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Fareed Zakaria GPS
41 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
June 20, 2021 |On GPS: What did the first Biden-Putin summit look like to Russians?; What should we know about Iran’s new president: Ebrahim Raisi?; And an exclusive interview with a Taliban spokesman about Afghanistan after the U.S. leaves.
President Biden and President Putin met for the first time this week in Geneva and Fareed asks Andrey Kortunov, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, about the state of U.S.-Russian relations and how cyberattacks are impacting the relationship. A low turnout election in Iran has secured a presidential win for hardliner Ebrahim Raisi. Robin Wright, contributing writer at The New Yorker, and Vali Nasr, Professor at Johns Hopkins University, explain who Raisi is and what his presidency will mean for Iran. Then, an exclusive interview with Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen about the future of Afghanistan after American and allied troops pull out of the country. Plus, anthropologist-turned-journalist Gillian Tett on her new book “Anthro-Vision,” where she lays out how important rituals and symbols are to human culture and why it’s good to embrace a bit of culture shock. Lastly, Fareed explains why a carbon tax can be the first big step in the fight against climate change. GUESTS: Andrey Kortunov, Robin Wright, Vali Nasr, Suhail Shaheen, Gillian TettTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
40 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
June 13, 2021 |On GPS: A panel discussion on President Biden’s first trip abroad; the beginning of a new political era in Israel; how humans gained an extra life in just a century; plus, a sustainable solution to the U.S.-Mexico border crisis.
Biden brought America “back to the table” of the world stage this week on his first trip abroad as President. Fareed talks to The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, and Ben Rhodes, former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor, about Biden’s plan to rally the world’s leading democracies. A new day dawns on Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu is ousted as Prime Minister; what does the future of Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict look like? Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, explains to Fareed what is at stake. Then, Steven Johnson tells Fareed how humans gained an extra life thanks to advancements in science and the activism of citizens around the world. Lastly, this week Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Mexico and Guatemala to address immigration from Central America and Fareed has some suggestions on how to stabilize the region. GUESTS: Ben Rhodes, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Martin Indyk, Steven JohnsonTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
40 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
June 6, 2021 |On GPS: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on tackling Covid-19 and how to deal with China and Russia. Then a panel discussing what's next for Israel in the post-Netanyahu era. Plus, Ezra Klein on why we need a "moonshot for meatless meat."
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to Fareed about why international cooperation is key to ending the pandemic and how Western democracies should handle their relationships with China and Russia. Then, Anshel Pfeffer, the Israel correspondent for The Economist, and Israeli journalist Lucy Aharish explain what can happen if the new Israeli "change" coalition ousts longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and how Arab-Israeli's are affecting Israeli politics like never before. Plus, Ezra Klein tells Fareed why it is important for the future of BBQs to be meatless. And lastly, Fareed looks at how a border crisis between Spain and Morocco is pushing immigration to the center stage of Spanish politics. GUESTS: Gordon Brown, Anshel Pfeffer, Lucy Aharish, Ezra Klein To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
36 minutes | May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021 | On GPS: Is the Benjamin Netanyahu era in Israel coming to a close? Fareed talks to Tom Friedman; then a panel discussion on Belarus's "state sponsored hijacking" and Michael Lewis on the U.S.’s COVID-19 stumbles.
As Israeli politicians are in tasks to form a coalition that may oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Fareed talk to the New York Times’ Tom Friedman about what that would mean – for Israel, for Palestinians, and for the 2-state solution. Then he speaks to The Atlantic's Anne Applebaum and Belarusian reporter Hanna Liubakova about Belarus's "state sponsored hijacking" & subsequent arrest of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich. Then Michael Lewis dives into his new book "The Premonition," where he investigates why the world's wealthiest nation – the U.S. – bumbled its initial COVID-19 response so badly. And, lastly, Fareed looks at why the worldwide decline in birth rates could have potentially devastating consequences for rapidly aging populations. GUESTS: Thomas Friedman, Anne Applebaum, Hanna Liubakova, Michael LewisTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
39 minutes | May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021 | On GPS: Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Israel, Gaza, the Iran deal, and his meeting this week with Russia’s FM Lavrov; plus, a panel discussion on the complicated future of Israelis and Palestinians.
