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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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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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America's new banking crisis; the hazard of Silicon Valley culture; fury in France over Macron's retirement reforms

Fareed speaks with Lloyd Blankfein, former CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, about the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank this week and what it means for our financial system. Gillian Tett, U.S. Editor-at-Large for the Financial Times, joins the show to discuss how the culture of Silicon Valley and social media contributed to this crisis. Plus, the Economist's Paris Bureau Chief Sophie Pedder talks with Fareed about the retirement reforms in France that have ignited nationwide strikes and...


10 weeks of protest rock Israel; a dangerous moment in US-China Relations

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and former Israeli Vice Prime Minister Tzipi Livni speak on Prime Minister Netanyahu's proposed judicial reforms, which have ignited country-wide protests for ten straight weeks. Also, Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and the incoming Australian Ambassador to the U.S., joins the show to discuss the worrying state of US-China relations. Plus, Fareed talks about the struggle between big tech and journalism in the age of AI. To learn more...


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Ukraine and Beijing; Tracking the Origins of COVID-19

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sits down for an exclusive interview with Fareed following his visit with President Biden this week. They discuss the war in Ukraine, German defense spending and Berlin-Beijing relations. Plus, Chevron CEO Mike Wirth joins the show to share his take on the future of fossil fuels. And, Dr. Leana Wen, CNN medical analyst and professor at The George Washington University, talks with Fareed about the origins of COVID-19 in light of an announcement by the Department...


The War in Ukraine, One Year In

This week's show is devoted to coverage of the war in Ukraine as we mark one year since Russia's invasion. First, Fareed speaks with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and USAID Administrator Samantha Power on the current state of the war and what American support will look like moving forward. Then, Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers shares his thoughts on how to get Russia to pay for the hundreds of billions of dollars of damage to Ukraine. Fareed also speaks with The New York...


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – one year later; Moldova in Russia's crosshairs; the earthquake in Syria – a disaster on top of a disaster

Guest anchor Bianna Golodryga speaks with Tikhon Dzyadko and Ekaterina Kotrikadze of TV Rain, the exiled Russian TV network, about how Russians are reacting to Putin's war. Then CNA Russia Studies Program Director Michael Kofman and War on the Rocks founder Ryan Evans discuss the current state of the war and what we might expect on the battlefield in the future. Moldovan journalist Paula Erizanu explains what is happening in Moldova, a country that now finds itself in Russia's crosshairs....


Aid challenges for earthquake recovery and the fallout from China’s surveillance balloon

International Rescue Committee president David Miliband and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass join Fareed to discuss the diplomatic fallout of the Chinese spy balloon incident and how to navigate the political pitfalls of sending aid to Turkey and Syria after an earthquake devastated the region. Then CNN's Frederik Pleitgen and The Guardian's Shaun Walker explain the history of the Wagner Group and how Russia is using the mercenary outfit to help fight the war in Ukraine....


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...