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.






Exclusive interview: Ukraine's new Minister of Defense

Facing the likelihood of a long war against Russia, Ukraine is seemingly ready for a strategic reset – a move that President Zelensky has marked with a new defense minister. Rustem Umerov took on the new role less than three weeks ago with plans to rebuild Ukraine’s store of ammunition by ramping up local production wherever possible. In his first and exclusive interview, he joins the show to discuss the progress of the counteroffensive, his nation’s weapons systems, and the fate of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Chief, who was seen today in a Kremlin video despite Ukraine’s claims to have killed him. Also on today's show: US House Democrat Pat Ryan; Muzaffar Chishti, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute; Iranian women's rights activist Elahe Tavakolian To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock

Just behind the US in donations of aid to Ukraine is Germany, which last year changed its constitution to rapidly upgrade the country’s military in the wake of the Russian invasion and vowed to provide Ukraine with help for as long as it takes. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock joins the show to explain how that vow has shaped her nation’s affairs. Also on today's show: Former British Tory minister and MP Rory Stewart; New York Times tech reporter Kashmir Hill To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Feature interview: Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim

The high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly is coming to a close, a week where the war in Ukraine and the defense of democracy took center stage. But no-shows included Russian President Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Rising Chinese power and influence in the Indo-Pacific region are a big focus for Anwar Ibrahim, the prime minister of Malaysia, balancing relations with both China and the United States. Christiane speaks to Ibrahim about this, as well as his own incredible journey from protest leader to political prisoner to prime minister. Also: author Ann Patchett; author Loren Grush To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Ukraine's diplomatic crises

World leaders are wrapping up another UN General Assembly, a summit reflecting on a year of mounting challenges for UN nations, from the climate crisis to the war in Ukraine. As Kyiv’s counteroffensive continues, President Zelensky used his address to the UN to appeal for support and is now setting his sights on further assistance from Washington as he makes his case at the Capitol. But the leader is facing diplomatic setbacks, as Republicans in Congress threaten to cut off aid and neighboring country Poland announces it will no longer send weapons to Ukraine. US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker joins the show from Washington DC. Also on today's show: Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani; acting US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland; Law professor Tim Wu To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Reporting from the UN General Assembly

First: As the UN General Assembly meets in New York City, Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks about the fight against imperialism, the importance of Ireland not being a member of NATO, the climate crisis, advocacy for a unified Ireland, and the UK's recent Northern Ireland Troubles Act. Next: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong speaks about Canada and India's mutual expulsion of diplomats over alleged Indian government connection to the murder of Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar. She also discusses obstacles to global peace, Australia's environmentalist goals, and Indigenous recognition in the Australian constitution. Then: UN Secretary-General António Guterres discusses the state of the war in Ukraine, and advocates for military support for Ukraine. Later: Writer Diana B. Henriques discusses on the Great Depression, the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and her book, Taming the Street. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Inside the UN General Assembly

At the United Nations General Assembly, more than a hundred world leaders are gathering to discuss pressing world issues, from climate to grinding poverty. But Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping are missing in action; and the Ukraine war is diverting attention from other vital priorities, like climate change or promoting global equality. Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told fellow leaders, “We are not where need to be” in meeting these sustainable development goals. Also on today’s show: Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong; NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; author Diana B. Henriques To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Freed prisoners, the UN general assembly, and HIV/AIDS relief

Five Americans detained in Iran are free and on their way to the United States, as part of a US-Iran agreement, which also includes the release of $6 billion in Iranian funds for humanitarian use. Christiane is joined by US National Security spokesperson John Kirby, and later by Jared Genser, who represents former detainee Siamak Namazi. As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, they face cascading challenges – from the war in Ukraine to the critical climate crisis. Christiane sat down with UN Secretary General António Guterres. 20 years ago, President Bush introduced one of the United States’s most successful foreign aid programs, PEPFAR. The plan for AIDS relief has saved 25 million lives but is now under threat. House Republicans are opposing funding for it, which expires at the end of the month, over abortion politics. Steven Thrasher is a HIV and AIDS scholar and joins the show to discuss the global impact of this relief. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Despite government crackdown, change is underway in Iran

