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.


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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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The Chinese balloon; an economic soft landing; and Ukraine’s hopes of retaking Crimea

After the suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down by the U.S. military on Saturday, Fareed asks former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd how big a threat the balloon really was. Then, does the U.S. need a recession? Fareed asks former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers how the government should tackle inflation and how Biden can solve the political fight over the debt ceiling. Plus, Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges tells Fareed why and how Ukraine should take back Crimea from Russian...


Western tanks for Ukraine; Iranian protest update; Israeli democracy in danger?

How will the West's decision to send tanks to Ukraine impact the war and what can we learn from India and China's reaction to the war? Fareed talks about that and more with New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt and former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani. Then, John Hopkins professor Vali Nasr updates Fareed on the protest movement in Iran and how the government is dealing with ongoing internal discontent. Plus, Israeli political analyst Dahlia...


Ukraine’s President Zelensky and other world leaders

On a special edition of GPS from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tells Fareed exactly what Ukraine needs to stop Russian agression. Then, Fareed talks to U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland about the state of battle, what the West is willing to do for Ukraine, and whether NATO is ready for Ukraine...


Ukraine's First Lady on the human toll of war

In an exclusive interview, Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska joins Fareed to discuss the humanitarian toll of the brutal war, how her family is handling it, and whether Russia will achieve its apparent aim of breaking the will of the Ukrainian people. Then, Mac Margolis, a veteran journalist, joins Fareed to explain the similarities between the January 8th attack on Brazil’s capital and the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Lingling Wei explains how...


Navalny's daughter speaks out; 2023 outlook on global politics and economics

Dasha Navalnaya, the daughter of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny speaks out about her father's condition and her hopes for the future of Russia. Then, Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, breaks down his top 2023 global risks. Plus, Ruchir Sharma, Chairman of Rockefeller International and Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Breakout Capital, explains all the economic shifts to expect in the year ahead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


2022 in Review: The war in Ukraine, U.S. vs China, Britain's woes

Fareed talks to The Economist editor in chief Zanny Minton Beddoes and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer about some of the biggest global stories that transformed the world in 2022; from the war in Ukraine, to tensions over tech between the U.S. and China, and the bedlam that has befallen the British economy. Then, after Biden held a major Africa summit this week, entrepreneur and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim tells Fareed why he sees a new future for Africa and what the U.S. can do to help...


The prisoner swap with Russia; the prospect of a long war in Ukraine; a coup plot foiled in Germany; and the first Iranian protestor is executed

Fareed sits down with Luke Harding of The Guardian and Owen Matthews of The Spectator to discuss the present and future of Russia’s war in Ukraine as well as this week’s U.S.-Russian prisoner swap: who got the better deal? Then, Germany arrested 25 people accused of plotting a coup. Who are these people and what do they believe in? Plus, actress and activist Nazanin Boniadi joins Fareed to talk about where the ongoing protests in Iran are heading and how government executions of protestors...


The most widespread protests in China since 1989 + an exclusive with the U.S. Commerce Secretary

Fareed talks to Newsweek’s Beijing bureau chief Melinda Liu about the widespread protests that broke out in China this week against the country’s Zero Covid policy. Then, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo discusses the Biden administration's strategy for competing with China and Fareed asks her whether she will run for President in 2024, if President Biden bows out of the race. Plus, journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa tells Fareed about her fight for truth and justice in...


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...