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

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.






Amanpour: Robi Damelin, Bassam Aramin, Matthew McConaughey and Jory Fleming

As Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket fire continue to volley back and forth, correspondent Ben Wedeman joins Christiane Amanpour from Jerusalem to discuss this worsening conflict in the Middle East. Israeli mother Robi Damelin and Palestinian father Bassam Aramin, who each lost a child in the conflict, discuss forgiveness and the path to peace. Turning to America, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey speaks about his memoir "Greenlights" and his three decade career in Hollywood....


Amanpour: Noura Erakat, Vladimir Chizhov, Francis Rooney and Jamal Simmons

As the U.S., Russia and the UN call for an urgent end to the violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Noura Erakat, Human Rights Attorney, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the continued escalation. Vladimir Chizhov, Russian Ambassador to the EU, discusses Russian foreign minister Lavrov's call for a quartet meeting on the middle east conflict and the rising tensions between Washington and the Kremlin. Francis Rooney, a former U.S. House Republican, discusses Congresswoman Liz Cheney's...


Amanpour: Iván Duque, Tzipi Hotovely, Hilary Mantel and Helaine Olen

Iván Duque, Colombian President, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing anti-government protests taking place across his country. As the U.S. says it's dispatching a senior diplomat to the Middle East, Tzipi Hotovely, Israeli Ambassador to the UK, talks about the worsening violence between Israelis and Palestinian militants. Novelist Hillary Mantel discusses her new book, "The Mirror & the Light", the last her award-winning "Wolf Hall" trilogy, following the life and times of...


Amanpour: Aaron David Miller, Marwan Muasher, Ana Porzecanski and Niall Ferguson

As violence continues to escalate in Gaza between the Israelis and Palestinians, Aaron David Miller, the former U.S. State Department Middle East Negotiator, and Marwan Muasher, the former Jordanian Foreign Minister, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss what it takes to address the root causes of this conflict. Ana Porzecanski, the Director of the Center for Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about how the pandemic has affected the lives of indigenous communities in...


Amanpour: Mustafa Barghouti, Stav Shaffir, Karim Khan and Michael Moss

As Jerusalem is gripped once again by violent unrest, Palestinian politician Mustafa Barghouti and head of the Israel Green Party Stav Shaffir join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the "sad and risky combination of tensions" threatening the region. Then Karim Khan, head of the U.N. Investigative Team on Daesh Crimes, unpacks the new report showing that genocide was committed by ISIS against the Yazidis in 2014. Turning to the U.S. food industry, our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Pulitzer...


Amanpour: Jeremy Farrar, Selma van de Perre, Charles Person and Maya Lin

Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust and covid adviser to the UK government, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing debate around patent waivers for covid-19 vaccines. Then WWII resistance spy and author of “My Name is Selma,” Selma van de Perre shares her extraordinary story of not only surviving Ravensbruck, the infamous women’s concentration camp in Germany, but how she fought back. Turning to another story of resistance, Charles Person speaks to our Michel Martin about...


Amanpour: Claudia López, Moisés Naím, Michael Lewis and Robert A. Pape

After days of violent protests in Colombia, Bogotá Mayor Claudia López joins Christiane Amanpour to explain why President Duque should reach out directly to young people to address poverty and inequity. Journalist and analyst Moisés Naím digs in further to how the protests fit into a broader wave of social and economic crises sweeping across South America. Then turning to the pandemic, Michael Lewis discusses his book "The Premonition", examining the unknown individuals who tried to raise...


Amanpour: Naledi Pandor, Kara Swisher, Cindy McCain and Barkha Dutt

Naledi Pandor, South African Foreign Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the push to loosen restrictions on vaccine patents and the lessons to be learnt from India's covid crisis. Kara Swisher, contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, talks about the decision taken by the independent oversight committee within Facebook to uphold the suspension of former President Trump's account. Cindy McCain, author of "Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor In My Life With John McCain",...


Amanpour: John Brennan, Laurie Woolever, Brian Castrucci and Frank Luntz

John Brennan, former CIA director, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing G7 meeting in London and it's key theme of promoting democracies in a world with increasingly strong autocracies. Laurie Woolever, co-author of "World Travel: An Irreverent Guide", talks about her colleague, the late Anthony Bourdain, with whom she discussed writing this book about his travels before he took his life almost three years ago. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Brian Castrucci, President and CEO of the...


Amanpour: Amy Klobuchar, Amanda Bennett, Rana Ayyub and Malcolm Gladwell

U.S. Senator and author of "Antitrust" Amy Klobuchar joins Christiane Amanpour to explain how giant tech companies are stifling competition. She says that America needs to get serious about taking on monopolies again. Then to mark World Press Freedom Day, journalists Rana Ayyub and Amanda Bennett discuss global attacks on reporters in the age of COVID-19 and disinformation. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to best-selling author and “Revisionist History” podcast host Malcolm Gladwell about his new...


