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 update for November 25, 2022

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Amanpour highlights from 2022

On today's show we bring you three of Christiane's favorite interviews of the year: tennis great Rafael Nadal, master satirist Armando Iannucci, and sculpture superstar Barbara Chase Riboud. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Yet another mass shooting in the US

America today woke to news of yet another mass shooting, this time at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. That makes two mass shootings in Virginia this month, and seven in America in the past seven days – including the weekend killings at an LGBTQ club in Colorado. This summer, President Biden signed the first major gun safety bill in nearly three decades, but any further developments on this front are unlikely – particularly with the Republicans...


COP27 fell short. Now what?

“This is the make-or-break decade, but what we have in front of us is not enough of a step forward for people and the planet.” That’s the verdict of the European Union’s climate policy chief Frans Timmermans, after an underwhelming COP27 in Egypt. He joins the show from Strasbourg. Also on today's show: President Obama's former speechwriter Cody Keenan on his new book Grace; Gun safety and LGBTQ activist Brandon Wolf on the Colorado Springs shooting; LGBTQ Australian football player Josh...


Exclusive report: Disturbing allegations from Iran

Today's show begins with an exclusive report on what’s happening to Iranian protesters behind bars. Demonstrations have been ongoing since September, as people continue to take to the street across the country, and as many as 14,000 people have been arrested since protests began. Now, troubling accusations are emerging about the treatment they’re facing while detained, with men and women alleging sexual assault by Iran’s security forces. CNN's Nima Elbagir has the story. Following her...


Quatar controversy continues as World Cup looms

Football’s 2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Sunday, but the championship – the first to be held in an Arab country – is clouded by controversy even before it begins. First, allegations of corruption around the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar by FIFA, football’s governing body, with an FBI probe of leaders implicated in a bribery scandal. Then, reports of exploitation of Qatar’s migrant workers. And other human rights abuses – particularly against Qatar’s LGBTQ population....


Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar on resisting Putin

Tuesday's deadly missile explosion in Poland marked the first time a NATO country was directly hit during the conflict and is a reminder of the potential risks of spillover. Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar is following developments in the war closely; he now lives outside Russia and is founding editor of the independent news channel TV Rain. Resistance against Putin takes many forms, and he joins Christiane in London to explain why going public with his own gay marriage was an act of...


How should NATO react to Russia's escalation in Ukraine

NATO leaders are analyzing how best to respond to Russia’s escalation in Ukraine after the consequences of Moscow’s aggression finally hit their territory. Two people are dead in Poland after what are believed to be parts of a Ukrainian air defense missile landed there last night. President Zelensky is calling for further investigations, while Warsaw, Washington and NATO believe the deadly incident happened as Ukraine blocked Russian cruise missiles from hitting western Ukraine. For a few...


Democrat Elissa Slotkin on Republican Liz Chaney's endorsement

A Trump-backed election denier lost Arizona’s race for governor, with the winner – Democrat Katie Hobbs – getting help from an unlikely ally: Liz Cheney. Indeed, the Republican congresswoman bucked her party and endorsed three Democrats, all of whom won their races. That list includes Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, who joins the show from DC. Also on today's show: Actor Zar Amir Ebrahimi on role as an Iranian journalist in the new movie Holy Spider; Axios Chief Financial...


Biden, Xi shake hands. Now what?

President Biden met with China’s President Xi Jinping face-to-face for the first time in Biden’s presidency today, speaking for over three hours at the G20 summit in Bali. The White House said the conversation was candid about issues like human rights, climate Taiwan, and of course Russian aggression in Ukraine. To discuss the meeting, Christiane speaks with former Chinese government official Victor Gao and Michael Beckley, an American expert on China who previously worked at the...


'Putin's War at Home'

Ukrainians are celebrating a monumental victory after its forces liberated the key southern city of Kherson – the only regional capital Russia managed to seize since February. It’s a stinging defeat for Moscow, where Putin is facing increasingly fierce criticism for his invasion of Ukraine – including from some of his own citizens, at major personal risk. This is the focus of a new Frontline documentary, Putin’s War at Home. Its producer Vasily Kolotilov joins the show, alongside Natalia, a...


