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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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Intelligent show for intelligent people

By ORD 767 FO - May 04 2020
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I always feel smarter after I listen to Fareed. You should definitely hear this.

The best!

By Cindoc - Oct 27 2019
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The pros pro! Not sure if I want to listen as pod or via CNN but nice to have either option.

iTunes Ratings

1833 Ratings
Average Ratings
1346
150
89
66
182

Intelligent show for intelligent people

By ORD 767 FO - May 04 2020
Read more
I always feel smarter after I listen to Fareed. You should definitely hear this.

The best!

By Cindoc - Oct 27 2019
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The pros pro! Not sure if I want to listen as pod or via CNN but nice to have either option.

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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.

Rank #1: October 18, 2020 | On GPS: What would foreign policy look like under another term of Trump vs. under a President Biden?

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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 learn? Emily Bazelon and Noah Feldman are back with Fareed to discuss. 

GUESTS: Tony Blinken, KT McFarland, Larry Summers, Emily Bazelon, Noah Feldman

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Oct 18 2020

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Rank #2: December 15, 2019 | On GPS: Boris, Brexit, and the Future of British Politics

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Airdate December 15 2019: The British people cast their votes on Thursday and give PM Boris Johnson what he calls an "irrefutable" mandate for Brexit. What does this mean for the future of British politics and global trade? Across the pond, Pres. Trump sealed 'phase one' of a trade deal with China. Fareed is joined by an all star panel to discuss these topics and more. Then, the persecution of religious minorities in two of Asia's largest nations: China and India - what you need to know. GUESTS: Ian Bremmer, Anne-Marie Slaughter, David Miliband, Shashi Tharoor, James Palmer, Brad Smith

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Dec 15 2019

37mins

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Rank #3: January 5, 2020 | On GPS: After the killing of Iranian General Soleimani, are we on the brink of the next war in the Middle East?

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Airdate January 5 2020: The killing of General Qasem Soleimani and its ramifications. Who was this man and why was he such an important figure in Iran? And what are the consequences of his death in the Middle East and beyond? Fareed is joined by Vali Nasr, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, Meghan O'Sullivan, Richard Haass and Peter Beinart.

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Jan 05 2020

44mins

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Rank #4: November 24, 2019 | On GPS: The impeachment inquiry, Israel's indictment of PM Netanyahu and hate in America

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Airdate November 24, 2019: An all-star panel joins Fareed to talk about impeachment, Israel's indictment of PM Netanyahu, Iran's protests and more. Also, Pres. Putin expressed happiness about what he was hearing from the impeachment inquiry. Why? Fareed talks to Andrey Kortunov, who runs a top think-tank in Moscow. And former Time editor Rick Stengel asks if America needs new laws regulating hate speech.

GUESTS: Tom Friedman, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ian Bremmer, Andrey Kortunov, Richard Stengel

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Nov 24 2019

37mins

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Rank #5: October 4, 2020 | On GPS: Covid-19 sends President Trump to the hospital

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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 Covid-19 death counts AND now all three have also seen their leaders infected. A panel of top reporters dive into what we can learn from responses abroad. Finally, what does Trump's illness mean for the upcoming election and his race against Biden? Nate Cohn of the New York Times tells Fareed what he's seeing in the polls. 

GUESTS: Ezekiel Emanuel, Timothy Naftali, Anne McElvoy, Shasta Darlington, Anton Troianovski, Nate Cohn

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Oct 04 2020

38mins

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Rank #6: November 15, 2020 | On GPS: As Trump delegitimizes the U.S. election, how do former key players in Republican administrations react?

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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

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Nov 15 2020

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Rank #7: August 9, 2020 | On GPS: Bill Gates on Covid-19 - where did America go wrong? Also, vaccines & treatments; TikTok & big tech

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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 the Paris of the Middle East? Fareed explores. 

GUESTS: Bill Gates, Tom Frieden

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Aug 09 2020

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Rank #8: December 16, 2018: Brexit Bedlam & Chinese Chicanery

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After a bruising week in Britain, can PM May bring Brexit to fruition? Fareed discusses with two bright Brits. Then, is China behind the Marriott hack? NYT's David Sanger has a new report out alleging just that. Find out why Beijing is so bothered about bookings.

GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, David Miliband, David Sanger, Charles Duhigg, Ray Dalio

12/16/18

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Dec 16 2018

38mins

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Rank #9: Former National security adviser Flynn pleads guilty; Global lessons on fixing taxes; How is America's character changing

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Former National security adviser Flynn pleads guilty; North Korea says new missile can hit anywhere in U.S.; Sec'y of state Tillerson: will he stay or will he go? ; Turmoil at the U.S. State Department; Trump expected to recognize Jerusalem; Tax agents in many countries at work; Global lessons on how to really fix taxes; The Trump effect in Iran; Feeling like an outsider in your own country; Has Trump given license to racists and anti-Semites; Ending DACA; How is America's character changing?

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Dec 04 2017

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Rank #10: October, 13 2019: On GPS: Susan Rice on Syria & Ukraine. Trump's China whisperer Stephen Schwarzman on the trade war.

