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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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Inside this year's crucial NATO summit Amanpour
NATO leaders are gathered in Madrid for the most consequential meeting in the organization’s history. The summit kicked off by enlarging the alliance, giving Putin more NATO, not less: when Sweden and Finland become NATO member states, it will lengthen Russia’s border with the alliance by 800 miles. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says this move proves Putin is failing – but danger remains as Russian forces continue to dominate in eastern Ukraine. Christiane discusses all this and more with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. 

Also on today's show: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; author Jason Stanley (How Fascism Works).
Jun 29, 2022
The new reality taking shape in the US Amanpour
Two Americas – that is the new reality taking shape in the US. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion on Friday has already triggered bans in at least 10 states, with several more expected to follow soon. Others, by contrast – like California, Washington and Oregon – have vowed to protect women’s health and their rights. Demonstrators on both sides have taken to the streets, but one thing is clear: the Court is at odds with public opinion. According to a ne...Show morew poll conducted after Friday’s ruling, 59% of American adults disapprove of overturning Roe v. Wade. Dr. David Eisenberg believes he performed the last non-emergency abortion in the state of Missouri hours before Friday’s ruling and joins the show from St. Louis. 

Also on today's show: Women's rights activist Ailbhe Smyth, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Evangelical minister Rev. Robert Schenck.
Jun 27, 2022
The ramifications of SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade Amanpour
The Supreme Court has overturned 50 years of abortion rights in America. CNN Supreme Court reporter Arian de Vogue joins the show with the latest on today’s decision. Also weighing in on the historic SCOTUS decision is attorney Kathryn Kolbert, who argued America’s last landmark abortion case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, at the Supreme Court in 1992. 

Also on today's show: New Yorker staff writer Dexter Filkins and Humanity Auxilium Medical Chair Dr. Mohsina Chaklader.
Jun 25, 2022
Special report: Identifying the dead in Ukraine Amanpour
Ukrainian troops are still desperate for more weapons as they take increasingly heavy casualties, and the families of those killed are facing an agonizing wait for the bodies of their loved ones to be identified. Correspondent Salma Abdelaziz reports on the complex process. 

Also on today's show: CNN Supreme Court reporter Ariane de Vogue and Economist correspondent Steven Mazie analyze today's SCOTUS decision striking down a century-old New York law against carrying a concealed handgun outsi...Show morede the home; Olivia Troye, the former Homeland Security advisor to Mike Pence, discusses the pressure Donald Trump put on the VP, the danger to his life, and what the GOP must do to mitigate domestic terrorism.
Jun 25, 2022
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa Amanpour
Fatal flooding has killed more than 100 people in Bangladesh and India, while a dramatic heatwave spanning Europe is causing wildfires in Spain. Extreme weather like this will only become more common and more severe as the world drags its heels on climate change. As you might expect, it’s been a trying time to lead the world’s climate efforts, and for the last six years that’s been the job of Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ climate chief. She joins the show from Italy. 

Also on today's show: The latest on the Afghanistan earthquake, more revelations from the Jan 6 committee, and interviews with former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman and The Nation Sports Editor Dave Zirin.
Jun 23, 2022
What dissolving parliament means for Israel Amanpour
Israel is preparing for the arrival of President Joe Biden next month, but suddenly a change of plans: Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will no longer be the one to host the American leader. Instead, it’ll likely be a new prime minister, the current foreign minister Yair Lapid. That’s because after one year heading a diverse coalition, Bennett announced he’s dissolving parliament following a series of defections from his own party. His political partner Lapid is set to take over until a new govern...Show morement is formed. Watching all this unfold is of course Benjamin Netanyahu, who hopes the collapse of the government means he can come back on top. Journalist and Bibi biographer Anshel Pfeffer joins the show to discuss. 

Also on today's show: civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and Nadia Hallgren, director of the new Netflix documentary Civil, in which Crump is profiled; lifelong Republican Sarah Longwell, co-founder of Defending Democracy Together and executive director of the Republican Accountability Project; Dr. Eric Topol, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research.
Jun 21, 2022
Putting Juneteenth in perspective Amanpour
Today America marks Juneteenth with a federal holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. And once again, the values at the heart of Juneteenth – freedom and equality – are in sharp focus in this country, not long after the racist massacre in Buffalo and at a time when inflation is likely to further entrench racial inequality. To reflect on all this, academic and author Carol Anderson joins the program. 

Also on today's show: James Jones, director of Cheronbyl: The Lost Tapes; the Jane organization's Heather Booth and Jeanne Galatzer-Levy; actor Angela Lansbury (from the archives).
Jun 20, 2022
Startling new details emerge about January 6 Amanpour
It’s a pretty astonishing claim: a sitting president was not only indifferent to the safety of his own loyal vice president, but his behavior actually helped cause the threat. Donald Trump’s pressure campaign to overturn the 2020 election was the focus of the latest January 6 hearings, and the committee says his actions directly contributed to the attack that endangered Mike Pence, who was rushed to safety as the riots unfolded. 17 months after the insurrection, new details are still coming to light about that fateful day and what led up to it, as Pamela Brown reports. 

Also on today's show: Journalists Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein, Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilița, author Serhii Plokhy.
Jun 17, 2022
Will the Fed's massive rate hike work? Amanpour
The global economy is in uncharted territory, and where it goes next is anybody’s guess. Raging inflation, the soaring costs of gas and food are plaguing consumers in America and around the world. The US Federal Reserve took its most aggressive move in decades on Wednesday, hiking the interest rate 75 basis points to try to rein in the rising prices. Just today the Bank of England also raised rates. But will the rate hike be the cure to cool down this overheated economy, or is it now at risk of ...Show moresliding into a recession? And what might the outlook mean for big issues laid bare by the pandemic, including inequality and the economic cost of racism? Joining the show to try and answer these thorny questions is Michelle Holder, an economics professor and outgoing president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. 

Also on today's show: Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, a Capitol police officer injured on January 6; David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.
Jun 16, 2022
Russia-Ukraine war reaches pivotal point Amanpour
The US is expected to give Ukraine an additional $1 billion in military aid, as western intelligence officials say the war has reached a pivotal point. But will it be too late? For more, former commander of US forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, joins the show. 

Also in today's episode: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York Director Gavin Schmidt, former Senator Russ Feingold, author Keri Blakinger.
Jun 15, 2022
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