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


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






Navigating the Middle East cycle of despair

Antony Blinken is leaving the Middle East after spending two days in the region, as violence between Israelis and Palestinians flares up once again. He is the latest secretary of state to try and navigate a way out of this cycle of despair, while also clinging to the hope and vision of a two-state solution. Diana Buttu is a Palestinian lawyer who has previously advised that negotiating team and she joins the show from Ramallah. Her appearance is followed by Christiane's interview with former...


'I’m just trying to go home'

Those were the words of Tyre Nichols as five Memphis police officers violently beat him during a traffic stop. He died three days later, leaving the city of Memphis and the country reeling once again, with protesters taking to the streets this weekend in several cities. His name now joins the long list of Black Americans who have died at the hands of police, a painful reminder of the police brutality that continues to blight America. After the death of George Floyd, change was promised – but...


Leon Panetta on the classified docs dilemma

Former presidents and vice presidents will be told to check their personal records for classified documents after some were found at the Indiana home of former vice president Mike Pence. It’s the latest discovery in a growing controversy that has led to many questions, including what actually constitutes a classified document, what the process is when a president leaves office, and whether the system is working. Leon Panetta has served as a presidential chief of staff, defense secretary, and...


Afghan winter hitting women and children particularly hard

Afghanistan was facing a humanitarian crisis even before winter set in. Now the country is enduring its coldest weather in 15 years. Freezing temperatures have killed well over 100 people, and as always, the crisis is hitting women and children the hardest – particularly after the Taliban prohibited women from working for aid organizations, effectively denying them critical assistance. In the past weeks, multiple delegations from the United Nations and other aid groups have traveled to Kabul...


Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov

After days of transatlantic wrangling and who’s-on-first gamesmanship, Ukraine receives a double whammy, with both the United States and Germany publicly pledging to send advanced tanks ahead of a projected Russian spring offensive. The past few days have also brought a corruption scandal out into the open, as Kyiv purges several senior officials, including the deputy defense minister. Tonight, Christiane speaks with his boss, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. Also on today's...


Zelensky's fight against government corruption

Ukraine’s President Zelensky may be the world’s most famous wartime leader, but his ability to mobilize his country in the fight of its life wasn’t what got him elected; his pledge to fight corruption did. Now, Zelensky is purging his own government in a growing scandal linked to the unlawful procurement of wartime supplies. Historical corruption, of course, is a primary reason Ukraine had not been admitted to the European Union, and the major government shakeup is happening just as Ukraine...


Why is Germany dragging its feet on sending tanks to Ukraine?

An unseemly split over tanks risks the ironclad unity the NATO alliance has demonstrated in support of Ukraine. Among some allies – led by Britain, Poland, Finland, and the Baltic nations – there is a sense of striking while the iron is hot, before Russia regroups for an expected spring offensive. At the heart of the drama is the German Leopard 2 tank, which is top of Ukraine’s wish list. But the German chancellor is dragging his feet. More than a dozen countries own those tanks, including...


Exclusive: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

The US has spent billions and billions so far in Ukraine, but future government spending is all up in the air right now – not just over Ukraine, but also at home, as America has now reached its debt limit and risks a potentially catastrophic default. Social security payments, veteran’s pensions, and more are all at risk. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says “extraordinary measures” are now in use to delay default, and she’s calling on lawmakers to “act promptly” to protect the full faith and...


A revealing look at Biden's first two years

The 119th Congress is getting into full swing and we’re starting to see what the impact of a divided government looks like. GOP hardliners Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar were given committee assignments, despite being tossed off committees last term for incendiary language and ideas. The alleged fabulist George Santos also got a committee assignment, despite growing calls for his resignation. All this as the country moves full steam ahead into a fight over the debt limit, risking a US...


Ukraine suffers 'terrible tragedy'

For nearly a year, so much blood has flood through Ukraine under withering Russian fire that tragedy is never far away. Today brought more sorrow, as a Ukrainian helicopter crashed near a kindergarten in the Kyiv region, killing a government minister and at least three children, among others. President Volodymyr Zelensky calls it a “terrible tragedy” and says there will be an investigation. CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen joins the show from the helicopter crash...