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Airdate October 13, 2019: Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice tells Fareed about the Trump administration's "dysfunctional" and "dangerous" approach to U.S. foreign policy. From the Trump's Syria decision to his phone call with Ukraine's president, Rice says to the world it seems "we have no idea what we're doing." Then, billionaire businessman Stephen Schwarzman - sometimes called Trump's China whisperer - on the trade war. Also, how to glue back together a very divided America? There may be a simple answer - talking.

GUESTS: Susan Rice, David Miliband, Stephen Schwarzman

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Oct 13 2019

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Rank #11: 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.

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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 around 500 cases. What can we learn from the island of 25 million? Chen Chien-jen, Taiwan's former Vice President and an epidemiologist, tells Fareed the story behind the stats. Finally, what makes a leader? What's the secret to their success? David Rubenstein shares his insights with Fareed. 

GUESTS: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Ian Bremmer, Chen Chien-jen, David Rubenstein

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Sep 13 2020

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Rank #12: December 8, 2019 | On GPS: NATO, Brexit, & the unrest in Iran

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Airdate December 8 2019: NATO leaders gather in London. Is the alliance suffering from "brain death" as French Pres. Macron said? Will it survive the Trump Era? Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's Secretary General, tells Fareed that even the alliance's most critical members will remain committed. Then, the U.K. is preparing for another election. Will Boris Johnson remain Prime Minister? Can he deliver on his Brexit promises? Nigel Farage, the father of Brexit, joins Fareed to answer these questions and more. Plus, the massive protests in Iran and the swift and violent regime crackdown.

GUESTS: Jens Stoltenberg, Nigel Farage, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Alastair Campbell, Maziar Bahari

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Dec 08 2019

37mins

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Rank #13: Bob Woodward on what Trump's advisers call the "Big Problem"; Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers; Can the Pope and the Church survive?

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Bob Woodward on what Trump's advisers call the "Big Problem" and a White House where fear & chaos shape policy. Also, ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, could the US handle a new financial crisis? And, as allegations of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics come in by the thousands, can the Pope and the Church survive?

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Sep 16 2018

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Rank #14: November, 3 2019: On GPS: Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) on the Baghdadi raid & the future of terrorism

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Air-date November 3 2019: What does the death if ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi mean for the future of terrorism? And for the endless wars in the Middle East? Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) joins Fareed to answer these questions and more. Then, the House formalizes its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This all started with a whistle-blower. Fareed explores the fascinating history of whistle-blowers in America's tradition with authors Allison Stanger and Tom Mueller.

GUESTS: Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.), Allison Stanger, Tom Mueller, Jimmy Lai

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Nov 03 2019

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Rank #15: January 13, 2019: Trump's Emergency Powers & Pompeo in Arabia

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On GPS: What could President Trump do if he declares a national emergency? Fareed digs into the powers Trump could grab, with Elizabeth Goitein and John Yoo. Then, what to make of Sec. of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Middle East this week? Robin Wright, Tarek Masoud, and Martin Indyk try to pick out the signal from the noise of the Trump administration's mixed messages on this crucial region.

GUESTS: Elizabeth Goitein, John Yoo, Robin Wright, Tarek Masoud, Martin Indyk, Oby Ezekwesili

January 13, 2019

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Jan 13 2019

39mins

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Rank #16: 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

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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 explosions--what's behind them? Or who? The RAND Corporation's Dalia Dassa Kaye helps get to the bottom of the mystery. Finally, what has this pandemic done to humanity? French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy explores the effects of Covid-19 in the U.S. and around the world. 

GUESTS: Cui Tiankai, Tony Blinken, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Jul 19 2020

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Rank #17: John Kerry joins Fareed to talk about what he has called a "constitutional crisis" at the White House, the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, and his plans for 2020.

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On GPS: John Kerry joins Fareed to discuss what he has called a "constitutional crisis" at the White House, the Trump/Putin relationship, the upcoming midterm elections and...will Kerry challenge Trump for the presidency in 2020? Guests are John Kerry, Carl Bildt, and Jonathan Haidt. Airdate is September 9, 2018.

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Sep 09 2018

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Rank #18: 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!

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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 Blair, Larry Summers, Eric Schmidt, Janette Sadik-Khan, James Fallows, Michael Crow, Arianna Huffington

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May 10 2020

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Rank #19: Bill Gates & Tax Rates

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On GPS: After giving BILLIONS of his own fortune away to causes like education, polio, and malaria, Bill Gates tells Fareed what he makes of proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy. Then, Stanford computer scientist Daphne Koller on the revolution that might just save your life - when A.I. meets medicine.

Guests: Bill Gates, Daphne Koller

2/17/19

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Feb 17 2019

39mins

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Rank #20: On GPS: Britain's Brexit Bedlam & Israel's shadow war with Iran

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What's next for Brexit? And, for Britain? Fareed speaks to an all-star panel about Britain's battle over Brexit politics. Then the NY Times' Ronen Bergman tells Fareed why Israel's shadow war with Iran has come out into the open. And, former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis weighs in on the greatest national security threats the country faces.

GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, David Miliband, George Osborne, Ronen Bergman, Gen. James Mattis (Ret.)

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Sep 08 2019

37mins

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

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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 what to make of it all. Finally, how can America’s robust democracy be restored? One of the world’s foremost experts on authoritarianism explains what individual Americans can do. 

GUESTS: Jeh Johnson, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Susan Glasser, Tim Snyder

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Jan 17 2021

39mins

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

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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 Foner and Fareed discuss this moment's roots in American history. 

GUESTS: Colin Powell, Anne Applebaum, Ezra Klein, Eric Foner

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Jan 10 2021

44mins

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

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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

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Jan 03 2021

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

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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 darkness? Fareed asks global health expert Devi Sridhar.

GUESTS: David Sanger, Tom Donilon, Devi Sridhar, Noah Feldman

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Dec 20 2020

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

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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 Beddoes and Christine Ockrent, a journalist based in France. Then, Covid spurred another public health crisis in the U.S. and around the world: food insecurity. Fareed speaks to chef and humanitarian José Andrés about his idea to make sure no American goes hungry. 

GUESTS: Noubar Afeyan, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Christine Ockrent, José Andrés

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Dec 13 2020

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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

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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 of political lies.  As President Trump and his allies keep offering untruths in claiming the election was stolen, a look a political lie from last century that helped propel Hitler into power. What can we learn from history? Margaret MacMillan and Fareed discuss.

GUESTS: Dina Esfandiary, Ronen Bergman, Martin Indyk, Michael Mina, Margaret MacMillan 

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Dec 06 2020

39mins

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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

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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

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Nov 29 2020

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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

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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 Power, Richard Haass

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Nov 22 2020

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

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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

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Nov 15 2020

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

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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 confront. Why is the nation so polarized? And what might bring it back together? Fareed speaks to Ezra Klein and David French.

GUESTS: Kevin Rudd, Tzipi Livni, David Miliband, Ezra Klein, David French

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Nov 08 2020

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

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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

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Nov 01 2020

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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?

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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 and who's responsible for defending the U.S. against it? That and more on voter suppression with ProPublica's Jessica Huseman.

GUESTS: Charlotte Alter, Ian Bremmer, George Osborne, Nate Cohn, Jessica Huseman

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Oct 25 2020

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

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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 learn? Emily Bazelon and Noah Feldman are back with Fareed to discuss. 

GUESTS: Tony Blinken, KT McFarland, Larry Summers, Emily Bazelon, Noah Feldman

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Oct 18 2020

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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

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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? Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Fareed discuss. 

GUESTS: Al Gore, Michael Osterholm, Cynthia Miller-Idriss

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Oct 11 2020

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

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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 Covid-19 death counts AND now all three have also seen their leaders infected. A panel of top reporters dive into what we can learn from responses abroad. Finally, what does Trump's illness mean for the upcoming election and his race against Biden? Nate Cohn of the New York Times tells Fareed what he's seeing in the polls. 

GUESTS: Ezekiel Emanuel, Timothy Naftali, Anne McElvoy, Shasta Darlington, Anton Troianovski, Nate Cohn

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Oct 04 2020

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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

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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. Then, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tells Fareed about the pressure Iran feels under U.S. sanctions. What's the future of U.S.-Iran relations? Is the nuclear deal still on the table? Zarif speaks to these questions and more. 

GUESTS: Noah Feldman, Emily Bazelon, Javad Zarif

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Sep 27 2020

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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

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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, with new Arab nations normalizing relations with Israel, will a new kind of peace come to the Middle East? Mina Al-Oraibi, editor-in-chief of the National newspaper based in the UAE, answers these questions and more. Finally, ProPublica senior environmental reporter Abrahm Lustgarten paints a picture of an America where the walls are closing in, thanks to climate change. He brings us a frightening look at our future. 9/20/2020GUESTS: Bob Woodward, Mina Al-Oraibi, Abrahm LustgartenTV-PG 

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Sep 20 2020

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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.

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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 around 500 cases. What can we learn from the island of 25 million? Chen Chien-jen, Taiwan's former Vice President and an epidemiologist, tells Fareed the story behind the stats. Finally, what makes a leader? What's the secret to their success? David Rubenstein shares his insights with Fareed. 

GUESTS: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Ian Bremmer, Chen Chien-jen, David Rubenstein

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Sep 13 2020

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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,”

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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, or is the world witnessing America’s decline?

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Aug 31 2020

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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

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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. Harvard Epidemiologist Michael Mina has an idea that could take us back to normalcy before a Covid vaccine. 

GUESTS: Jared Kushner, Nina Jankowicz, Michael Mina

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Aug 23 2020

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Intelligent show for intelligent people

By ORD 767 FO - May 04 2020
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I always feel smarter after I listen to Fareed. You should definitely hear this.

The best!

By Cindoc - Oct 27 2019
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The pros pro! Not sure if I want to listen as pod or via CNN but nice to have either option.