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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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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...


January 17, 2021 | On GPS: Countering domestic terrorism in America; Trump's 2nd impeachment; the threat of far-right extremism

Airdate January 17, 2021: Washington is on high alert and under heavy guard after last week's attack on the capitol. And now the House has impeached Pres. Trump for a second time, will the Senate convict? Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Fareed discuss safety, security and moving America forward. Then, with a flurry of last-minute diplomacy moves in China, Cuba, Yemen and Iran, Sec. Pompeo has seen to it that Biden’s transition in will not be easy. Susan Glasser tells...


January 10, 2021 | On GPS: Attack on the U.S. Capitol - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on the way forward

Airdate January 10, 2021: Insurrection in America as a pro-Trump mob storms the U.S. Capitol. How does the U.S. move forward from here? Is impeachment the answer? How will this change the world's view of America? Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Fareed discuss. Then, Anne Applebaum and Ezra Klein discuss how the lure of authoritarianism and America's polarization played into the attack. And, is this violent response to the election really unprecedented? Pre-eminent historian Eric...


January 3, 2021 | On GPS: Exclusive interview with President-elect Biden's incoming National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan

Airdate January 3, 2021: Fareed talks to incoming National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about the global challenges the Biden administration will face. Are the U.S. and China entering a cold war? Can the President-elect revive the Iran nuclear deal? What will his policies toward Russia and the Middle East be? And what kind of cooperation is team Biden getting from team Trump? Get to know the man who will soon have one of the key jobs in the White House. GUESTS: Jake Sullivan To learn more...


December 20, 2020 | On GPS: Russia's alleged cyber hack on U.S. government – how bad was it for American national security?

Airdate December 20, 2020: David Sanger describes the recent hack on U.S. government agencies as the biggest national intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor. All fingers point to Russia as the perpetrator. Just how severe is this intrusion? Fareed and Sanger discuss. And, what should the U.S. response be? Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells Fareed. Then, vaccines have been approved and administered throughout the U.K. and the U.S. Is there light at the end of the COVID-19...


December 13, 2020 | On GPS: The great American vaccination campaign begins; Brexit on the brink again; chef & humanitarian Jose Andres on feeding America

Airdate December 13, 2020: The light at the end of the Covid tunnel - the first vaccines were administered in the U.K., and in the U.S. they're making their way around the country. Founder and Chairman of Moderna, Noubar Afeyan, talks to Fareed about his revolutionary vaccines and how they got from concept to ready-for-authorization so quickly. And, Britain has 18 days to reach a Brexit agreement. Can the U.K. and the E.U. find common ground? Fareed asks British journalist Zanny Minton...


December 6, 2020 | On GPS: Behind the assassination of a top nuclear scientist in Iran; stopping the spread of Covid-19 by Christmas; the corrosive power of political lies & conspiracy theories

Airdate December 6, 2020: Iran’s Supreme Leader, its President and other senior officials have vowed to avenge the assassination of the country’s chief nuclear scientist. A top U.S. official says Israel is behind it. Fareed, Dina Esfandiary, Ronen Bergman and Martin Indyk talk about vast implications of the killing. Then, the U.S. is seeing a sharp rise in deaths and hospitalizations from Covid. Michael Mina tells Fareed his plan for how America can reverse course. And, the destructive power...


November 29, 2020 | On GPS: Three of the world’s most eminent historians on Trump’s legacy & Biden’s chances of healing a divided nation Biden on foreign policy

Airdate November 29, 2020: 26 days after the election, Pres. Trump still has not conceded and many senior Republicans have yet to acknowledge the result. How will history look upon this? An all-star panel of historians join Fareed to discuss Donald Trump’s legacy in office and what history tells us about the future of America’s Republican and Democratic parties – Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham and Niall Ferguson GUESTS: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Niall Ferguson, Jennifer Doudna To...


November 22, 2020 | On GPS: Bill Gates on the Covid-19 vaccine & how brutal the pandemic will be on the U.S. this winter; how Trump is trying to box in Biden on foreign policy

Airdate November 15, 2020: Countries in the north are seeing surges as the winter sets in. How bad will it get? How do the vaccines change the calculus? Fareed talks to Bill Gates about the state of the pandemic. Then, America's role on the world stage—what has it become under the Trump administration? And, how will the next presidency re-shape it? Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations talk to Fareed. GUESTS: Bill Gates, Samantha...


November 15, 2020 | On GPS: As Trump delegitimizes the U.S. election, how do former key players in Republican administrations react?

Airdate November 15, 2020: This week, H.R. McMaster, John Bolton, Michael Chertoff and Peggy Noonan. All held important roles in Republican administrations - under Reagan, Bush, and Trump. What do they make of Trump’s unwillingness to concede? How are America’s friends and foes viewing it? Does Trump have a worthy case in any court? And what will this do to an America that is already deeply divided? GUESTS: H.R. McMaster, John Bolton, Michael Chertoff, Peggy Noonan To learn more about how...


November 8, 2020 | On GPS: Joe Biden is elected the 46th President of the United States

Airdate November 8, 2020: Leaders around the world took to Twitter to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Where will America stand on the world stage with its new leaders at the helm? Ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia, former Deputy Prime Minister Tzipi Livni of Israel, and former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom David Miliband join Fareed to discuss. Then, Biden's win makes abundantly clear the deep divide America still has to...


November 1, 2020 | How to Lead: A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special

Airdate November 1, 2020: Fareed Zakaria hosts a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS that explores what qualities and experiences make the best leaders. Interviews include leaders in government, business, the U.S. Military, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. GUESTS: Bill Gates, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rep. John Lewis, Gen. Stanley McChrystal To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


October 25, 2020 | On GPS: The presidential election - 9 days out, over 50 million votes cast, who will be in the oval office come January?

Airdate October 25, 2020: 9 days away from the presidential election, who will sway this election? What will the outcome be and what impacts will it have around the world? Time Magazine's Charlotte Alter, former U.K. finance minister George Osborne, and Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer join Fareed to discuss. Biden holds a strong lead in the polls, but who will pave his path to victory? Nate Cohn from the New York Times' is back with the latest. And, just how much foreign interference is there...


October 18, 2020 | On GPS: What would foreign policy look like under another term of Trump vs. under a President Biden?

Airdate October 18, 2020: 16 days to the election. Trump and Biden are worlds apart when it comes to foreign policy. Fareed digs into the differences with Biden foreign policy adviser, Tony Blinken, and former Trump Deputy National Security Adviser, KT McFarland. Then, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tells Fareed that the true cost of the pandemic for America may be as high as $16 TRILLION. And, after 30 hours of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, what did we...


October 11, 2020 | On GPS: Al Gore on the 2020 race & whether the world can escape climate change catastrophe; the global rise of far-right extremism

Airdate October 11, 2020: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore tells Fareed what he worries about regarding the November election and whether we can escape climate change catastrophe. Then, much of the U.S. and Europe have seen spikes in Covid-19 cases. What can the West learn from the East about managing the pandemic? Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm tells Fareed. And what does the plot to kidnap Michigan's governor tell us about the rise of the far-right in the U.S. and around the world?...


October 4, 2020 | On GPS: Covid-19 sends President Trump to the hospital

Airdate October 4, 2020: President Trump, the first lady, and staffers all contracted Covid-19. How ill is he and what will the coming days bring? Fareed asks Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former adviser to the Obama White House on health policy and the present advisor to the Biden campaign. And, what can we learn from past U.S. presidents who have fallen ill? CNN presidential historian Tim Naftali tells Fareed. Then, the U.S., Brazil, and the U.K. all rank in the top five nations with the highest...