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Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
- Director: Jeff Watts TD: Mike Mihelich EGO: Dia Hodari TPM: Amber Swanson Audio: Lorenzo Kemp Prompter: Ronald EmileFrance recalled its Ambassadors to Washington and Canberra this week following the announcement of the new security partnership between the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom. Gérard Araud, the former French Ambassador to the U.S., talks to Fareed about the state of Franco-American relations. Then, ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week, Fareed sits down with Secretary General António Guterres to discuss the need for global coop...Show moreeration on Covid-19, and what the U.N. can realistically do to help people of Afghanistan. Plus, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talks to Fareed about the power and politics of the court.
GUESTS: Gérard Araud, António Guterres, Stephen BreyerSep 19, 2021
- September 12, 2021 |On GPS: Fmr. U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair on 9/11 & defeating radical Islam; exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky20 years after 9/11, Fareed gives his take on the state of radical Islam today. Then, Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair reflects on the days after 9/11 and the roots of Islamic extremism. Finally, an exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Is he confident the U.S. will defend his nation from Russia, after the world witnessed what happened in Afghanistan last month? Pres. Zelensky and Fareed discuss that plus the scandal that centered on Ukraine and led to Trump's fir...Show morest impeachment.
GUESTS: Tony Blair, President Volodymyr Zelensky
Sep 12, 2021
- September 5, 2021 |A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special: The Post-COVID-19 World. Once the extraordinary measures are over, how will our world have changed? How should it be different?Fareed talks to Joanne Lipman, former Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, on how the pandemic has made us rethink the workplace and our work-life balance. Then, former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, tells Fareed how the transition to digital school came with a big learning curve for students, teachers, and parents alike and what can be done to improve the future of education. In the Spring of 2020, many thought cities would be yet another victim of the pandemic, but University of Toronto Pr...Show moreofessor Richard Florida says cities are here to stay – they just need to evolve. Lastly, Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor-in-chief of The Economist, discusses the post-pandemic economy and what it will look like for people, for corporations and for nations.
GUESTS: Joanne Lipman, Arne Duncan, Richard Florida, Zanny Minton BeddoesSep 5, 2021
- August 22, 2021 |On GPS: The uncertain future of Afghanistan; the world’s response to U.S. withdrawal; the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan; resiliency through the pandemicFareed offers his take on why leaving Afghanistan is still the right decision even amidst the heartbreaking and chaotic withdrawal. But, first, Jim Sciutto opens the show with Afghan natives Rina Amiri, Senior Fellow at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, and Sami Mahdi, an Afghan journalist, on the future of their home country. Reporting from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley describes the ongoing troubles there. Then, Rory Stewart, for...Show moremer U.K. Secretary of State for International Development, and Andrey Kortunov, the Director General for the Russian International Affairs Council, join Jim for a discussion about how America’s allies and adversaries are reacting to the Afghanistan debacle. Also, former U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband explains to Jim how the Taliban takeover created not just a political-economic crisis but a humanitarian one as well. Plus, a conversation with Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast, about how to train our brains to find happiness amidst these very challenging times.
GUESTS: Rina Amiri, Sami Mahdi, Sam Kiley, Rory Stewart, Andrey Kortunov, David Miliband, Laurie SantosAug 22, 2021
- August 15, 2021 | On GPS: Kabul falls as the Taliban takes over Afghanistan; the summer of climate crises continuesAs President Ghani flees Afghanistan while the Taliban seizes control of the country, Fareed talks to Clarissa Ward, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, about the breathtaking speed of the Taliban’s takeover. Then, former Joint Chiefs Chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen (Ret.), talks about what happened to the Afghan Army. Also, what will be the fate of women in Afghanistan? Mahbouba Seraj, a women’s rights activist in Kabul, tells Fareed how she will continue to fight for women’s rights in the cou...Show morentry. Then, after weeks of back-to-back climate catastrophes around the world, John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, calls for more effective global climate action. Plus, Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, tells Fareed about the devastating fires that burned through his country and what the E.U., U.S., and the world need to do in order to ensure a climate-stable future.
