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.






Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky

Christiane Amanpour is in Ukraine where, days away from the second anniversary of the war, there are feelings of urgency and of frustration. As American support dries up, just as Ukraine needs it most, Russia has delivered a frontline defeat and now its flags are now flying over Avdiivka in the east. Still Ukraine battles on: with fewer weapons, less ammunition and troops staggering from two years of war. Christiane spoke to President Zelensky on stage at the Munich Security Conference. Also on today's show: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General; Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia; Pete Ricketts, U.S. Republican Senator; Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


President Zelensky on the death of Alexey Navalny and saving Ukraine’s future.

Christiane is in Munich, where world leaders are gathering for the annual security conference, amid an anxious atmosphere after the death of Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny. Christiane asks is this a message to the world? Also, can NATO count on America, after republican front runner Donald Trump invited Putin to invade any NATO nation? And can Ukraine hold off Russia for another year? Christiane interviews the man in the eye of the storm, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Also, this hour: superstar Matt Damon on his new documentary “Kiss the Future” about how art and music can sustain life in times of war. Then, correspondent Matthew Chance, has a special report from Kathmandu, where desperate families are left clueless when their husbands and sons are recruited by Russia to fight its war in Ukraine. Plus, legendary Hollywood actress Jodie Foster on making her return to the small screen, in True Detective. She’s joined by her co-star, a world champion boxer, Kali Reis. And in the Amanpour Archive: Christiane looks at the messy, often deadly process of demining in Afghanistan and the terrible legacy of war. And finally, in Ask Amanpour a viewer from South Africa wants Christiane’s take on the possibility of a one-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


How Navalny became face of resistance

The jailed Russian opposition leader and outspoken Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has died aged 47 in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a 19-year sentence, according to the Russian prison service. Correspondent Matthew Chance reports on how Navalny rose to become Putin’s most prominent opponent and what drove him to continue his opposition, knowing the inevitable consequences. Also on today's show: Nina Khrushcheva, Russian Historian / Professor, International Affairs at The New School; Hillary Clinton, Former US Secretary of State / Former US Senate Democrat; Mikhail Zygar, Author, "All the Kremlin's Men" / Author, "War and Punishment"; & Peter Pomerantsev, Author, "This is Not Propaganda" / Senior Fellow, Agora Institute Johns Hopkins University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Focus on NATO's future

Allied defense ministers are presenting a united front for a meeting in Brussels today as recent comments by Donald Trump cast a shadow over NATO’s 75-year-old alliance. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker and Former Supreme Allied Commander General Philip Breedlove join the show to discuss what a Trump win could mean for America’s future in the bloc. Also on today's show: Dr. Tariq Haddad, Palestinian-American Advocate / Cardiologist; Dominic Erdozain, Author, "One Nation Under Guns" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Report: Ukraine gains upper hand in battle for Black Sea

As the second anniversary of the Russian invasion looms, continuing successes in the Black Sea are one surprising bright spot for Ukraine. The nation’s Defense Intelligence has announced it attacked and destroyed a large landing ship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, the Caesar Kunikov, with maritime drones off the coast of Crimea. Correspondent Melissa Bell reports on what this achievement means for Ukraine’s future in the war. Alson on today's show: Michael Mann, Director, Center for Science, Sustainability & the Media, Univ. of Pennsylvania / Author, "Our Fragile Moment"; Kim Daniels, Member, Vatican Communications Department / Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University; Ganesh Sitaraman, Law Professor, Vanderbilt University / Author, “Why Flying Is Miserable and How to Fix It” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher

The Senate finally passed the stalled aid package for Ukraine and Israel but there's still no guarantee it will make it through the house, where MAGA-minded politicians are becoming more and more hostile to sending assistance to Kyiv. Meanwhile in Cairo, the US and Israeli intelligence chiefs are meeting with intermediaries to hammer out a hostage deal and pause the war. In Gaza, all eyes are on Rafah, where Palestinians are bracing for an Israeli ground offensive, even though President Biden is urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold off and come up with a clear plan about how to achieve its goals and protect civilians. Last night Jordan's King Abdullah, the first Arab leader to visit the White House since October 7th, called for a ceasefire. Joining the program to discuss all this is Marwan Muasher, Jordan’s former foreign minister. Also on today's show: Matt Damon talks about producing the new documentary "Kiss the Future"; Benjamin Herold, author, "Disillusioned" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


US Senate Independent Angus King

Nine months to go before the next presidential election and former President Donald Trump is already sending shockwaves around the international community. At a rally in South Carolina, he suggested he would “encourage” aggressors to “do whatever the hell they want” with NATO countries that fail to pay their dues. Independent Senator Angus King spent the weekend with colleagues working on the foreign aid bill, just days after making an impassioned speech on the senate floor about the importance of supporting Ukraine. He joins the show from Washington DC. Also on today's show: Yael Noy, CEO, Road to Recovery; Sarah Helm, journalist and author; former State Department official Jared Cohen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