Amanpour: Narendra Taneja, Todd Young, Soma Sara, Kamilah Willingham and Cornel West

As India sets a covid world record with nearly 380,000 new infections, Christiane Amanpour asks Narendra Taneja, the national spokesman for Prime Minister Modi's ruling BJP Party, about the danger of elections continuing amidst the crisis. Republican Senator Todd Young discusses President Biden's speech to a joint session of Congress yesterday and his first 100 days in office. Kamilah Willingham, feminist writer and activist, and Soma Sara, founder of, talk about this...


Amanpour: Thabo Makgoba, Seth Berkley, Rebecca Traister, Jeh Johnson and Amy Sherald

As the debate over vaccine nationalism continues, countries like India are in the grip of the worst stage of the pandemic and others are forging ahead with vaccine rollout. Anglican Archbishop of Southern Africa Thabo Makgoba and Seth Berkley, the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss why the G7 must put people before profit and share Covid vaccines. Just two weeks ago, we spoke with Philip Roth's biographer Blake Bailey about his 900-page tome on the late...


Amanpour: Karim Sadjadpour, John Grisham, Charles Booker and Davarian Baldwin

A leaked recording of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticizing it's untouchable Revolutionary Guard is shaking up politics inside the country. Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins Christiane Amanpour to explain how the tape tells a story of two parallel regimes working in concert. Turning to American politics, racial justice activist and former Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker gives his take on the Justice Department...


Amanpour: Dr. Yatin Mehta, Bhramar Mukherjee, Kyle Buchanan, Aisha Harris and Brandon Scott

As covid ravages India, Dr Yatin Mehta, Chairman of the Critical Care Department at Medanta - The Medicity, and Bhramar Mukherjee, Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the situation on the ground and how the country's crisis reached this point. Kyle Buchanan, The Projectionist columnist at The New York Times, and Aisha Harris, Co-Host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, dig into last night's Oscars ceremony and the diverse list of...


Amanpour: Mazie Hirono, Julie Mehretu, Vivek Maru and Rhonda Hamilton

Senator Mazie Hirono joins Christiane Amanpour to share how her immigrant experience and her indomitable mother inspire her public service. Then artist Julie Mehretu talks about her retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the meaning behind her extraordinary abstract art. Vivek Maru is founder of Namati, which empowers grassroots groups to protect common lands and enforce environmental laws, while Rhonda Hamilton works with Namati to combat unlawful pollution in her own D.C....


Amanpour: Patricia Espinosa, James Cameron, John Kasich and Jerome Foster II

UN Climate Chief Patricia Espinosa joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss Biden's Earth Day summit and whether the pledges that have been made are enough. She’s argues we’re not there just yet. Then director James Cameron reveals why he took some time away from editing Avatar 2, 3 and 4 to make his latest project, "Secrets of the Whales.” Walter Isaacson speaks to long-time Republican and Former Ohio Governor John Kasich about how the environment was once a key issue for Republicans, not just...


Amanpour: Jake Sullivan, Art Acevedo, Opal Temeti and Danielle Allen

In a long-awaited, historic verdict, jurors have found police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts of the murder of George Floyd; the unarmed black man killed last March that sparked a racial reckoning in the United States. To understand this profound moment National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joins Christiane Amanpour to react, highlighting how the verdict shows the world, and the American people, that justice can prevail. Police Chief Art Acevedo discusses what this verdict...


Amanpour: Leonid Volkov, Celeste Wallander, Larry Krasner and Nicole Perlroth

Leonid Volkov, Chief of Staff to Alexey Navalny, who's said to be gravely ill in prison, tells Christiane Amanpour the Kremlin does not want him to "die in custody but they want him to suffer." Then Celeste Wallander, former Special Assistant to President Obama on Russia, says the White House is preparing for a productive relationship with the Kremlin. Turning to America’s reckoning with racism, Philadelphia District Attorney and author of "For the People" Larry Krasner weighs in on the...


Amanpour: Janeé Harteau, Andrew Reiner, Michael McCarthy, Craig Foster and Pippa Ehrlich

As the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd continues, former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on this turning point for police across America and the dire need for change. She calls his death a "shock to the conscience." Then turning to the tragic shadow pandemic of male suicide, Michael McCarthy, a father of father of suicide victim, and Andrew Reiner, author of "Better Boys, Better Men," dig into this crisis in men's mental...


Amanpour: Skye Fitzgerald, Nima Elbagir, Blake Bailey and Thomas Roberts

A famine is stalking Yemen; with nearly half a million at risk of starving to death. Oscar nominated documentary "Hunger Ward" looks at those bearing the brunt of this tragic reality: children. Director Skye Fitzgerald and international correspondent Nima Elbagir join Christiane Amanpour to discuss what they learnt in covering this humanitarian crisis. Then Blake Bailey, author of "Philip Roth: The Life," discusses the relationships, the obsessions and the legacy of American literary giant...