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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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Russia's bombardment of Ukraine and the Biden-Xi meeting

Fareed sits down with Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and CNN Presidential Historian Timothy Naftali to discuss Russia's strategy in Ukraine, why the west needs to remain united against Putin and the state of US-China relations after the Biden-Xi meeting. Then, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins was recently in Taiwan and shares his reporting on how top officials and ordinary citizens are feeling about China and the threat of an invasion. Plus, The Atlantic Council's Holly...


Biden meets Xi Jinping and the world reacts to America’s midterm election results

Guest anchor Bianna Golodryga talks to Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, and Anne Applebaum, staff writer for The Atlantic, about Biden's first in-person meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and what it means for the world's two largest economies, plus how the world views the U.S. midterm results. Then, Dara Massicot, a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, discusses Russia’s withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson. How significant is this Ukrainian victory? And after...


Bill Maher on why U.S. democracy is at stake

Fareed sits down with comedian and host Bill Maher to discuss what is at stake for Americans in the upcoming elections. Then, as COP27 - the UN climate change conference - begins Fareed asks climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about progress the world has already made to slow global warming and what more needs to be done. Then, as Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returns to power in Brazil, Fareed asks CFR’s Shannon O'Neill what to expect from Lula's third term. Plus, Benjamin Netanyahu, former and...


Understanding Putin’s decision-making; Is Rishi Sunak ready to save the UK?

Boris Bondarev, a former Russian diplomat who resigned in protest of the war in Ukraine, tells Fareed about why the Kremlin is making bad decisions. Will Putin decide to use nukes next? Then, Fareed sits down with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor in chief of The Economist, to discuss whether Britain’s new PM Rishi Sunak is ready to rescue the UK. Then, after the U.S. received a poor report card on educating its children, Fareed asks Sal Khan, CEO of Khan Academy, how to fix America’s broken...


Will Boris and Bibi comeback?

After Liz Truss resigned from the UK’s top job, that nation faces even more political and economic chaos. Fareed asks Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor-in-chief at The Economist, what comes next? Then, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Israel's potential normalization with Saudi Arabia, the Iran nuclear deal, his close relationship with Vladimir Putin, and why Ukraine is disappointed by Israel’s support of its war effort. Plus, Robin Wright, contributing writer for...


Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia: America’s List of Major Adversaries is Growing

Fareed asks New York Times columnist Tom Friedman about America’s struggles with not only Russia, but China and Saudi Arabia, too. Also, the most important meeting in China in decades began this weekend and Fareed talks to Kevin Rudd, former Australian Prime Minister, about what the future will look like for China, Taiwan and the world. Then, CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar sits down with Fareed to discuss if another global recession is coming. Plus, “stop the steal” heads south of...


Will Putin use nukes in Ukraine? Could Iran’s protestors do real damage to the regime?

Fareed sits down with retired US Army Gen. Wesley Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to discuss Ukraine's recent successes in the war and whether Putin might respond with nuclear weapons. And, as protests for revolution in Iran continue, Fareed speaks to Iranian-American writer Roya Hakakian about how she says it feels like Iran’s 1979 revolution all over again and could have the same effect – the toppling of a government. Then, after OPEC+ announced it was slashing oil...


An exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin

After Russia's Vladimir Putin annexed parts of Ukraine and threatened the use of nuclear weapons, Fareed sits down with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to discuss how the U.S. sees the threat and how it is responding. Looking east, Secretary Austin discusses China's threat to Taiwan and whether the U.S. military would come to the self-governing island’s defense. Then, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former Russian oil tycoon who knew Putin before the two fell out, helps us understand Putin's mindset,...


The Presidents of Finland and South Korea on threats from their neighbors

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on why Vladimir Putin is not likely to accept defeat in Ukraine and why Europe will remain united against Russia, even if it means a very cold winter. Then, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol tells Fareed why North Korea is still an imminent threat to his nation and the world. Then, as protests in Iran erupt after the death of a woman who had been arrested by the country's morality police, Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for...


1-on-1 with Bill Clinton

Fareed sits down with the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, to discuss how Democrats will fare in the upcoming midterm elections, the historical roots of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, how to reduce inequality in the U.S. and around the world, and how to safeguard democracy against populism. Plus, when the GPS was in Kyiv last week, they talked to young students about their return to the classroom and how the war has impacted their lives. Prepare to be inspired! Air date:...