A pivotal moment in Ukraine war

Ukraine is bracing itself for what could be the decisive battle in this brutal war: the battle for Kherson. Russia’s defense minister has ordered the withdrawal of its troops from parts of the region, as Ukrainian forces advance towards the city. It seems to be a major setback for Putin’s war aims, but Ukrainian officials are expressing skepticism and caution – especially as the Kremlin’s top security adviser visits Iran, where western officials say he’s seeking more advanced weapons....


Exclusive interview: Volodymyr Zelensky & Olena Zelenska

In the battle to liberate Ukrainian territory all eyes tonight are on statements from the Russian Defense Minister who has publicly ordered the withdrawal of forces from Kherson’s west bank. This as Ukrainian forces advance towards the strategic city from two directions. Kherson has been the only regional capital taken by Russia since February’s invasion. Christiane sat down for an exclusive joint interview with President Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska. We bring you excerpts today;...


How today's US elections could impact Ukraine

Could support for Ukraine’s fight for freedom be shaped by elections taking place thousands of miles away in the United States? A series of high-profile American officials have visited Kyiv these past few days, among them a bipartisan group of senators, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and just today, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Christiane speaks with the ambassador during her visit to a grain milling plant in Kyiv about ongoing US support for...


Ukraine's monumental efforts to rebuild in Irpin

The coming winter is the new battleground all across Ukraine. After four weeks of Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, battalions of engineers are working around the clock, trying to prevent a total collapse of the grid. For many residents, especially in towns and cities badly damaged earlier in this war, monumental efforts to rebuild homes as well as traumatized minds are being undertaken. Christiane reports from Irpin, which felt the full force of Russia’s failed attempt to take...


Special report: Life without power in Kyiv

Thousands of households are without power in Ukraine's capital Kyiv. The country's leaders say that because Russia can’t defeat them on the battlefield, they’re trying to break them at home instead. So how do the people of Ukraine get by without reliable access to water, heat or power – while knowing winter is coming? Christiane meets with residents and business owners in Kyiv to see how they’re adapting. Following her report, she speaks with the UN's resident coordinator in Ukraine Denise...


How US midterm elections could affect Ukraine war

Christiane is in Ukraine, as it continues to struggle with rolling emergency power outages due to Russian shelling of key civilian infrastructure across the country. Meantime, midterm elections in America take place in under a week and there are concerns that a shift in Washington could impact the battlefield. To discuss, Christiane is joined in Kyiv by two members of a bipartisan congressional delegation who met with President Zelensky today: Democratic Senator Chris Coons and Republican...


UN climate chief Simon Stiell

The science is clear: the climate crisis is existential, and humanity is still not doing enough to prevent catastrophe. A new report from the United Nations warns that at our current rate, the world is set for disastrous overheating of 2.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century – way higher than the goal of 1.5. This weekend, world leaders will gather in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the COP27 summit, where once more they will try to agree on a way to reverse this. Simon Stiell is the United...


Can the Iranian protests succeed where others have failed?

Protests in Iran flared up again today, despite the Revolutionary Guards setting a weekend deadline for getting off the streets. There have been widespread protests in the country before, but these were cracked down on in brutal fashion. Is this time any different? And does the west have any leverage? Historian Abbas Milani joins the program to discuss. Also on today's show: Heather McGhee, host of The Sum of Us podcast; Barbara F. Walter, author of How Civil Wars Start. To learn more...


It's Lula by a nose. Now what?

By narrowly beating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro for the presidency of Brazil, the man who goes simply by Lula has staged a stunning political resurrection. Now the country transitions from Bolsonaro' s far-right authoritarian presidency, back to Lula’s worker party socialism. But Bolsonaro has yet to concede defeat. So, what does Lula's return mean for the Americas, and the world? Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda joins the show to discuss. Also on today's show: US Senate...