GOP snatches defeat from the jaws of victory after tanking border bill

Playing politics or playing with fire? As the Republican Party tanks a border security deal it spent months demanding, Christiane asks former GOP lawmaker Will Hurd what his party stands for, and whether it's ready to reap what it sows in November. Hurd accuses Donald Trump of using the border crisis as a “political tool,” and agrees that his competency is in doubt after a string of low-energy rambles. He also tells Christiane that Putin is an adversary, despite what “nuts like Tucker Carlson'' say. Then, veteran democratic political strategist Simon Rosenberg reveals what the polls aren’t telling you about “damaged goods'' Donald Trump - and why the GOP implosion on the border crisis is another major win for Democrats. CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen shows us the remarkable resilience of Ukraine’s war-weary children, forced to learn in subterranean “bunker schools,” as Putin’s war rages overhead. In the Amanpour Archive this week - a look at a transformative time in Iran, the homeland where Christiane grew up and then left after the 1979 islamic revolution, which took place 45 years ago this week. Then, in her Letter from London, Christiane stops in at Kim's Convenience - the award-winning comedy-drama which became a major Netflix sensation - that has just made a triumphant return to the stage. Christiane talks to the show's creator and star Ins Choi, along with cast-mates Miles Mitchell and Jennifer Kim. And finally in Ask Amanpour - why AI doesn’t have to be scary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Immigration expert Jonathan Blitzer

It’s déjà vu for US lawmakers, who failed yet again this week to agree on a solution to the country’s immigration crisis. But beyond the politics are countless human stories, as the number of unauthorized immigrants crossing the border keeps reaching record highs, and a backlog of cases in US immigration courts passes three million. If this week’s deal had passed in Congress, it would have been one of the most significant changes to US immigration policy in decades, evidence of just how long the issue has remained a stubborn political challenge. Jonathan Blitzer has covered the issue for years, and he joins the program. Also on today's show: Nina Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs; journalist/author Calvin Trillin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


SCOTUS hears historic Trump case

Not since Bush vs. Gore in 2000 has the Supreme Court had before it such a monumental election-related case. Today the justices heard arguments on this key question: Can Colorado kick Trump off the ballot for his role in the January 6th riots? The answer has the potential to totally upend the 2024 election. Political analyst John Avlon joins the program to discuss. Also on today's show: Bill Weir reports on the "clean industrial revolution"; former VP Al Gore; "Kim's Convenience" actors Jennifer Kim, Ins Choi, and Miles Mitchell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Analyzing the latest Mideast ceasefire proposals

Hamas has laid out a series of demands in a response to an Israel-backed ceasefire proposal. The offer is likely to be unacceptable to Israel’s prime minister, who has called for a “total victory” in Gaza. Richard Haass served as the Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and he joins Christiane from New York. Also on today's show: Rose Gottemoeller, Former NATO Deputy Secretary General / Lecturer, Stanford University; Aleema Khan, Sister of Imran Khan; David Graham, Staff writer, The Atlantic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Democratic political strategist Simon Rosenberg

“Promises made, promises kept” is the message behind President Biden’s campaign for reelection as he attempts to rally support in the runup to his likely face-off with Donald Trump. The former president suffered a legal setback today when a federal appeals court ruled he does not have presidential immunity and can therefore be prosecuted for alleged crimes to reverse the 2020 election result. To discuss where the race currently stands, Democratic political strategist Simon Rosenberg joins the show from Washington DC. Also on today's show: Hisham Al-Omeisy, Yemeni political activist / Senior Yemen Advisor, European Institute of Peace; Brian Klaas, Author, “Fluke” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


King Charles cancer diagnosis

Today's episode begins with a report from CNN's Fred Pleitgen from southern Ukraine. It's followed by an interview with Finnish presidential candidate Alexander Stubb. Then comes extensive coverage of King Charles' cancer diagnosis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


It’s not all doom and gloom on climate change, with eco-warrior Al Gore

We begin with breaking news, as the US carries out major airstrikes in Iraq and Syria - in response to a drone strike that killed three US service members, and wounded more than 40 others, in Jordan earlier this week. Then - it's the greatest existential threat to humanity, and the extraordinary people doing something about it. CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir shows us the clean industrial revolution kicking into life to save our planet. Eco-warrior and former VP Al Gore is optimistic on climate activism. But he says “we’ve got to stop using the sky as an open sewer” now, if we want to save our planet from climate change. Gore also blasts MAGA Republicans for playing “petty” politics over the crisis at the southern border - while Ukraine runs dangerously low on munitions. With Ukraine’s military aid stymied by political deadlock in DC, Putin is pressing his advantage with intensified attacks on the frontlines. In the Amanpour Archive this week - the similarities between the first Gulf War supply crunch, and Ukraine's munitions shortage today. And finally, DeepMind co-founder and tech savant Mustafa Suleyman on the opportunities and costs of using AI to supercharge productivity - as we enter what he calls “the most productive decade in history of our species.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Former Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller

After weeks of pressuring Israel to scale back military tactics in Gaza, the United States is now turning its attention to the West Bank. The Biden administration issued sanctions against four Israeli settlers for acts of violence there. The Israeli government calls the sanctions "wholly unnecessary," with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the overwhelming majority of residents there are law abiding citizens. Aaron David Miller was a Middle East negotiator for the United States. He joins the program from Washington. Also on today's show: Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ Chief Foreign-Affairs Correspondent; tennis great Roger Federer (from the archive); Tina Nguyen, Author, "The MAGA Diaries" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


AI pioneer Mustafa Suleyman

In 2014, Google paid hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire AI lab DeepMind, which was co-founded by Mustafa Suleyman. He says it's an incredible time to be alive during this transition to AI, but the the world still doesn't quite grasp how big a deal its arrival really is. He joined the show to discuss all of AI's ups and downs, which he's written about in his book “The Coming Wave.” Also on today's show: Jeffrey Wright, Actor, "American Fiction"; Max Boot, National Security correspondent, The Washington Post Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Former Israel security chief Ami Ayalon

Pressure continues to mount for Israel and Hamas to make a deal. Negotiators have reportedly agreed on a “framework” and Hamas is “studying” a new proposal for a renewed truce in Gaza and the return of hostages. Ami Ayalon, the former head of Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, has been pushing for negotiations and an eventual two-state solution. He joins the show to discuss. Also on today's show: Alicia Kearns, Chair, UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee; Rev. Frederick Haynes III, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What will Biden do?

Tensions reign as President Biden ponders how to punish the killing of three American service people in Jordan. Christiane speaks to US Air Force vet and former Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger about Biden's options at home and abroad. Also on today's show: war correspondent Jomana Karadsheh; award-winning filmmaker Rob Reiner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Fmr. US Ambassador to Israel & Egypt Daniel Kurtzer

As crises collide in the Middle East, how should the Biden administration respond to the killing of the first American service members in that region since October 7? How can the United States also convince Israel to ensure fewer civilians are killed in Gaza, where Palestinian health authorities now say more than 26,000 are dead, with 200 killed in the last 24 hours alone? Attempting to answer those questions and others is Daniel Kurtzer, who was US Ambassador to Cairo under the Clinton administration and to Tel Aviv for George W. Bush. He joins the show from Washington. Also on today's show: Kang Kyung-wha, Incoming President and CEO, Asia Society; Monica Yunus, Daughter of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus; Michael Kirk, Director, Frontline's "Democracy on Trial" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Biden’s patience tested as Netanyahu defies peace-plan pressure

It's one of the world’s most consequential diplomatic relationships. The U.S. and Israel have been steadfast allies for decades. Now that enduring relationship faces its greatest test. The horrific civilian death toll in Gaza - more than 25,000 Palestinians now dead - is fracturing relations. Both openly and behind-the-scenes, the Biden administration is asking Israel to use greater restraint in its assault in Gaza, while also pushing for a post-war peace plan. But it seems prime minister netanyahu is in no mood for listening, repeatedly rejecting calls for a Palestinian state. Daniel Levy - a former Israeli peace negotiator - says Biden’s handling of the Gaza crisis has done ‘tremendous self-harm’ to America’s global leadership image. Then, filmmaker Ava DuVernay has made exploring racism in America her life’s work. Hits like ‘Selma’ and ‘When They See Us’ have earned her global acclaim. Now her new movie ‘Origin’ - based on Isabel Wilkerson’s groundbreaking book ‘Caste’ - takes things beyond the U.S., drawing parallels with Nazi Germany and India’s caste system. Duvernay discusses her new movie with Christiane, and reacts to the Barbie director Greta Gerwig's Oscar snub. With the eyes of the world focused on Gaza, Ukraine is fighting for attention as supplies and ammunition run dangerously low in its fight against Putin’s Russian invaders. CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen shows us the situation on the ground. Also in this episode, the U.S. made more than a hundred space launches last year, but the Artemis moon missions have suffered a string of setbacks and delays. Christiane asks NASA number two Pam Melroy, who is one of only two women to command a space shuttle, if America is falling behind its rivals in the race to return to the moon. In the Amanpour Archive this week, we show you how Israeli settlements have long been problematic in the path to peace. And in Ask Amanpour, Christiane fields a question about the danger of the war in Ukraine losing the world’s attention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit