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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.

Russia's bombardment of Ukraine and the Biden-Xi meeting Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed sits down with Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and CNN Presidential Historian Timothy Naftali to discuss Russia's strategy in Ukraine, why the west needs to remain united against Putin and the state of US-China relations after the Biden-Xi meeting. Then, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins was recently in Taiwan and shares his reporting on how top officials and ordinary citizens are feeling about China and the threat of an invasion. Plus, The Atlantic Council's Holly Dagr...Show morees on why Iran's GenZ is leading the protests against theocracy in their country.
Guests: Richard Haass (@RichardHaass), Timothy Naftali (@TimNaftali), Dexter Filkins, Holly Dagres (@hdagres)
Air date: 20/11/22
Nov 20, 2022
Biden meets Xi Jinping and the world reacts to America’s midterm election results Fareed Zakaria GPS
Guest anchor Bianna Golodryga talks to Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, and Anne Applebaum, staff writer for The Atlantic, about Biden's first in-person meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and what it means for the world's two largest economies, plus how the world views the U.S. midterm results. Then, Dara Massicot, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, discusses Russia’s withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson. How significant is this Ukrainian victory? And after Ben...Show morejamin Netanyahu received the mandate to try and build the next coalition government in Israel, Anshel Pfeffer, a Jerusalem-based writer for Haaretz and The Economist, examines the likely result: will it end up being Israel’s most right-wing government ever? Plus, Bill Weir, CNN’s Chief Climate Correspondent, on what was (and wasn’t) accomplished at the UN’s climate conference.
Nov 13, 2022
Bill Maher on why U.S. democracy is at stake Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed sits down with comedian and host Bill Maher to discuss what is at stake for Americans in the upcoming elections.  Then, as COP27 - the UN climate change conference - begins Fareed asks climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about progress the world has already made to slow global warming and what more needs to be done. Then, as Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returns to power in Brazil, Fareed asks CFR’s Shannon O'Neill what to expect from Lula's third term. Plus, Benjamin Netanyahu, former and pot...Show moreentially upcoming prime minister of Israel, discusses the controversy over who he plans to form his coalition government with.
Guests: Bill Maher (@billmaher), Katharine Hayhoe (@Khayhoe), Shannon O'Neil (@shannonkoneil), Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu)
Air date: 06/11/2022.
Nov 6, 2022
Understanding Putin’s decision-making; Is Rishi Sunak ready to save the UK? Fareed Zakaria GPS
Boris Bondarev, a former Russian diplomat who resigned in protest of the war in Ukraine, tells Fareed about why the Kremlin is making bad decisions. Will Putin decide to use nukes next? Then, Fareed sits down with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor in chief of The Economist, to discuss whether Britain’s new PM Rishi Sunak is ready to rescue the UK. Then, after the U.S. received a poor report card on educating its children, Fareed asks Sal Khan, CEO of Khan Academy, how to fix America’s broken educatio...Show moren system. Plus, Pulitzer prize-winning author Jon Meacham on how a polarized America can learn from another era of division in its history: the Civil War years. 
GUESTS: Boris Bondarev, Zanny Minton Beddoes (@zannymb), Sal Khan (@salkhanacademy), Jon Meacham (@jmeacham)
Oct 30, 2022
Will Boris and Bibi comeback? Fareed Zakaria GPS
After Liz Truss resigned from the UK’s top job, that nation faces even more political and economic chaos. Fareed asks Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor-in-chief at The Economist, what comes next? Then, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Israel's potential normalization with Saudi Arabia, the Iran nuclear deal, his close relationship with Vladimir Putin, and why Ukraine is disappointed by Israel’s support of its war effort. Plus, Robin Wright, contributing writer for The New Yorker, on why she calls the unrest in Iran the world’s first women-led counterrevolution.  Could it topple the regime?
Oct 23, 2022
Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia: America’s List of Major Adversaries is Growing Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed asks New York Times columnist Tom Friedman about America’s struggles with not only Russia, but China and Saudi Arabia, too. Also, the most important meeting in China in decades began this weekend and Fareed talks to Kevin Rudd, former Australian Prime Minister, about what the future will look like for China, Taiwan and the world. Then, CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar sits down with Fareed to discuss if another global recession is coming. Plus, “stop the steal” heads south of the...Show more border as Brazil’s presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro cries foul about the validity of the vote there. Moisés Naím, a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, tells Fareed what’s going on.
GUESTS: Tom Friedman (@tomfriedman), Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd), Rana Foroohar (@RanaForoohar), Moisés Naím (@MoisesNaim).
Air date: 10/16/22.
Oct 16, 2022
Will Putin use nukes in Ukraine? Could Iran’s protestors do real damage to the regime? Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed sits down with retired US Army Gen. Wesley Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to discuss Ukraine's recent successes in the war and whether Putin might respond with nuclear weapons. And, as protests for revolution in Iran continue, Fareed speaks to Iranian-American writer Roya Hakakian about how she says it feels like Iran’s 1979 revolution all over again and could have the same effect – the toppling of a government. Then, after OPEC+ announced it was slashing oil pro...Show moreduction, Fareed talks to Amrita Sen, founder and director of research at Energy Aspects, about the decision – one that was a present to Putin and a rebuff to Biden. Plus, when Fareed was in Ukraine he sat down with Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s presidential office and Zelensky's right hand man, to ask what it's like to govern a country at war.
GUESTS: Wesley Clark (@GeneralClark), Roya Hakakian (@RoyaTheWriter), Amrita Sen (@ea_amrita), Andriy Yermak (@AndriyYermak)
Oct 9, 2022
An exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin Fareed Zakaria GPS
After Russia's Vladimir Putin annexed parts of Ukraine and threatened the use of nuclear weapons, Fareed sits down with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to discuss how the U.S. sees the threat and how it is responding. Looking east, Secretary Austin discusses China's threat to Taiwan and whether the U.S. military would come to the self-governing island’s defense. Then, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former Russian oil tycoon who knew Putin before the two fell out, helps us understand Putin's mindset, his nuclear threat, and what Russia would look like post-Putin.
Oct 2, 2022
The Presidents of Finland and South Korea on threats from their neighbors Fareed Zakaria GPS
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on why Vladimir Putin is not likely to accept defeat in Ukraine and why Europe will remain united against Russia, even if it means a very cold winter. Then, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol tells Fareed why North Korea is still an imminent threat to his nation and the world. Then, as protests in Iran erupt after the death of a woman who had been arrested by the country's morality police, Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for Internatio...Show morenal Peace, sits down with Fareed to discuss whether Iran’s theocracy can survive the unrest. Plus, a fascinating conversation at the Clinton Global Initiative about how to make the world a better place - with philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, chef José Andrés and Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados. 
GUESTS: Sauli Niinistö (@niinistö), Yoon Suk Yeol (@President_KR), Karim Sadjadpour (@ksadjadpour), Laurene Powell Jobs (@laurenepowell), José Andrés (@chefjoseandres), Mia Mottley (@miaamormottley)
Sep 25, 2022
1-on-1 with Bill Clinton Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed sits down with the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, to discuss how Democrats will fare in the upcoming midterm elections, the historical roots of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, how to reduce inequality in the U.S. and around the world, and how to safeguard democracy against populism. Plus, when the GPS was in Kyiv last week, they talked to young students about their return to the classroom and how the war has impacted their lives. Prepare to be inspired!
Air date: 09/18/22
Sep 18, 2022
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