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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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Remembering Dianne Feinstein Amanpour
The longest-serving female senator in US history, California’s Dianne Feinstein died today at the age of 90. Feinstein came to national prominence before taking her senate seat, becoming mayor of San Francisco in 1978 following the tragic assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk. Over a decade later, she then won a special senate election that sent her to Washington, where she worked tirelessly for gun laws. By the time Feinstein was elected to a fifth full term in 2018, she was the...Show more oldest sitting US Senator. Senator Patty Murray and former Congresswoman Jane Harman knew Feinstein well and they join the program with reflections on her life and legacy. 
Also on today's show: Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza; Wall Street Journal World Coverage Chief Gordon Fairclough; White House National Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi
Sep 30, 2023
Fox eyes life after Rupert Amanpour
92-year-old Rupert Murdoch stepped aside last week as chairman of the Fox Corporation and News Corp, triggering a potentially seismic shift in media spanning the globe. Christiane looks at where the empire strikes next, now that it’s in the hands of Murdoch’s first son Lachlan. She is joined by Andrew Neil, former editor of the Murdoch-owned Sunday Times of London, and tech and media journalist Kara Swisher. 
Also on today's show: 26.2 to Life director Christine Yoo & subject Markelle Taylor; author Helen Prejean (from the Amanpour archives)
Sep 28, 2023
Focus on the climate Amanpour
Leaders around the world are rolling back climate policies and pledges, purportedly to boost their economies. In Britain, the government has just approved a huge new oil and gas field in the North Sea, one week after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak slow-rolled carbon neutral targets. The International Energy Agency says that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require no new drilling, while a new report by Oxford University finds that Britain's energy needs could be met entirely by w...Show moreind and solar power by 2050. The deputy leader of the UK Green Party, Zack Polanski, joins the show to discuss climate politics, UK energy security, and future energy supply. 
Also on today's show: Betsey Stevenson, professor of economics and public policy and former adviser to President Obama, discusses whether the green agenda in the US is at risk, as well as the future of electrical vehicles and auto makers.
Sep 27, 2023
Exclusive interview: Ukraine's new Minister of Defense Amanpour
Facing the likelihood of a long war against Russia, Ukraine is seemingly ready for a strategic reset – a move that President Zelensky has marked with a new defense minister. Rustem Umerov took on the new role less than three weeks ago with plans to rebuild Ukraine’s store of ammunition by ramping up local production wherever possible. In his first and exclusive interview, he joins the show to discuss the progress of the counteroffensive, his nation’s weapons systems, and the fate of Russia’s Bla...Show moreck Sea Fleet Chief, who was seen today in a Kremlin video despite Ukraine’s claims to have killed him. 
Also on today's show: US House Democrat Pat Ryan; Muzaffar Chishti, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute; Iranian women's rights activist Elahe Tavakolian
Sep 26, 2023
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock Amanpour
Just behind the US in donations of aid to Ukraine is Germany, which last year changed its constitution to rapidly upgrade the country’s military in the wake of the Russian invasion and vowed to provide Ukraine with help for as long as it takes. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock joins the show to explain how that vow has shaped her nation’s affairs. 
Also on today's show: Former British Tory minister and MP Rory Stewart; New York Times tech reporter Kashmir Hill
Sep 25, 2023
Feature interview: Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim Amanpour
The high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly is coming to a close, a week where the war in Ukraine and the defense of democracy took center stage. But no-shows included Russian President Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Rising Chinese power and influence in the Indo-Pacific region are a big focus for Anwar Ibrahim, the prime minister of Malaysia, balancing relations with both China and the United States. Christiane speaks to Ibrahim about this, as well as his own incredible journey from protest leader to political prisoner to prime minister. 
Also: author Ann Patchett; author Loren Grush
Sep 22, 2023
Ukraine's diplomatic crises Amanpour
World leaders are wrapping up another UN General Assembly, a summit reflecting on a year of mounting challenges for UN nations, from the climate crisis to the war in Ukraine. As Kyiv’s counteroffensive continues, President Zelensky used his address to the UN to appeal for support and is now setting his sights on further assistance from Washington as he makes his case at the Capitol. But the leader is facing diplomatic setbacks, as Republicans in Congress threaten to cut off aid and neighboring c...Show moreountry Poland announces it will no longer send weapons to Ukraine. US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker joins the show from Washington DC. 
Also on today's show: Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani; acting US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland; Law professor Tim Wu
Sep 21, 2023
Reporting from the UN General Assembly Amanpour
First: As the UN General Assembly meets in New York City, Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks about the fight against imperialism, the importance of Ireland not being a member of NATO, the climate crisis, advocacy for a unified Ireland, and the UK's recent Northern Ireland Troubles Act.
Next: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong speaks about Canada and India's mutual expulsion of diplomats over alleged Indian government connection to the murder of Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Si...Show morengh Nijjar. She also discusses obstacles to global peace, Australia's environmentalist goals, and Indigenous recognition in the Australian constitution.
Then: UN Secretary-General António Guterres discusses the state of the war in Ukraine, and advocates for military support for Ukraine.
Later: Writer Diana B. Henriques discusses on the Great Depression, the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and her book, Taming the Street.
Sep 20, 2023
Inside the UN General Assembly Amanpour
At the United Nations General Assembly, more than a hundred world leaders are gathering to discuss pressing world issues, from climate to grinding poverty.  But Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping are missing in action; and the Ukraine war is diverting attention from other vital priorities, like climate change or promoting global equality. Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told fellow leaders, “We are not where need to be” in meeting these sustainable development goals. 
Also on today’s show: Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong; NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; author Diana B. Henriques
Sep 19, 2023
Freed prisoners, the UN general assembly, and HIV/AIDS relief Amanpour
Five Americans detained in Iran are free and on their way to the United States, as part of a US-Iran agreement, which also includes the release of $6 billion in Iranian funds for humanitarian use. Christiane is joined by US National Security spokesperson John Kirby, and later by Jared Genser, who represents former detainee Siamak Namazi.
As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, they face cascading challenges – from the war in Ukraine to the critical climate c...Show morerisis. Christiane sat down with UN Secretary General António Guterres.
20 years ago, President Bush introduced one of the United States’s most successful foreign aid programs, PEPFAR. The plan for AIDS relief has saved 25 million lives but is now under threat. House Republicans are opposing funding for it, which expires at the end of the month, over abortion politics. Steven Thrasher is a HIV and AIDS scholar and joins the show to discuss the global impact of this relief.
Sep 18, 2023
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