Brooklyn courthouse has nearly ended. VICE News editor & host of "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial" Keegan Hamilton sat through the 11 week trial and bring us his reports.
GUESTS: Richard Haass, Anne McElvoy, Tony Blinken, Keegan Hamilton, Anand Giridharadas
On GPS: As political chaos plunges Caracas into crisis, Fareed breaks down what's at stake in Venezuela. Then, the view from Davos. First, Fareed's Take, then Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on her country's recent spats with China and Saudi Arabia. Finally, a great chat with Jane Goodall about humans and chimps - their similarities and differences!
GUESTS: Ian Bremmer, Michael Penfold, Chrystia Freeland, Jane Goodall
Airdate January 20, 2019: On GPS: Former UK PM Tony Blair calls for a new referendum on Brexit after the defeat of PM May's deal in Parliament. Then, Aaron Sorkin joins Fareed to talk about his new Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and what it tells us about race in America - then and now.
GUESTS: Tony Blair, Aaron Sorkin
On GPS: What could President Trump do if he declares a national emergency? Fareed digs into the powers Trump could grab, with Elizabeth Goitein and John Yoo. Then, what to make of Sec. of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Middle East this week? Robin Wright, Tarek Masoud, and Martin Indyk try to pick out the signal from the noise of the Trump administration's mixed messages on this crucial region.
GUESTS: Elizabeth Goitein, John Yoo, Robin Wright, Tarek Masoud, Martin Indyk, Oby Ezekwesili
January 13, 2019
On GPS: Fareed breaks down what stories, trends, and tropes to watch in 2019 with Ian Bremmer, Rana Foroohar, & David Miliband. Then, the man Trump calls the "leading authority" on China defends tariffs and the trade war.
GUESTS: Ian Bremmer, Rana Foroohar, David Miliband, Michael Pillsbury, Steven Johnson
January 6, 2019
Fareed traces the history of why and how Article II, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution has been used in this in-depth look at the high stakes of America's 'last resort' option to remove a president.
Defense Secretary Mattis resigns after a struggle over Syria. Richard Haass & Fareed break down the President's drive to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and decrease troop levels in Afghanistan. Then, do we focus too much on the negative? Or is the world really that scary? A debate between Niall Ferguson and Steven Pinker.
Guests: Richard Haass, Niall Ferguson, Steven Pinker, Greta Thunberg
After a bruising week in Britain, can PM May bring Brexit to fruition? Fareed discusses with two bright Brits. Then, is China behind the Marriott hack? NYT's David Sanger has a new report out alleging just that. Find out why Beijing is so bothered about bookings.
GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, David Miliband, David Sanger, Charles Duhigg, Ray Dalio
With Paris rocked by violence and the Brexit deal in peril, what next for Western Europe? Fareed and an all-star panel discuss. Also, bestselling author Michael Lewis joins the show to talk about his new book, "The Fifth Risk."
Airdate December 2nd, 2018: On GPS: Fareed breaks down the diplomatic tango at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires with an all-star panel. Then, bestselling author Michael Lewis discusses the "willful ignorance" of the Trump administration described in his new book, "The Fifth Risk."
GUESTS: Richard Haass, Ian Bremmer, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ruchir Sharma, Michael Lewis
Airdate November 18, 2018: On GPS, President Trump is AWOL from APEC while Asia's bigwigs broker deals & Theresa May's premiership is in peril after backlash to her Brexit deal. Fareed discusses it all with a superstar panel. Then, should the Democrats zig left or zag towards the center in 2020? A great debate.
GUESTS: Kurt Campbell, Rana Foroohar, Ian Bremmer, Steve Phillips, Peter Beinart, Ana Brnabic
Airdate November 4, 2018: On GPS: Fareed discusses the upcoming American midterm elections with a panel. Then, former UK Foreign Minister David Miliband on Brazil's President-elect, Germany's soon-to-be-former Chancellor, and the crisis in Yemen.
GUESTS: Katrina vanden Heuvel, James Fallows, Anthony Scaramucci, Reid Hoffman
Today on GPS, Fareed discusses the tragic massacre in a Pittsburgh Synagogue with Anti-Defamation League President Jonathan Goldblatt and columnists David Frum and Tom Friedman. Airdate is October 28, 2018.
