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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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December 16, 2018: Brexit Bedlam & Chinese Chicanery

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 Dalio12/16/18To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

16 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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

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 SmithTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

37mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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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?

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.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

44mins

5 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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

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 StengelTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

37mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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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?

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 FeldmanTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

18 Oct 2020

Rank #5

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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 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 CohnTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

4 Oct 2020

Rank #6

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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

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 To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

39mins

6 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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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 the Paris of the Middle East? Fareed explores.  GUESTS: Bill Gates, Tom FriedenTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

39mins

9 Aug 2020

Rank #8

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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?

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 FeldmanTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

20 Dec 2020

Rank #9

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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.  GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Richard Haass, Peter Beinart, Katherine Hayhoe, Annie LowreyTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

21 Feb 2021

Rank #10

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

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?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

34mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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

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 SchwarzmanTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

36mins

13 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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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.

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 RubensteinTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

1hr 3mins

13 Sep 2020

Rank #13

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

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 BahariTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

37mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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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?

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?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

16 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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

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 LaiTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

37mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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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 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 LévyTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

19 Jul 2020

Rank #17

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August, 18 2019: Is the world ready for a recession? Fareed has an all-star panel to discuss.

It's been 10 years since the last global financial crisis. Is the next one around the corner? Is the world prepared to handle it? Fareed delves into the possibilities with Rana Foroohar, Richard Haass, and Ed Luce. And, the climate crisis has been dealt by the rich, and felt by the poor. Mary Robinson tells Fareed how this wrong can be righted. Also, Tara Westover (author of the best-seller "Educated") on her journey from no formal schooling to a PhD from Cambridge.GUESTS: Rana Foroohar, Edward Luce, Richard Haass, Mary Robinson, Tara WestoverTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

18 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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

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.)To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

37mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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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.

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.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

38mins

9 Sep 2018

Rank #20