What, if anything, can be accomplished in Davos?

Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska opened the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today with a stark warning about the horrors and mass killings her people are facing. The war is the number one topic at the summit, though leaders will also discuss climate change and the cost-of-living crisis. But will the forum be more than just a talking shop? One voice in attendance carries a lot of weight: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who was recently named the most powerful...


Is the west helping Ukraine enough?

A Russian missile strike on an apartment building in Dnipro, Ukraine has left at least 40 people dead, making it one of the deadliest single attacks of the war. Ukrainian authorities report that it was a cruise missile. The current wave of attacks on civilian targets comes at a make-or-break moment in this vicious war, as more western allies – including Britain, France, and Poland – promise to send Kyiv tanks and other advanced weapons. But is it happening fast enough to help Ukraine defend...


Biden's document dilemma

A political scandal is brewing over the discovery of classified documents at President Biden’s Delaware home and former office, dating back to his time as vice president. A special counsel has been appointed to investigate, and Republicans are using the opportunity to slam Democrats as hypocrites. The president was highly critical of Donald Trump when classified documents were found at his Mar-a-Lago home last year. There are some key differences though: Trump had refused to return the...


Dr. Céline Gounder on husband Grant Wahl's death

When top soccer journalist Grant Wahl left for Qatar to cover the World Cup in November, his wife, Dr. Céline Gounder, never thought it would be the last time she would see him. The 49-year-old American reporter died suddenly of an aortic aneurism after collapsing in the press box at the end of a match. To add to the tragedy, many on social media falsely blamed Grant’s death on Covid-19 vaccines. Dr. Gounder is an epidemiologist and knows how difficult it is to debunk conspiracy theories....


Soviet weaponry on Ukraine's frontline

During this long winter of war in Ukraine, in the eastern town of Soledar – near Bakhmut – every inch of land is contested. Russian mercenaries in the Wagner Group claim they’ve conquered the entire territory, but Ukraine says they’ve been “unsuccessful.” While the Kremlin is playing musical chairs with its war commanders – naming its most senior general Valery Gerasimov to replace Sergei Serovikin after just three months – the US and its allies are “positioning Ukraine to be able to move...


What next for Brazil after capital riot?

The struggle to protect democracy is once again in the spotlight amid the fallout from a violent insurrection against Brazil’s government institutions Sunday by supporters of ousted President Jair Bolsonaro. New President Lula da Silva has vowed to punish those responsible, but with divisions running so deep in Brazil – a country where disinformation is rife – he has his work cut out for him. Celso Amorim is a former foreign minister of Brazil and advises the current president, and he joins...


Brazil's January 6?

On Sunday, insurrectionists stormed Brazil’s congress and the supreme court, also marching on the presidential palace in the capital Brasilia. Eerily, it happened around the January 6th anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol. The insurgents are supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who in turn has modeled himself on Donald Trump. President Biden sent a message to the country’s elected President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, saying Brazil’s democracy has America’s full...


Former U.S. House Democrat Mondaire Jones

Today marks the second anniversary of the attack on the Capitol on January 6th 2021. It’s a solemn occasion that President Biden is marking by awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 individuals who have defended U.S. democracy – many of them are Capitol police who faced the rioters two years ago. Meantime Congress faces a new crisis, not seen in 164 years: after three days, the House of Representatives remains speaker-less as the Republican majority struggles to overcome bitter...


Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

It’s a once-in-a-generation season of discontent in the United Kingdom. The soaring cost of living is creating a giant inequality gap, with welfare unable to keep up for the most vulnerable and the poorest. Many people are literally having to choose whether to eat or heat this winter. Britain is also facing the chaos of mass strikes from sectors like rail, mail, paramedics, and more. The British chancellor is warning the country’s economy will get worse before it gets better. Gordon Brown...


Former US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan

President Biden was in Kentucky today, touting last year’s massive infrastructure bill alongside Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s that kind of bipartisanship that’s necessary to support the defense of democracy in Ukraine, whose foreign minister said today that preparations are underway to receive America’s Patriot air defense systems. This after Washington pledged another $45 billion in emergency assistance over the holidays. Every day that aid becomes more critical, as...