On GPS Sunday, Fareed digs into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. What can the response tell us about U.S.-Saudi relations? Then, why "women's work" may be the key to saving Japan's economy. Finally, what your car, your diet, and even your coffee says about your politics.
On GPS, former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell join Fareed to weigh in on the American political divide, President Trump, and U.S. relations with China, Iran and Russia. Then, Fareed's discussion with Nadia Murad, an ISIS victim and human rights activist who is one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners. Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell were guests today. Airdate is October 7, 2018.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif joins Fareed to answer Trump's allegations against Iran this week at the UN. And, Fareed talks to heads of state from all across the globe as they gather in New York for the UN General Assembly.
GUESTS: Javad Zarif, Chile Eboe-Osuji, Enrique Pena Nieto, Alain Berset, Jacinda Ardern, Mohammed Mahatir, Mark Rutte, Petro Poroshenko
Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg joins Fareed to discuss whether he will challenge Trump in 2020. Also, the serious issues behind a silly fight: Why Moscow is trying to prevent Macedonians from changing their own country's name. And, 3 months after Saudi women were given the right to drive, a status update on reforms in the Kingdom. Guests are Michael Bloomberg and Manal Al-Sharif. Airdate is September 23, 2018.
Bob Woodward on what Trump's advisers call the "Big Problem" and a White House where fear & chaos shape policy. Also, ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, could the US handle a new financial crisis? And, as allegations of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics come in by the thousands, can the Pope and the Church survive?
On GPS: John Kerry joins Fareed to discuss what he has called a "constitutional crisis" at the White House, the Trump/Putin relationship, the upcoming midterm elections and...will Kerry challenge Trump for the presidency in 2020? Guests are John Kerry, Carl Bildt, and Jonathan Haidt. Airdate is September 9, 2018.
A new direction on tech, courtesy of India; Silicon Valley should prepare for a new power dynamic; Beyond the Beltway: the state of the real America; Journalists James and Deborah Fallows have been traversing America & visiting small cities & towns in their single-engine plane for years; Fallows: if a town or city has a craft brewing industry, it gets half point on our scale of "signs of civic success"!; Brill: this job training program takes people who average $18k/year and 11 months later they graduate into jobs that pay $85k/year/ Brill: the U.S. is learning the lesson that you need leaders who are qualified, prepared and have answers/ Brill: If enough water mains break ad enough bridges collapse at the same time, America will understand the need to spend $$$; Deborah Fallows: When we went into towns across the country, we never asked about national politics & nobody brought it up;
What America can learn from other countries about education; Schleicher: Chinese parents spend on education. American, European parents spend on consumption; At the OECD, Andreas Schleicher oversees the PISA exams which test students in 72 countries to evacuate educational systems; Schleicher: in the world's best educational systems, neither wealth or background matter to performance; Schleicher: The least wealthy 10% of students in Shanghai do as well on the PISA math test as America's wealthiest 10%; Ten steps to better democracy; In search of lost time, why medieval peasants understood time better than we do; Rovelli: Trains were the main reason for the standardization of time; The mystery of time, Rovelli: there's no more time up there than down here; Rovelli: time is tied to everything that makes us suffer; Physicist Carlo Rovelli on how time shapes our identities
In my latest documentary, we describe Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most powerful man in the world. But why? After all, the United States -- and China, for that matter -- are more powerful countries than Russia.
The power of a head of state is determined both by the country's strength and the capacity he or she has to exercise that power, unilaterally, unconstrained by other institutions, parties and political forces. And combining those two metrics, it's easy to see why Vladimir Putin rises to the top of list.
Putin has created what he calls a "vertical of power," something unlike any we see in other great nations. As the Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov -- himself a harsh critic of Putin -- has noted, the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man. When the czar died, you knew the structure that would endure and the process by which his successor, his son, would be elevated. When the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party died, the Standing Committee and the Politburo would select his successor. But when Putin dies -- I almost wrote if -- what will happen? No one knows.
To understand Putin, you have to understand Russia. The last hundred years for that country have seen the fall of the monarchy, the collapse of democracy, the great depression, World War II with its tens of millions of Russians dead, Stalin's totalitarian brutalities, the collapse of communism, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and Boris Yeltsin's years of chaos and corruption.