A monarchy in transition and a sit down with President Zelensky in Kyiv

Fareed is joined by celebrated historians Simon Schama and Kate Williams in front of Buckingham Palace to discuss the life and legacy of the late Queen Elizabeth II and the challenges King Charles III will face. Then, an exclusive interview with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in the Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv, where Fareed has a wide-ranging conversation with him about the new counteroffensive, his Russian enemy, Ukraine’s message to America, and more. To learn more about how CNN...


GPS Special: Global Lessons on Guns

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria explores the politics and policies of guns in America and around the world, GLOBAL LESSONS ON GUNS – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special. The program travelled the world to understand how other nations overcame their problems with gun violence, or have always maintained low rates of gun violence. Zakaria examines events, politics, and policies that have shaped views on guns in Australia, Japan, Switzerland, and more. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


6 months of war in Ukraine; attempts to revive the Iran nuclear deal

After half a year of war in Ukraine, National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby tells CNN's Jim Sciutto that Putin shows no signs of backing down, while renewed shelling of a Russian-occupied nuclear plant in Ukraine has the world on edge. And, will the Iran nuclear deal be revived? Jim asks former U.S. Energy Secretary and nuclear physicist, Ernest Moniz. Then, Fareed asks Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City’s former transportation commissioner, whether a...


Ukraine's counteroffensive, China's economic meltdown and the future of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling assesses Ukraine's counteroffensive strategy against Russia. David Rennie, The Economist's Bejing Bureau Chief, discusses China's slow growing economy and whether it poses any risk to Xi Jinping. Then, will Iran accept a revived nuclear deal? Dina Esfandiary of the International Crisis Group and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offer their opinions. Plus, as some Americans ask whether its constitution needs a refresh, a...


A GPS Special: The Fall of Kabul, One Year Later

As the one-year anniversary of the chaotic Taliban takeover of Kabul approaches, Fareed has an exclusive interview with the former president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, about why he fled the country, if he feels betrayed by the U.S., and whether the rumors are true that he escaped with many tens of millions of dollars. Then, former U.S. Marine turned journalist and author Elliot Ackerman discusses his time fighting in Afghanistan and what America did right and wrong there. And the show...

U.S.-China tensions rise over Taiwan

As China continues its military drills around Taiwan, Oriana Skylar Mastro, Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute and a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, explains why this is not just a show of force by China, but an actual combat rehearsal. Then, Richard Haass, president of The Council on Foreign Relations, and Susan Shirk, Chair at UCSD's 21st Century China Center, join Fareed for a discussion on what's the best way to preserve peace in and around Taiwan and how...

Will Speaker Pelosi go to Taiwan? If she does, how will China react?

As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi departs for her trip to Asia, Fareed asks Adm. Mike Mullen (Ret.), former Joint Chiefs Chairman, if she will visit Taiwan and how China might react. Pivoting to the war in Ukraine, Fareed asks Mullen if Kyiv can be successful in its attempts to take back territory from Russia. Plus, an inside look at one of the most influential companies you've probably never heard of: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Fareed sits down with its chairman, Mark...


Climate change, inflation and Ukraine’s worried neighbor

As parts of Europe and the U.S. experience record heat, Fareed talks to the Chief Heat Officer of Athens, Greece, about how to adapt to climate change - now that it’s here. Then, should President Biden declare a climate emergency, what are his powers to deal with climate change? Michigan Law professor Leah Litman tells Fareed. And, as inflation hits a forty-year high, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers talks to Fareed about whether we’re headed into a recession. Plus, the Prime...


President Biden travels to the Middle East

Following President Biden’s first Middle East trip and on the eve of President Putin’s trip to Tehran, Fareed asks Vali Nasr, Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University if new cold war divisions are solidifying in the Middle East. Then, President of Iraq, Barham Salih, sits down with Fareed to discuss Washington’s reset with Riyadh, Iraqi democracy, the Iran nuclear deal, and why Arab countries need to work together to create security and...


An assassination, a resignation, and an interview with Henry Kissinger

After the shocking assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Fareed talks to Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group and a man who knew Abe well, about what this means for Japan and what legacy Abe leaves behind. Then, Camilla Cavendish, former policy director for then-Prime Minister David Cameron, explains why Boris Johnson was forced to resign as prime minister of the United Kingdom and what comes next. Plus, 99-year-old Henry Kissinger sits down with Fareed to...