President Biden today marked one year since the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being manhandled by Iran’s “morality police” for not wearing her hijab properly. Many protesters hoped for the downfall of the regime in the wake of her death, but the ayatollahs have survived, and the regime is rounding up activists and journalists, hoping to pre-empt any new demonstrations. Mahnaz Afkhami was minister of women’s affairs in Iran’s government before the 1979 Islamic revolution, and she joins the show to explain why she believes that, despite the regime’s brutal crackdown, change is underway inside Iran. Also on today’s show: correspondent Jomana Karadsheh reports from Libya; Norwegian Refugee Council’s Jan Egeland; Catherine Fieschi, Director, Open Society Foundations Europe and Central Asia To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Walter Isaacson on his new book, ‘Elon Musk’

Elon Musk needs no introduction. The world’s richest person, he's a divisive figure, a villain to some, a genius to others. Like many powerful billionaires, he also finds himself willing and able to affect policy, even amid a war. Our colleague Walter Isaacson spent two years shadowing Musk. The result is a 670-page biography that’s certainly making waves, as Walter and Christiane discussed when they sat down in New York. Also on today’s show: #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke & Mariam Mangera, Project Coordinator of the National Shelter Movement of South Africa; New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Libya's catastrophic floods

Devastating natural disasters and human tragedy are bedeviling North Africa. In Libya, there are harrowing stories of bodies filling the streets after massive floods caused by a torrential downpour that smashed through two dams. More than 6,000 are presumed dead, at least 10,000 are missing and 30,000 have been displaced. These are huge numbers in a failing state, which urgently needs help. Correspondent Ben Wedeman has the details. Also on today's show: New York State Senator Jessica Ramos and Christine Quinn, CEO of "Women in Need" (WIN), New York City's largest shelter; author Simon Schama; Dr. Daniela J. Lamas To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Ben Wallace, Paul Krugman, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Paul Tough

First: Former UK defense secretary Ben Wallace talks about Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin's recent meeting, the war in Ukraine, and the aftermath of the War in Afghanistan. Next: Economist Paul Krugman believes that the US economy is healthy, despite most people in the US believing the contrary. Then: Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her new children's book “Mama's Sleeping Scarf”, which she wrote for her daughter. Later: Writer Paul Tough says that fewer people in the US are going to college due to rising costs and inequality. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Special report: Devastation in Morocco

Morocco continues to deal with the catastrophic damage caused by last week's earthquake, the worst temblor to hit the country in over a century. While it struck close to the economic and tourist hub of Marrakesh, the worst destruction is in isolated areas which are difficult to access. Whole villages have been crushed, historical sites damaged, and many have lost everything. Reporter Sam Kiley joins the show from a hospital in the hard-hit city of Asni, followed by Sam Bloch, Director of Emergency Response for World Central Kitchen, and Khalid Zerouali, Morocco’s director of the Interior Ministry. Also on today's show: Former Pentagon official Evelyn Farkas; author Naoise Mac Sweeney To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Biden at the G20

It’s a high-stakes weekend ahead for world leaders arriving in India for the G20 summit. For President Joe Biden, it’s an opportunity to showcase the United States’ take on the global world order, in the absence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. It’s a pitch that not only matters for America’s standing abroad but also for Biden’s own ratings at home, which new polling shows are struggling even within his own camp. To discuss all this, we are joined by Evan Osnos, who profiled President Biden in his book Joe Biden: American Dreamer, and Mona Charen, policy editor for The Bulwark. Also on today's show: Mexican author, poet and women’s rights activist Gabriela Jaurgeui; Wall Street Journal reporter Melissa Korn; Ricky McKinnie & Jimmy Carter of The Blind Boys of Alabama gospel group To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


'The Last Politician'

