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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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September 27, 2020 | On GPS: America's potential post-election mess; Trump's Supreme Court Nominee; Javad Zarif on the future of Iran's nuclear deal

Airdate September 27, 2020: Will the American people choose their next president? Or will the courts? Fareed gives his Take on how the upcoming U.S. election could pan out. And, who is Amy Coney Barrett? Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court would put the Supreme Court on a much more conservative course. What will that mean for the Court and its rulings on America's most contested issues--abortion rights, gun laws, reproductive rights? Legal experts Noah Feldman and Emily Bazelon explain....


September 20, 2020 | On GPS: Bob Woodward on Justice Ginsburg's years on the Supreme Court & Trump's foreign policy; a new kind of peace in the Middle East; the coming climate catastrophe

Airdate September 20, 2020: Bob Woodward joins Fareed to discuss the political battle ensuing over the Supreme Court vacancy left in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death earlier this week. And, Woodward in his latest book, "Rage", based on 17 on-the-record-interviews with President Trump, explores the president's alignment with leaders like Xi, Kim, Erdogan, and Putin. Why has Trump favored these strongmen above America's long-standing allies? Fareed and Woodward discuss. Then,...


September 13, 2020 | On GPS: Emerging from the era of lockdowns; is there a new kind of peace brewing in the Middle East?; Taiwan's triumph over Covid-19; how to lead & how to succeed.

Air-date September 13, 2020: After 6 months of lock-downs, schools, office buildings, bars and restaurants around the world are reopening. Is this the end of the pandemic? Or is it just the beginning? Also, Pres. Trump brokered Bahrain's new agreement with Israel. What do the UAE and Bahrain’s peace deals mean for the region? Anne-Marie Slaughter, Zanny Minton Beddoes and Ian Bremmer join Fareed to discuss. Then, Taiwan has so far survived Covid-19 nearly unscathed with just 7 deaths and...


August 31st, 2020 | On GPS: How does the world see the United States just two months before the Presidential election? In this special hour of Fareed Zakaria GPS, “How They See Us: A Global View of Trump’s America,”

Fareed talks to world leaders and thinkers about the response to COVID-19, President Trump’s actions on the world stage, American political partisanship, protests over police shootings, and much more. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, and other voices from around the globe tell Fareed how the world sees America at this critical juncture. Plus, Fareed offers his own thoughts; will the U.S. learn the lessons of the pandemic,...


August 23, 2020 | On GPS: Jared Kushner on stealth fighters, the UAE & Israel and Trump's 2020 campaign; how will Putin react to the unrest in Belarus & the suspected poisoning of Russia's opposition; how to get back to normal without a vaccine

Airdate August 23 2020: The U.S. is just over 10 weeks away from election day. President Trump's son-in-law and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner joins Fareed to discuss the 2020 election and Israel's formalized peace agreement with the UAE. Then, as unrest stirs on in Belarus, will Russia take advantage of the former Soviet nation? What happened to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny? Nina Jankowiwcz answers these questions and more. And, life as we knew it could be closer than we think....


August 16, 2020 | On GPS: A new peace deal in the Middle East, lessons from Denmark’s successful school re-opening, Russia claims another Sputnik moment

Airdate August 16 2020: The UAE becomes the 3rd Arab nation to normalize relations with Israel, Lebanon teeters on the brink, Hong Kong’s crisis deepens, and protestors contest Belarus’ election results - Fareed talks to former top State Department officials Richard Haass and Anne-Marie Slaughter about all that and Joe Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate. Then, as the U.S. struggles to get students back to class, what can it learn from Denmark - the first European country to...


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...