Then comes Vladimir Putin, who ushers in stability and, in popular perception, rising standards of living and increasing prominence and respect in the world. That respect is important.
Russians have immense national pride. Russia is the largest country on the planet -- 48 times larger than Germany and encompassing 11 time zones that straddle Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Russia is also a rich country, containing some of the largest deposits of raw materials, from oil and natural gas to nickel and aluminum. Culturally, it has often thought of itself as the third Rome, preserving Christianity even as Rome and Byzantium fell to the Barbarians.
A CNN Special dedicated to the dreamers and scientists that have moved humanity forward through extraordinary acts like sending astronauts to the moon.
On this special we focus on 5 moonshots that are likely to impact human history the most:
1 - Sending Astronauts to Mars
2 - 3-D Printing a Human Heart
3 - Creating a Star on Earth - ITER Project
4 - Flying from New York to London in an Hour
5 - Mapping the Human Brain
Moonshots are exciting, expensive - are they worth it? The answer is, "Yes."
China is on course to pass the United States in spending on research and development and basic research in the coming years.
On GPS: The trouble with tariffs in Turkey; a trade war with China; climate change & the long hot summer of 2018; and why YOU aren't earning more money in this roaring economy. Guests today are Steven Cook, Rana Foroohar, Stephen Moore, Elizabeth Kolbert, Nathaniel Rich, and Simon Winchester. Airdate is August 19, 2018.
Airdate August 12, 2018: On GPS: What do American voters make of Pres. Trump's foreign policy? An all-star panel breaks down immigration, trade & relations with rivals. Then, 1 year after Charlottesville, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham gives us the long view on violence and hate in American culture. Guests are Richard Haass, Gloria Borger, Ross, Douthat, Tim Harford, Jon Meacham and Joanne Lipman. Air date is August 12, 2018
On GPS, words of war flew all week between Washington and Iran. Is war with the Islamic Republic really in the cards? Fareed and a great panel discuss. Then, Pakistan's pre-eminent playboy pivots to presidential politics. Can Imran Khan set his troubled nation right?
The Helsinki summit raised more questions than it answered. What is the state of U.S.-Russia relations? Then, NY Times national security correspondent David Sanger explains how Russia could meddle in the 2018 elections.
After a tense NATO summit and an awkward, heavily protested UK visit, what sort of welcome can President Trump expect from Vladimir Putin in Helsinki? Also, a troubling U.N. report on American poverty.
What to expect from the upcoming Trump-Putin summit and what to make of the crumbling of the trans-Atlantic alliance with a great British panel. Then, the meteoric rise of China's wealthiest 1%. Also, Trump will be met with protests when he comes to visit in two week. One of the protest organizers tells us what to expect.
GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, George Osborne, Alistair Crowley, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Lucy Kellaway
UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein weighs in on the US detention of immigrant children and America's withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council. Also, Neil deGrasse Tyson on Trump's announcement of a 6th military branch - the Space Force. Is it a good idea? Or is it unnecessary?
On GPS: Susan Rice weighs in on the North Korea summit, the "trade war" with China and what she makes of Trump's foreign policy. Then, David Miliband on the state of the U.S.-Europe alliance following a rocky G7.
On GPS: The Steve Bannon Interview. Fareed asks the controversial Trump adviser about immigration, trade, Trump's presidency so far, and accusations that he is racist. Also, Bannon's take on the populist wave in Europe, and his predictions for the U.S. 2018 midterm elections. Airdate is June 3, 2018. Guest today is Steve Bannon.
On GPS: With A9:E12 on-again/off-again N. Korea summit, could Trump soon have TWO nuclear crises on his hands? Former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon weighs in. Then, Tony Blair was GPS's first ever guest 10 years ago. He joins Fareed again to talk populism, protectionism, and religious extremism. Guests are Tom Donilon and Tony Blair. Airdate is May 27, 2018.
After the U.S. opens its Jerusalem embassy, is the two-state solution dead? Tom Friedman & Hanan Ashrawi weigh in. Then, Harvard Law scholar Larry Tribe wrote in 2017 that Pres. Trump must be impeached, but after a year of study... he's not so sure. What changed his mind?
On GPS: Pres. Trump withdraws from the nuclear deal with Iran just before he will attempt to secure another with North Korea. Former Intelligence chiefs Michael Hayden and James Clapper tell Fareed what this will mean for all the global players from Tel Aviv to Tokyo. Then, Africa's inspiring trend towards peaceful, democratic transfers of power. Guests today are Michael Hayden, James Clapper, Dina Esfiandry, and Michael McFaul. Airdate is Sunday, May 13, 2018,
As the clock ticks down on the Iran nuclear deal & North Korea negotiations, can Pres. Trump prevent a meltdown? Lead Iran negotiator Ernie Moniz, former CIA Korea analyst Sue Mi Terry, and former head of Mossad Danny Yatom join Fareed. Also, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes' plan to start to right the wrongs of American inequality. The guests today were Ernest Moniz, Danny Yatom, Sue Mi Terry, Chris Hughes. This episode aired on Sunday, May 6th at 10a.m. and at 1p.m. E.S.T. on CNN.
Will Kim Jong Un bring the Hermit Kingdom out of the cold? Could the world see peace between Pyongyang and Seoul? Then, Macron charmed Trump, and Merkel... showed up as well. Did they convince him not to dump the nuclear deal with Iran? Also, we dig into the shadowy history of Israel's targeted killings with investigative journalist Ronen Bergman.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronan Farrow tells Fareed about the sad state of US diplomacy. Then, has the Grand Old Party become the Party of Trump? And, what next for Cuba as 59 years of rule by the Castro brothers comes to an end?
"Fareed Zakaria GPS" is CNN's flagship world affairs program. Every week on the show, you will see in-depth interviews with world leaders, newsmakers and analysts who break down the world's toughest problems, you will hear Fareed's "take" on vital subjects, and you will learn what you need to know about the world around you.
Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the rising tensions in Syria and America's vulnerability to cyber warfare. Then, Madeleine Albright tells Fareed about the startling rebirth of fascism in Europe and America. Finally, is the world turning away from human rights? UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Raad Al-Hussein makes that case.
On GPS, Trump gets tough on China with trade. Then, the hawkish John Bolton is entering an administration full of generals, while the U.S. is preparing to exit Syria. What does it all mean? And, why the U.S. can learn much from the Dutch about criminal justice.
Kim Jong Un goes out and about in Beijing, Russia escalates its diplomatic spat with the West, and could Trump's tariffs end up hurting what HE called "Maybe the greatest economy ever?" Also, the surprising success of India's mobile phone economy.
Rexit, Russia, and rare poisons. What to make of Tillerson's ouster, and what will it mean for the US and the world? Then, with ANOTHER Russian ex-spy poisoned in Britain and all fingers are pointing at Russia. How should the West respond? And, on election day in Russia, opposition candidate Ksenia Sobchak tells Fareed about challenging Putin for power.
President Trump has agreed to meet Kim Jong Un face-to-face. Is this a chance at lasting peace? Or a recipe for disaster? Then, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Pres. Obama's top military advisor, on the military challenges facing the Trump administration.
"Fareed Zakaria GPS" is CNN's flagship world affairs program. Every week on the show, you will see in-depth interviews with world leaders, newsmakers and analysts who break down the world's toughest problems, you will hear Fareed's "take" on vital subjects, and you will learn what you need to know about the world around you.
Airdate March 4, 2018: On GPS: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gives Fareed her take on the Trump administration's foreign policy, the 2nd Amendment debate, and what unites Americans. Also, with presidential term limits lifted in China, will Xi Jinping rule for life? Also, is Hollywood finally making progress on diversity?
On GPS: Guns. What can stop the slaughter? Why is the U.S. so different from the rest of the world and what does the 2nd Amendment have to do with it? Then, Moscow's reaction to Mueller's indictments of Russian nationals. Finally, is Donald Trump trying to make American white again? One of Fareed's guests makes just that claim.
Fareed's take on the Middle East Morrass; How Will The U.S. Respond to Russian Meddling?; Bill Gates on Remaining Optimistic in Today's World; Inside the Mind of Kim Jong Un; Prospects for Peace on the 38th Parallel?