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Fareed Zakaria GPS


Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.

Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.


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Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.




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June 13, 2021 |On GPS: A panel discussion on President Biden’s first trip abroad; the beginning of a new political era in Israel; how humans gained an extra life in just a century; plus, a sustainable solution to the U.S.-Mexico border crisis.

Biden brought America “back to the table” of the world stage this week on his first trip abroad as President. Fareed talks to The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, and Ben Rhodes, former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor, about Biden’s plan to rally the world’s leading democracies. A new day dawns on Israel as Benjamin Netanyahu is ousted as Prime Minister; what does the future of Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict look like? Martin Indyk, former U.S....


June 6, 2021 |On GPS: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on tackling Covid-19 and how to deal with China and Russia. Then a panel discussing what's next for Israel in the post-Netanyahu era. Plus, Ezra Klein on why we need a "moonshot for meatless

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to Fareed about why international cooperation is key to ending the pandemic and how Western democracies should handle their relationships with China and Russia. Then, Anshel Pfeffer, the Israel correspondent for The Economist, and Israeli journalist Lucy Aharish explain what can happen if the new Israeli "change" coalition ousts longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and how Arab-Israeli's are affecting Israeli politics like never before....


May 30, 2021 | On GPS: Is the Benjamin Netanyahu era in Israel coming to a close? Fareed talks to Tom Friedman; then a panel discussion on Belarus's "state sponsored hijacking" and Michael Lewis on the U.S.’s COVID-19 stumbles.

As Israeli politicians are in tasks to form a coalition that may oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Fareed talk to the New York Times’ Tom Friedman about what that would mean – for Israel, for Palestinians, and for the 2-state solution. Then he speaks to The Atlantic's Anne Applebaum and Belarusian reporter Hanna Liubakova about Belarus's "state sponsored hijacking" & subsequent arrest of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich. Then Michael Lewis dives into his new book "The...


May 23, 2021 | On GPS: Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Israel, Gaza, the Iran deal, and his meeting this week with Russia’s FM Lavrov; plus, a panel discussion on the complicated future of Israelis and Palestinians.

Airdate May 16, 2021: Fareed speaks to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken about the American diplomatic plan for Israel and Gaza, the future of the Iran Nuclear deal, and what he said when he met this week with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Lavrov. Then, a panel discussing the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Peter Beinart, Noura Erakat and Dan Senor. Plus, Zachary Karabell on his new book about how business built America and what modern capitalism should look...


May 16, 2021 | On GPS: the latest from the Middle East as the crisis intensifies and the death toll rises

Airdate May 16, 2021: Fareed speaks to CNN's Nic Robertson in Israel about what it's like on the ground. Then former U.S. special envoy to Israel and Palestine, Martin Indyk, and modern Arab studies Professor Rashid Khalidi discuss how the combatants got here and where the conflict will go next. Then international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad join Fareed for an exclusive interview. After the U.N. this week said ISIS committed genocide against the...


May 9, 2021 | On GPS: Bombing in Kabul; Beijing’s brinksmanship in Taiwan; India’s COVID crisis; the post-pandemic boom

Airdate May 9, 2021: Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates talks about Biden’s pressing foreign policy issues – from the prospect of a Taliban takeover in Afghanistan to China’s brinksmanship in Taiwan. Then, the Lancet says India may suffer 1 million COVID deaths by August 1st; Fareed talks to public health expert Devi Sridhar on how bad it will get in India and where the next crisis may hit. Also, economic historian Niall Ferguson tells Fareed about the role of globalization in the spread of...


May 2, 2021 | On GPS: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Biden's first 100 days, on the uncertain future of U.S.-Russia relations and on America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan; Unpacking how populist politics affect pandemic performance; How poli

Airdate May 2, 2021: Ten years after the death of Osama bin Laden, Fareed examines how political and militant Islam may have lost its allure. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton grades Biden's first 100 days in office, outlines the most effective way to proceed with politics in DC, examines the complex relationship between the U.S. and Russia and discusses the possible outcomes after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. Then, with India ever deeper in crisis, John Hopkins...


April 25, 2021 | On GPS: What should the West make of Putin's ominous warning not to cross Russia’s “red line”?; The word “genocide” gets tossed around a lot – what is the history & true meaning of the word?

Airdate April 18, 2021: Fareed offers his Take on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and the damage it may have done. Then, Vladimir Putin warned the West this week not to cross Russia’s “red line”. What does that mean? And what to make of the massive build-up of Russia troops on its border with Ukraine? Fareed talks to Radek Sikorsky, the former Foreign Minister of Poland who has negotiated with Putin. Also: words matter. On Saturday, President Biden declared the mass killings of Armenians...


April 18, 2021 | On GPS: An exclusive interview with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, days after Biden announces a final U.S. troop withdrawal

Airdate April 18, 2021: After the Biden administration said this week it's pulling out of Afghanistan, Fareed has an exclusive interview with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, on what the U.S. withdrawal means for his country and its citizens. Then, former Trump national security advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster critiques the Biden decision on Afghanistan, citing the potential chaos the Taliban can unleash, while former Obama national security advisor Tom Donilon applauds the decision...


April 11, 2021 | On GPS: How to pay for Biden's big dollar plans; re-engaging with Iran; Turkey's illiberal democracy

Airdate April 11, 2021: Trump slashed corporate tax rates in his tenure as president. Biden has taken haste to undo that, securing funding for his new American jobs plan. Fareed talks to Wally Adeyemo, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. And, the Iran deal - can the U.S. and Iran resume talks? Should they? Fareed has a great debate with an all-star panel. Then, at another negotiating table, an awkward game of musical chairs in Turkey left one European leader without a seat. What this...


April 4, 2021 | On GPS: Biden's big bid to rebuild America; new report on the origins of COVID-19; Germany grapples with COVID-19 resurgence

Airdate April 4, 2021: Before hitting his 100-day mark, Pres. Biden has passed a $2T COVID relief bill and proposed a $2T infrastructure and jobs package. Some have already begun putting him in the pantheon with FDR & LBJ. Are those comparisons apt? Fareed asks historians, Jon Meacham and Niall Ferguson. Then, the WHO's latest report saw no evidence that COVID-19 originated in a lab. Fareed speaks to Peter Daszak, one of the scientists who carried out this controversial investigation in...


March 21, 2021 | On GPS: Top U.S. officials had wars of words this week with their Russian and Chinese counterparts. What’s next for those already difficult relations?

Airdate March 21, 2021: Fareed offers his Take on America’s already bloated defense budget and why the administration may use China to justify asking for even more money. Then, he talks to an all-star panel about President Biden affirming he thinks Putin is a “killer” and the un-diplomatic start of Secretary of State Blinken’s talks with his Chinese counterpart. Will Washington’s difficult relations with Moscow and Beijing get even more so? Then, a global COVID mystery: why has the...


March 14, 2021 | On GPS: Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package; the Quad's first leaders' summit; the biotech revolution

Airdate March 14, 2021: Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law Friday. So, will the plan deliver on its promises? Paul Krugman and Larry Summers debate the bill's size and its long-term consequences. Then, what you need to know about the Quad after Biden’s meeting with leaders from India, Australia and Japan on Friday. The bloc of four nations seeks to counter China's growing influence while promoting a "free and open Indo-Pacific." Former State Department official...


March 7, 2021 | On GPS: The race to global leadership in AI; Europe's bungled vaccine rollout; The bioethics of a COVID-19 vaccine passport; The Pope's historic visit to Iraq; India's democratic decline;

Former Google chief Eric Schmidt makes the case for the U.S. to massively invest in artificial intelligence technology in order to keep up with China's fast advancements. As Italy blocks a shipment of vaccine from going to Australia, Zanny Milton Beddoes discusses the problems with the European Union's slow vaccine rollout and how it is affecting politics in the UK. Fareed asks renowned medical ethicist Arthur Caplan about the pros and cons of a COVID-19 vaccine passport. Then, Ben Wedeman...


February 28, 2021 | On GPS: The future of U.S.-Saudi relations after the Khashoggi report; a look at Biden's Middle East Strategy; Bill Gates on solutions for saving the planet and a post-pandemic world; cryptocurrency goes mainstream

Airdate February 28, 2021: After a U.S. intelligence report stated that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, what, if any, will be the consequences for the de facto ruler of Saudia Arabia? And how is Biden’s broader Middle East strategy shaping up? Fareed talks to a panel of experts. Then, Bill Gates discusses his new book about how to avoid a climate disaster, his lessons from COVID-19, and the U.S. economy....


February 21, 2021 | On GPS: Pres. Biden's America-is-back agenda

Airdate February 21, 2021: President Biden says, "America is back." But is it? Fareed speaks to an all-star panel about Biden foreign policy. Then, a Texas-sized catastrophe caused by winter weather. Is the world prepared for the ever more severe weather being churned up by climate change? Texas-based climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe tells Fareed. Finally, one nation's surprising Covid-19 success story. How one poor but happy nation has managed to so far only suffer one Covid-19 death....


February 14, 2021 | On GPS: 2nd Trump impeachment trial ends in acquittal; the world after the covid-19 pandemic; America's cyber vulnerabilities

Airdate February 14, 2021: Trump's second impeachment trial culminated in another acquittal. The former President's critics say it is further evidence that America's democracy is broken. So, what can be done to put it back together and make it stronger? David Frum and Anne Applebaum discuss with Fareed. Then, how far we've come and how far have we yet to go in the Covid-19 pandemic. Former CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Fareed how to thwart a fourth wave and what the new normal will look...


February 7, 2021 | On GPS: American adversaries react to President Joe Biden

Airdate February 7, 2021: First, Iran. Can the nuclear deal be salvaged? Is Iran willing to re-negotiate? Fareed talks to Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Then, Fareed speaks to Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai about great power competition, China's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the origins of Covid-19, and China's increasing assertiveness towards its neighbors. GUESTS:Javad Zarif, Cui Tiankai To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


January 31, 2021 | On GPS: Vaccine nationalism; the movement arising around Alexey Navalny; exclusive one-on-one with John Kerry

Airdate January 31, 2021: Fareed gives his take on the dangers of vaccine nationalism and what it could mean for world's recovery from Covid-19. Then, for the second weekend in a row Russians heeded the rallying cry of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny. Demonstrations against Putin were planned in over 120 cities across the country. Will Russia's government continue its harsh response to the protests? And, how will this change U.S.-Russia relations? Julia Ioffe and Alexander Gabuev join Fareed...


January 24, 2021 | On GPS: President Biden's arrival in office - how is the world reacting?

Airdate January 24, 2021: President Biden swiftly took action to move away from many of the policies of the last 4 years. What is the reaction from U.S. allies and competitors? Fareed gets perspectives from the UK, China, Germany and Mexico. Then, as Covid cases worldwide approach 100-million, new variants have cropped up, and vaccine rollouts are underway. Is herd immunity on the horizon? CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta answers pressing questions about COVID-19 and tells...