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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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Leon Panetta on the classified docs dilemma Amanpour
Former presidents and vice presidents will be told to check their personal records for classified documents after some were found at the Indiana home of former vice president Mike Pence. It’s the latest discovery in a growing controversy that has led to many questions, including what actually constitutes a classified document, what the process is when a president leaves office, and whether the system is working. Leon Panetta has served as a presidential chief of staff, defense secretary, and director of the CIA, and joins the show from California. 
Also on today's show: Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-founder, Silverado Policy Accelerator Think Tank; Kara Swisher, Host, “Pivot”
Jan 27, 2023
Afghan winter hitting women and children particularly hard Amanpour
Afghanistan was facing a humanitarian crisis even before winter set in. Now the country is enduring its coldest weather in 15 years. Freezing temperatures have killed well over 100 people, and as always, the crisis is hitting women and children the hardest – particularly after the Taliban prohibited women from working for aid organizations, effectively denying them critical assistance. In the past weeks, multiple delegations from the United Nations and other aid groups have traveled to Kabul to ...Show morepress for women’s basic rights to work and learn. Tonight, Christiane speaks with Amina Mohammed and Sima Bahous, two of the UN’s most senior officials who have just returned from Afghanistan where they tried to get the Taliban to change its mind. 
Also on today's show: Andrew Solomon, Author, “Far from the Tree”; Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., Co-author, “A Few Days Full of Trouble”
Jan 26, 2023
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov Amanpour
After days of transatlantic wrangling and who’s-on-first gamesmanship, Ukraine receives a double whammy, with both the United States and Germany publicly pledging to send advanced tanks ahead of a projected Russian spring offensive. The past few days have also brought a corruption scandal out into the open, as Kyiv purges several senior officials, including the deputy defense minister. Tonight, Christiane speaks with his boss, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. 
Also on today's show: ...Show moreRonen Bergman, Staff writer, The New York Times Magazine; Martin Griffiths, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Rev. Liz Walker, Co-founder, Embrace Boston & Hank Willis Thomas, Artist, “The Embrace.”
Jan 25, 2023
Zelensky's fight against government corruption Amanpour
Ukraine’s President Zelensky may be the world’s most famous wartime leader, but his ability to mobilize his country in the fight of its life wasn’t what got him elected; his pledge to fight corruption did. Now, Zelensky is purging his own government in a growing scandal linked to the unlawful procurement of wartime supplies. Historical corruption, of course, is a primary reason Ukraine had not been admitted to the European Union, and the major government shakeup is happening just as Ukraine look...Show mores likely to receive long-awaited German-made tanks from Poland. To discuss all this, Christiane speaks with former US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor. 
Also on today's show: Stephen Rubin, author, Words and Music; Richard Haass, author, The Bill of Obligations.
Jan 24, 2023
Why is Germany dragging its feet on sending tanks to Ukraine? Amanpour
An unseemly split over tanks risks the ironclad unity the NATO alliance has demonstrated in support of Ukraine. Among some allies – led by Britain, Poland, Finland, and the Baltic nations – there is a sense of striking while the iron is hot, before Russia regroups for an expected spring offensive. At the heart of the drama is the German Leopard 2 tank, which is top of Ukraine’s wish list. But the German chancellor is dragging his feet. More than a dozen countries own those tanks, including Polan...Show mored, which says it will send its Leopards to Ukraine. But it would need Berlin’s sign-off. U.S. National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby joins the show from the White House to discuss what military support Ukraine is getting – and what more the alliance can deliver. 
Also on today's show: Marcin Przydacz, Foreign Policy Adviser to Polish president; Delia Ephron, author, Left on Tenth.
Jan 23, 2023
Exclusive: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Amanpour
The US has spent billions and billions so far in Ukraine, but future government spending is all up in the air right now – not just over Ukraine, but also at home, as America has now reached its debt limit and risks a potentially catastrophic default. Social security payments, veteran’s pensions, and more are all at risk. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says “extraordinary measures” are now in use to delay default, and she’s calling on lawmakers to “act promptly” to protect the full faith and cre...Show moredit of the United States. Yellen met this week with China’s vice premier in Zurich, before traveling to Africa, where she is hoping to expand US trade there. Christiane speaks with Yellen about all of this in an exclusive interview. 
Also on today's show: Dr. Henry Marsh, Author, And Finally; Karen Bass, Los Angeles Mayor; Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister (archived interview).
Jan 20, 2023
A revealing look at Biden's first two years Amanpour
The 119th Congress is getting into full swing and we’re starting to see what the impact of a divided government looks like. GOP hardliners Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar were given committee assignments, despite being tossed off committees last term for incendiary language and ideas. The alleged fabulist George Santos also got a committee assignment, despite growing calls for his resignation. All this as the country moves full steam ahead into a fight over the debt limit, risking a US def...Show moreault that could have disastrous consequences for the American – and global – economy. First in tonight’s show, we take a step back with a revealing look at President Biden and his first two years in office. Chris Whipple joins the show from New York to discuss his new book, The Fight of His Life, based on inside access to the Biden administration. 
Also on today's show: Composer Alan Fletcher and pianist Mikhail Voskresensky; Charlie Sykes, Editor-at-Large, The Bulwark.
Jan 19, 2023
Ukraine suffers 'terrible tragedy' Amanpour
For nearly a year, so much blood has flood through Ukraine under withering Russian fire that tragedy is never far away. Today brought more sorrow, as a Ukrainian helicopter crashed near a kindergarten in the Kyiv region, killing a government minister and at least three children, among others. President Volodymyr Zelensky calls it a “terrible tragedy” and says there will be an investigation. CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen joins the show from the helicopter crash site. 
Also on today's show: Rafael Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency; Rose Abramoff, earth scientist and climate activist; Ro Khanna, US House Democrat.
Jan 18, 2023
What, if anything, can be accomplished in Davos? Amanpour
Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska opened the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today with a stark warning about the horrors and mass killings her people are facing. The war is the number one topic at the summit, though leaders will also discuss climate change and the cost-of-living crisis. But will the forum be more than just a talking shop? One voice in attendance carries a lot of weight: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who was recently named the most powerful wom...Show morean in the world by Forbes Magazine. She joins Christiane from Davos. 
Also on today's show: Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Joe Berlinger, Director, Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street.
Jan 17, 2023
Is the west helping Ukraine enough? Amanpour
A Russian missile strike on an apartment building in Dnipro, Ukraine has left at least 40 people dead, making it one of the deadliest single attacks of the war. Ukrainian authorities report that it was a cruise missile. The current wave of attacks on civilian targets comes at a make-or-break moment in this vicious war, as more western allies – including Britain, France, and Poland – promise to send Kyiv tanks and other advanced weapons. But is it happening fast enough to help Ukraine defend itse...Show morelf against feared Russian offensives this spring? Igor Zhovkva is a top aide to President Zelensky and joins the show from Kyiv. 
Also on today's show: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi; International Civil Society; author Ilya Somin.
Jan 16, 2023
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