GUESTS: Clarissa Ward, Mike Mullen, Mahbouba Seraj, John Kerry, Kyriakos MitsotakisAug 15, 2021
- August 8, 2021 |On GPS: Dr. Anthony Fauci on the Delta variant & the others to come plus a panel on the GOP’s odd embrace of Hungary & the fall of the first major city in AfghanistanAnthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Biden and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Fareed what the world can expect during the next phase of the pandemic, including how to combat new variants, how vaccines offer the best path to herd immunity and the future of infectious diseases. Then, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Ian Bremmer on the American right’s infatuation with Hungary’s authoritarian leader, Viktor Orban, just as Tucker Carlson returns...Show more from his weeklong visit to the Eastern European country. Plus, the panel discusses what the future of Afghanistan looks like as the Taliban seizes control of Kunduz, the first big Afghan city to fall in the vacuum left by the US troop withdrawal. Lastly, Fareed looks at how the world can use the Olympic lessons of globalized cooperation and logistics and apply them to vaccine distribution around the world.
GUESTS: Anthony Fauci, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ian BremmerAug 8, 2021
- August 1, 2021 |On GPS: How the delta variant might complicate the economic recovery; convincing the unvaccinated to get their shots; teetering democracy in Tunisia; and, why one scholar wants a truth and reconciliation committee after the U.S. Capitol attackThe threat of the Delta variant looms over the recovery of the economy and the health of the global population, Fareed asks Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman what this stage of the pandemic will look like, and if the economy will shut down again. Then, the key to transitioning back to normal life lies in vaccines, but how can governments and health experts convince more people to get vaccinated? Richard Thaler, Nobel Prize winning economist and co-author of the book ‘Nudge’ explains how...Show more to effectively incentivize the unvaccinated. Then, 10 years after the Arab Spring, is Tunisia in the throes of a coup? Tarek Masoud, professor of International Relations at Harvard University, explains why democracy is fragile in the North African country. Plus, after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, does the U.S. need a truth and reconciliation committee? Fareed asks Harvard scholar and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen how the country can heal.
GUESTS: Paul Krugman, Richard Thaler, Tarek Masoud, Danielle AllenAug 1, 2021
- July 25, 2021 |On GPS: An exclusive interview with King Abdullah II of JordanFareed sits down in a special in-person interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan. They discuss solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the King’s visit with President Biden, turmoil within the Jordanian royal family, and much more. Then, Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC director, and Devi Sridhar, Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, tell Fareed about the worrying rise of Covid-19 cases due to the delta variant, how important it is to vaccinate the world and the newest d...Show moreata on the effectiveness of vaccines. Plus, a look at how the extreme weather seen around the world in recent weeks might be the new normal.
GUESTS: King Abdullah II, Tom Frieden, Devi SridharJul 25, 2021
- July 18, 2021 |ON GPS: Gen. David Petraeus tells Fareed why the U.S. might regret withdrawing from Afghanistan; will the anti-government protests change anything in Cuba?; and Gary Ginsburg on his new book “First Friends”As the U.S. finalizes its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of involvement in the country, Fareed talks to former Commander of U.S. Central Command and former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus about how the U.S. may regret the decision to pull out in a “hasty way.” Then, Ada Ferrer, Professor of History at NYU, explains why it is still too early to know if the anti-government protests in Cuba will bring about change and what President Biden should do about Cuba. Plus, Gary Ginsburg...Show more, author of the new book “First Friends,” tells Fareed about the defining friendships of different American presidents and how they shaped both their decision-making and personal lives. And lastly, after the shocking assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moishe, Fareed looks at the troubled history of the island nation and how it led to the current violence there.
GUESTS: David Petraeus, Ada Ferrer, Gary GinsburgJul 18, 2021
- July 11, 2021 |On GPS: A special hour as billionaire Richard Branson blasts off to spaceFareed sits down with the renowned astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss the science behind the billionaire race to space and contextualizes this moment in the history of human space exploration. Then, CNN’s space and defense correspondent, Kristin Fisher, whose parents were both astronauts, explains the political dynamics between Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and describes the history of these types of space flight tests. Plus, Rachel Crane, C...Show moreNN’s innovation and space correspondent, reports on all the details surrounding Virgin Galactic’s test flight from the field at Spaceport America near Truth and Consequences, New Mexico.
GUESTS: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristin Fisher, Rachel CraneJul 11, 2021