Airdate May 16, 2021: Fareed speaks to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken about the American diplomatic plan for Israel and Gaza, the future of the Iran Nuclear deal, and what he said when he met this week with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Lavrov. Then, a panel discussing the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Peter Beinart, Noura Erakat and Dan Senor. Plus, Zachary Karabell on his new book about how business built America and what modern capitalism should look like. And lastly, as the Arctic region continues to defrost, creating a new political and economic horizon, Fareed examines Russia’s intentions (and why they are worrying to the West). GUESTS: Anthony Blinken, Noura Erakat, Peter Beinart, Dan Senor, Zachary Karabell To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
45 minutes | May 16, 2021
May 16, 2021 | On GPS: the latest from the Middle East as the crisis intensifies and the death toll rises
Airdate May 16, 2021: Fareed speaks to CNN's Nic Robertson in Israel about what it's like on the ground. Then former U.S. special envoy to Israel and Palestine, Martin Indyk, and modern Arab studies Professor Rashid Khalidi discuss how the combatants got here and where the conflict will go next. Then international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad join Fareed for an exclusive interview. After the U.N. this week said ISIS committed genocide against the Yazidis, Clooney and Murad say it’s time to get justice against ISIS in U.S. and international courts. GUESTS: Martin Indyk, Rashid Khalidi, Amal Clooney, Nadia MuradTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
40 minutes | May 9, 2021
May 9, 2021 | On GPS: Bombing in Kabul; Beijing’s brinksmanship in Taiwan; India’s COVID crisis; the post-pandemic boom
Airdate May 9, 2021: Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates talks about Biden’s pressing foreign policy issues – from the prospect of a Taliban takeover in Afghanistan to China’s brinksmanship in Taiwan. Then, the Lancet says India may suffer 1 million COVID deaths by August 1st; Fareed talks to public health expert Devi Sridhar on how bad it will get in India and where the next crisis may hit. Also, economic historian Niall Ferguson tells Fareed about the role of globalization in the spread of Covid-19 and the lasting impact the pandemic will have in the world’s economic recovery. GUESTS: Robert Gates, Devi Sridhar, Niall Ferguson, Jake TapperTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
41 minutes | May 2, 2021
May 2, 2021 | On GPS: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Biden's first 100 days, on the uncertain future of U.S.-Russia relations and on America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan; Unpacking how populist politics affect pandemic performance; How political Islam lost its allure
Airdate May 2, 2021: Ten years after the death of Osama bin Laden, Fareed examines how political and militant Islam may have lost its allure. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton grades Biden's first 100 days in office, outlines the most effective way to proceed with politics in DC, examines the complex relationship between the U.S. and Russia and discusses the possible outcomes after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. Then, with India ever deeper in crisis, John Hopkins professor Yascha Mounk and Institute for Global Change research fellow Brett Meyer debate whether populist politics affects pandemic response. Plus, Saudi Crown Prince MBS’s stunning admission regarding his nation’s relations with Iran. GUESTS: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Yascha Mounk, Brett Meyer To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
41 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
April 25, 2021 | On GPS: What should the West make of Putin's ominous warning not to cross Russia’s “red line”?; The word “genocide” gets tossed around a lot – what is the history & true meaning of the word?
Airdate April 18, 2021: Fareed offers his Take on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and the damage it may have done. Then, Vladimir Putin warned the West this week not to cross Russia’s “red line”. What does that mean? And what to make of the massive build-up of Russia troops on its border with Ukraine? Fareed talks to Radek Sikorsky, the former Foreign Minister of Poland who has negotiated with Putin. Also: words matter. On Saturday, President Biden declared the mass killings of Armenians in WWI a genocide, but what does that word mean? Fareed talks to expert Philippe Sands. And, after global leaders made pledges to cut emissions at a U.S.-convened climate summit this week, will developing nations follow suit? M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International, weighs in. Plus, Covid's devastating comeback in India. The Guardian's Hannah Ellis-Petersen reports on the “COVID hell” that India is experiencing. And, finally, why nuclear power is the more sustainable option for the future of energy production. GUESTS: Radek Sikorski, Philippe Sands, M. Sanjayan, Hannah Ellis-Petersen, To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
41 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
April 18, 2021 | On GPS: An exclusive interview with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, days after Biden announces a final U.S. troop withdrawal
Airdate April 18, 2021: After the Biden administration said this week it's pulling out of Afghanistan, Fareed has an exclusive interview with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, on what the U.S. withdrawal means for his country and its citizens. Then, former Trump national security advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster critiques the Biden decision on Afghanistan, citing the potential chaos the Taliban can unleash, while former Obama national security advisor Tom Donilon applauds the decision and tells Fareed why the withdrawal is in the interest of the U.S. and the world. Lastly, will the world do anything about the violence in Myanmar? Fareed talks to CNN's chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward who just returned from the country. GUESTS: Ashraf Ghani, H.R. McMaster, Thomas Donilon, Clarissa WardTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
49 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
April 11, 2021 | On GPS: How to pay for Biden's big dollar plans; re-engaging with Iran; Turkey's illiberal democracy
Airdate April 11, 2021: Trump slashed corporate tax rates in his tenure as president. Biden has taken haste to undo that, securing funding for his new American jobs plan. Fareed talks to Wally Adeyemo, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. And, the Iran deal - can the U.S. and Iran resume talks? Should they? Fareed has a great debate with an all-star panel. Then, at another negotiating table, an awkward game of musical chairs in Turkey left one European leader without a seat. What this scene might say about Turkey's continuing slide away from the West…and away from democracy. GUESTS: Wally Adeyemo, Kim Ghattas, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Vali Nasr, Diane von FurstenbergTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
42 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
April 4, 2021 | On GPS: Biden's big bid to rebuild America; new report on the origins of COVID-19; Germany grapples with COVID-19 resurgence
Airdate April 4, 2021: Before hitting his 100-day mark, Pres. Biden has passed a $2T COVID relief bill and proposed a $2T infrastructure and jobs package. Some have already begun putting him in the pantheon with FDR & LBJ. Are those comparisons apt? Fareed asks historians, Jon Meacham and Niall Ferguson. Then, the WHO's latest report saw no evidence that COVID-19 originated in a lab. Fareed speaks to Peter Daszak, one of the scientists who carried out this controversial investigation in China. And Germany went from great success against COVID-19 to close to failure – now entering its third spike. What changed? Fareed speaks to the New York Time's Correspondent Melissa Eddy. GUESTS: Jon Meacham, Niall Ferguson, Peter Daszak, Melissa EddyTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
38 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
March 21, 2021 | On GPS: Top U.S. officials had wars of words this week with their Russian and Chinese counterparts. What’s next for those already difficult relations?
Airdate March 21, 2021: Fareed offers his Take on America’s already bloated defense budget and why the administration may use China to justify asking for even more money. Then, he talks to an all-star panel about President Biden affirming he thinks Putin is a “killer” and the un-diplomatic start of Secretary of State Blinken’s talks with his Chinese counterpart. Will Washington’s difficult relations with Moscow and Beijing get even more so? Then, a global COVID mystery: why has the developing world suffered relatively so few deaths compared to the developed world? And Fareed explains why the filibuster hasn’t been used to further democracy but instead to promote policies that discriminate...and why it has to be scrapped! GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, James Stavridis, Richard Haass, Siddhartha Mukherjee To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
40 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
March 14, 2021 | On GPS: Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package; the Quad's first leaders' summit; the biotech revolution
Airdate March 14, 2021: Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law Friday. So, will the plan deliver on its promises? Paul Krugman and Larry Summers debate the bill's size and its long-term consequences. Then, what you need to know about the Quad after Biden’s meeting with leaders from India, Australia and Japan on Friday. The bloc of four nations seeks to counter China's growing influence while promoting a "free and open Indo-Pacific." Former State Department official Susan Thornton tells Fareed how the group could reshape geopolitics in the East. And the biotech revolution brought about innovative solutions to the Covid-19 crisis. How will it change the world next? Walter Isaacson tells Fareed. GUESTS: Larry Summers, Paul Krugman, Susan Thornton, Walter Isaacson To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
40 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
March 7, 2021 | On GPS: The race to global leadership in AI; Europe's bungled vaccine rollout; The bioethics of a COVID-19 vaccine passport; The Pope's historic visit to Iraq; India's democratic decline;
Former Google chief Eric Schmidt makes the case for the U.S. to massively invest in artificial intelligence technology in order to keep up with China's fast advancements. As Italy blocks a shipment of vaccine from going to Australia, Zanny Milton Beddoes discusses the problems with the European Union's slow vaccine rollout and how it is affecting politics in the UK. Fareed asks renowned medical ethicist Arthur Caplan about the pros and cons of a COVID-19 vaccine passport. Then, Ben Wedeman reports on Pope Francis's historic visit to Iraq and what it means for the Arab Christian community. Finally, a look at India's democratic decline amid the rise of Hindu nationalism in the country. GUESTS: Eric Schmidt, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Arthur Caplan, Ben Wedeman Airdate: March 7, 2021To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
42 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
February 28, 2021 | On GPS: The future of U.S.-Saudi relations after the Khashoggi report; a look at Biden's Middle East Strategy; Bill Gates on solutions for saving the planet and a post-pandemic world; cryptocurrency goes mainstream
Airdate February 28, 2021: After a U.S. intelligence report stated that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, what, if any, will be the consequences for the de facto ruler of Saudia Arabia? And how is Biden’s broader Middle East strategy shaping up? Fareed talks to a panel of experts. Then, Bill Gates discusses his new book about how to avoid a climate disaster, his lessons from COVID-19, and the U.S. economy. Finally, a look at how major global governments are taking digital currency into the mainstream. GUESTS: Meghan O'Sullivan, Tarek Masoud, Nicholas Kristof, Bill GatesTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
40 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
February 21, 2021 | On GPS: Pres. Biden's America-is-back agenda
Airdate February 21, 2021: President Biden says, "America is back." But is it? Fareed speaks to an all-star panel about Biden foreign policy. Then, a Texas-sized catastrophe caused by winter weather. Is the world prepared for the ever more severe weather being churned up by climate change? Texas-based climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe tells Fareed. Finally, one nation's surprising Covid-19 success story. How one poor but happy nation has managed to so far only suffer one Covid-19 death. GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Richard Haass, Peter Beinart, Katherine Hayhoe, Annie LowreyTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
39 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
February 14, 2021 | On GPS: 2nd Trump impeachment trial ends in acquittal; the world after the covid-19 pandemic; America's cyber vulnerabilities
Airdate February 14, 2021: Trump's second impeachment trial culminated in another acquittal. The former President's critics say it is further evidence that America's democracy is broken. So, what can be done to put it back together and make it stronger? David Frum and Anne Applebaum discuss with Fareed. Then, how far we've come and how far have we yet to go in the Covid-19 pandemic. Former CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Fareed how to thwart a fourth wave and what the new normal will look like. Finally, from the massive hack attack against US government and corporate computers that was revealed in December to this week’s revelation of a near-miss in Florida when somebody tried to raise the chemical level in a town’s water supply to poisonous levels, what is going on? New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth tells Fareed why America is so vulnerable. GUESTS: David Frum, Anne Applebaum, Tom Frieden, Nicole Perlroth To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
42 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
February 7, 2021 | On GPS: American adversaries react to President Joe Biden
Airdate February 7, 2021: First, Iran. Can the nuclear deal be salvaged? Is Iran willing to re-negotiate? Fareed talks to Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Then, Fareed speaks to Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai about great power competition, China's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the origins of Covid-19, and China's increasing assertiveness towards its neighbors.GUESTS:Javad Zarif, Cui TiankaiTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
40 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
January 31, 2021 | On GPS: Vaccine nationalism; the movement arising around Alexey Navalny; exclusive one-on-one with John Kerry
Airdate January 31, 2021: Fareed gives his take on the dangers of vaccine nationalism and what it could mean for world's recovery from Covid-19. Then, for the second weekend in a row Russians heeded the rallying cry of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny. Demonstrations against Putin were planned in over 120 cities across the country. Will Russia's government continue its harsh response to the protests? And, how will this change U.S.-Russia relations? Julia Ioffe and Alexander Gabuev join Fareed to discuss. Then, in an exclusive, one-on-one interview, Biden's climate envoy, John Kerry tells Fareed about the administration's ambitious plan to curb the climate crisis. GUESTS: Alexander Gabuev, Julia Ioffe, John KerryTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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