President Biden will soon travel to India for this weekend’s G20 summit in New Delhi, where climate change, economic development, and the war in Ukraine will all be on the agenda. Many of Biden’s fellow world leaders will no doubt be quizzing him on the 2024 presidential election and wondering whether they need to brace for Trump 2.0. One useful source of insight could be a new book, one of the most anticipated political tomes of the year: Franklin Foer’s The Last Politician. It recounts Biden’s first two years in office, from the inauguration to the sweeping domestic legislation, the Afghanistan debacle to his administration’s stalwart support of Ukraine. Foer joins Christiane from New York to discuss. Also on today's show: actor Jodie Foster, author Sung-Yoon Lee To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Climate summit recommends global carbon tax

This summer has seen nations across the world battle wildfires and extreme temperatures. It now has the dubious honor of being the world’s hottest summer on record, according to the latest European Union data. This comes just as the first-ever African climate summit comes to close. Hosted by Kenya and the African Union, the event called for the establishment of a global carbon tax system. Damilola Ogunbiyi is the co-chair of UN Energy and joins the show from the summit in Nairobi. Also on today's show: Richard Haass, President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Bobby Ghosh, Columnist, Bloomberg / Former Editor in Chief, Hindustan Times; author/activist Baratunde Thurston, host of PBS' "America Outdoors" To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel

The White House is publicly revealing intelligence that suggests the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could meet Russian President Vladimir Putin soon. The administration says Moscow is trying to drum up weapons and ammunition for its war in Ukraine. Meantime Putin will not be meeting with G20 world leaders at this weekend’s summit in India, and it is widely expected the Chinese President Xi Jinping will also not attend. US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel is at the center of American policy in the Indo-Pacific region and was at Camp David when President Biden hosted a rare gathering with leaders of Japan and South Korea last month. Christiane speaks to him from Tokyo. Also on today's show: Rama Yade, Senior Director, Atlantic Council Africa Center; Kimberly Teehee, Congressional Delegate Designee, Cherokee Nation To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


AI: The power ... and the peril

First: When it comes to artificial intelligence, are we playing with fire? What will this new technology mean for jobs, and how will it change our working lives? Four leaders in their field unpack the uncertainty that lies ahead. Plus: Policing AI-generated misinformation ahead of crucial US elections. And: How to regulate a technology that even its creators don't fully understand. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

Ukraine says its forces are making progress on the southern front, claiming to have penetrated the first line of Russian defenses in the Zaporizhzhia region. But Kyiv feels these efforts are unrecognized by some in the west. The foreign minister lashed out at what he calls unfair second guessing while in Spain this week, where he was meeting with European foreign ministers. He’s now back in Kyiv, where Christiane spoke to him about those comments. Also on today's show: Save Ukraine CEO Mykola Kuleba; Sang-Hyup Kim, Co-chair, South Korea's Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Behind the Ukraine drone training

Drones are again targeting Russia, with one shot down near Moscow and three more intercepted in the Bryansk region bordering Ukraine, Russian officials say. It comes just one day after Russia faced its biggest drone assault since the war began. Drones are becoming gamechangers in this fight, and some experts say they're transforming the nature of war itself. Military officials say Ukraine is losing more than 40 drones a day, and ordinary citizens are being recruited to make up the shortfall for the frontlines, as Christiane saw at a drone training center in Ukraine. For more on how drone technology is re-shaping the battlefield, Christiane is joined by James Rogers, adviser on drones to NATO and the UK, and General Sir Richard Shirreff, former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Missile strikes, drone attacks, and another coup

Russian forces conducted a massive drone and missile strike on Kyiv at the crack of dawn, the largest attack since spring, officials say. Remarkably, all 28 cruise missiles were intercepted, though two people were killed by falling debris. But perhaps more significant, a drone attack inside Russia: multiple regions were targeted, across almost a thousand kilometers. At its core, the defense of Ukraine had been framed by President Biden as a defense of democracy around the world, including Africa, where a group of military officers seized power in Gabon, in what appears to be the latest in a string of coups across the continent. Fiona Hill, a former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and a veteran Russia-watcher, joins Christiane to explore what this all means. Also on today's show: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs; NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; author Drew Gilpin Faust To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit