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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.

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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August 9, 2020 | On GPS: Bill Gates on Covid-19 - where did America go wrong? Also, vaccines & treatments; TikTok & big tech

Airdate August 9 2020: Per capita, the U.S. has about 15 times as many deaths per day from Covid-19 as the E.U., and 25 times that of Canada. Where did America go wrong? And what can be done to get the crisis under control? Billionaire businessman Bill Gates answers these questions and more. And, back to school amidst the pandemic - how do schools reopen safely? Former CDC director Tom Frieden explains. Also, the blast in Beirut deepened Lebanon's already dire situation. What will become of...


August 2, 2020 | On GPS: U.S.-China relations at an all-time low; America’s brush with authoritarianism; Covid-19 in the developing world

Airdate August 2 2020: U.S.-China relations have stooped to new lows. What will it take for relations to warm again? Also, what does the world make of America’s Covid-19 response? Fareed and an all-star panel discuss. Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum tells Fareed about the “seductive lure of authoritarianism” and just how much the U.S. is straying from its democratic roots. Finally, how is the developing world fairing against the pandemic and how might it rebound back to...


July 26, 2020 | On GPS: Federal agents vs protestors in Portland - is this an overreach for Trump?; U.S. says Russia, China & Iran all want to meddle in 2020 election

Airdate July 26 2020: Federal agents clash with protestors in Portland, Trump says he could deploy as many as 75,000 more such agents to cities across the country. Is this an abuse of power? Former Homeland Security Secretaries Jeh Johnson and Janet Napolitano explain. Then, America's top counterintelligence official says it's not just Russia eyeing the 2020 election, China and Iran are too. What's in it for them? Nina Jankowicz and Laura Rosenberger tell Fareed what to expect as the...


July 19, 2020 | On GPS: China's Ambassador on tensions with the U.S.; Tony Blinken on how Biden would conduct foreign policy; Iran's mysterious mishaps

Airdate July 19 2020: After a dizzying week in U.S.-China relations, as each hurtled sanctions and condemnations at the other, an exclusive interview with China's Ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai. Fareed asks him about the tensions brewing over Hong Kong, the Uyghurs, the South China Sea and more. Then, Biden advisor and former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken weighs in on the future of relations between the two superpowers. Also: Iran's unexplained incidents, fires and...


July 12, 2020 | On GPS: America's stunningly flawed Covid-19 response – the problem and the solutions. Also, is the two-state solution dead? If so, what’s the alternative.

Airdate July 12 2020:Where did America’s response to Covid-19 go so wrong? Pre-eminent physician Ezekiel Emanuel diagnoses the problem…then Harvard scholar Danielle Allen offers some solutions. And, China's new draconian law threatens Hong Kong's fundamental freedoms. Protest leader Nathan Law tells Fareed what will become of his movement. Then, if Trump's Middle East peace plan put the final nail in the coffin of the two-state solution, what is the alternative? Peter Beinart tells Fareed...


July 5, 2020 | On GPS: America's racial reckoning - is change really coming this time? Also, which nations combated Covid best?

Airdate July 5 2020: Eminent historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Tim Naftali reflect on the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd. Will this moment bring about real change? Then, what do the countries that conquered Covid-19 successfully have in common? Did democracies outperform dictatorships? Political Scientist Francis Fukuyama explains. Finally, Rutger Bregman has an answer to the age-old question, is humanity inherently good or evil? GUESTS: Annette Gordon-Reed, Timothy Naftali,...


June 28, 2020 | On GPS: Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on John Bolton’s memoir; Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the UN at 75 years old.

Airdate June 28 2020: John Bolton's book reveals what he did, as Trump's national security advisor. But what should he have done? How should he have responded to Pres. Trump's actions? Obama National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells Fareed what could have gone differently. Then, the UN celebrates it 75th anniversary. Is it still a force for global cooperation? Can it unite today's multipolar world? Secretary General Antonio Guterres answers these questions and more. And, Trump is trailing...


June 21, 2020 | On GPS: Bolton's Bombshells & revelations on Ukraine; Israel's upcoming annexation decision; Malcolm Gladwell on race & policing in America

Airdate June 21 2020: Fareed gives his Take on John Bolton's new tell all book on the inner workings of the Trump administration. In all the books revelations Fareed says one thing is made clear: "that the real problem with Donald Trump is not his ignorance or his policies, but his character." Bolton paints yet another picture of the Ukraine scandal. In a rare commentary on such issues former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko weighs in on U.S.-Ukraine relations. Then, to annex or not to...


June 14, 2020 | America's grim exceptionalism in policing; a Covid-success story from Europe

While Italy and Spain hover near 250,000 Covid cases, Greece has only had 3,000. What did it do right? Fareed talks to the Greek Prime Minister. Then, America’s grim exceptionalism - in policing. Rates of fatal shootings by American police are almost 70x those in the UK and more than 20x those in Germany. What makes American policing different? Also, is American policing systemically racist? Fareed explores the question with a professor whose work is studying such issues. Finally, the view...


June 7, 2020 | On GPS: George Floyd, Race and Policing in America

Airdate June 7 2020: As protests continue over the death of George Floyd, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson discusses America's race problem with Fareed. Ben Judah and Nesrine Malik explain why America's outrage at police brutality has reverberated around the world. Then, America's policing problem - why does police misconduct persist despite complaints? Can America effectively reform its law enforcement? The New York Times' Shaila Dewan explains. And, the coronavirus...


May 31, 2020 | On GPS: America's history of violence & racism; China's tightening grip on Hong Kong

Airdate May 31 2020: After the death of another black man at the hands of police, America erupted in protest. Renowned social activist Bryan Stevenson and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones discuss America's history of violence and racism with Fareed. Then, Hong Kong's autonomy and its special status are threatened by China's latest power grab over the island. Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last British governor, and Martin Lee, the father of Hong Kong's democracy movement, weigh...


On GPS: Trump fights the WHO. Beijing fights the Trump administration.

Airdate May 24 2020: Trump threatened U.S. withdrawal from the WHO this week, alleging the organization is aligned with China. Is he right? What would the WHO look like without the U.S.? WHO Assistant Director-General Stewart Simonson talks to Fareed. Also, China tightened its grip on Hong Kong and threatened "counter-measures" against America. What's behind Beijing's bold behavior? And just how bad IS China's relationship with the U.S.? Tom Friedman and Zanny Minton Beddoes answer these...


May 17, 2020 | On GPS: Rahm Emanuel on how to turn the Covid crisis into opportunity

Airdate May 17 2020: To reopen or not to reopen, that has been the question. But how do we reopen safely? How do we reopen and reform our economy? First up, former White House Chief of Staff and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the policies and the politics. Then, doctor and author Atul Gawande on what we can learn from hospitals about lifting lockdowns. And, Beijing's battle with Washington - are China and the U.S. headed for a Cold War? Richard Haass tells Fareed what the Covid crisis...


May 10, 2020 | The Post Covid-19 World - A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special with Tony Blair, Larry Summers, Eric Schmidt, Arianna Huffington, James Fallows and more!

Airdate May 10 2020: What will the lasting impact of the Covid crisis be on our politics and our economys? How will it affect the way we travel, the way we learn, the way we live? What's the future of tech, transportation and politics? In this GPS Special, Fareed delves deeply into these questions and more. Tony Blair, Larry Summers, Eric Schmidt, Janette Sadik-Khan, James Fallows, Michael Crow & Arianna Huffington tell Fareed what they see coming in a post Covid-19 world. GUESTS: Tony...


May 3, 2020 | On GPS: Trump advisor Peter Navarro on the Covid-19 crisis; the curious case of Sweden & Covid-19

Airdate May 3 2020: Fareed interviews Trump economic and trade adviser Peter Navarro on the blame game between China & the US over the spread of Covid-19. Then, the curious case of Sweden - the Scandinavian country has barely locked down but it's death rates are lower than you might imagine. Why? Sweden's Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell tells Fareed. Also, the rise of anti-Asian racism in the wake of Covid-19. GUESTS: Peter Navarro, Anders Tegnell, Jiayang Fan, Erica Lee


April 26, 2020 | On GPS: Bill Gates on overcoming the coronavirus crisis

Airdate April 26 2020: Bill Gates tells Fareed what we know now about the coronavirus, when we should expect a vaccine, and when the U.S. will be ready to reopen its economy. Then, where did this novel coronavirus come from? How did it make the leap to humans? Peter Daszak, one of the world's foremost virus hunters, tells Fareed the latest science. GUESTS: Bill Gates, Peter Daszak


April 19, 2020 | On GPS: The U.S.-China blame game; what we can learn from Austria as it starts to reopen; Madeleine Albright on leading in crises

Airdate April 19 2020: Is Donald Trump right to point the finger at China for the spread of Covid-19? Is Xi right to point back? Former diplomat Kishore Mahbubani and former Trump deputy National Security Adviser Nadia Schadlow debate China's role, its rise in the geopolitical order, and the need for global collaboration. Then, Austria is among the first nations reopening its economy. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz tells Fareed in an exclusive interview what the world can learn from...


April 12, 2020 | On GPS: When to reopen the economy? The experts weigh in. Also, a WHO official and former UK PM Gordon Brown.

Airdate April 12 2020: When will it be safe to re-open the economy? Fareed speaks to health experts and a Nobel Prize-winning economist. And, Pres. Trump's criticism's of the WHO, and his threat to defund it--are his attacks well-founded? WHO Spokesperson Margaret Harris responds. Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells Fareed about the global cooperation necessary to stem the crisis. GUESTS: Jennifer Nuzzo, Paul Romer, Mark McClellan, Dr. Margaret Harris, Gordon Brown


April 5, 2020 | On GPS: Covid-19 spurs economic crisis, gives way to a power grab in Hungary & forces globe's largest democracy into lockdown

Airdate April 5 2020: Covid-19 grips the global economy, will this lead to the next great recession? Or worse, a depression? Paul Krugman, Zanny Minton Beddoes and Ian Bremmer tell Fareed what to expect economically in coming months. Then, in Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban now rules by decree. Michael Ignatieff and Valerie Hopkins tell Fareed how the pandemic played a role in what may be the end of democracy in that country. And, the largest lockdown in history: how is India handling...


March 29, 2020 | On GPS: The coronavirus crisis-what can the U.S. learn from Singapore's flattened curve & when can America get back to work?

Airdate March 29 2020: In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells Fareed what the U.S. can learn from Singapore, the city-state that managed to flatten the curve. And, should the healthy and young in America get back to work? Will COVID create another Great Depression? A great debate on the best way to save lives and salvage the economy with Rana Foroohar, Dr. David Katz and Donald McNeil. GUESTS: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Rana Foroohar, Dr. David Katz, Donald...