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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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Special report: How far will Putin go? Amanpour
The US and its NATO allies are swiftly warning of retaliation and catastrophic consequences for Russia should President Putin follow through on pledges of nuclear warfare. Many are wondering just how far Putin will push it, as Ukraine continues to bust through Russian lines after weeks of a successful offensive in the east and now the south. The key city of Lyman in Donetsk is now back in the hands of Ukrainian forces. Correspondent Nic Payton Walsh was the first TV journalist to visit the city ...Show moreand he joins the show to discuss. 
Also on today's show: US Senate Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of both the Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees; former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim; Scott Armstrong, author of Adrift: America in 100 Charts.
Oct 3, 2022
Feature interview: Scottish satirist Armando Iannucci Amanpour
The UK has been swept up in a week of economic and political turmoil, with Prime Minister Liz Truss’s Conservative government coming under increasing pressure over its controversial tax cut plan. Financial markets are roiled, the British pound tanked, and the IMF issued a rare rebuke. Meanwhile in Italy, the electoral success of Giorgia Meloni marks a lurch to the far right that will see a party with roots in neo-fascism enter power for the first time since World War II. And in the US, the lates...Show moret January 6 hearing had to be postponed due to the devastating arrival of Hurricane Ian. Political chaos often acts as inspiration for Armando Iannucci’s work. He’s beloved for his comedies, looking at the absurdity of politics in The Thick of It, Veep, and The Death of Stalin. His latest work, Avenue 5, is a sitcom about a tourist spaceship thrown off course. But as he explains to Christiane, his goal isn’t just to poke fun at those in power, but increasingly to try and shore up our fragile democratic norms.
Also on today's show: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Jodi Kantor; comedian Hasan Minhaj.
Sep 30, 2022
Why hurricanes seem to be increasingly more powerful Amanpour
One of the strongest storms ever to hit the US is causing catastrophic flooding and destruction across hundreds of miles. Speaking this morning, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the storm is “basically a 500-year flood event,” and the government confirms that Ian produced “one in a thousand-year rainfall” in some Florida locations. It embodies a trend in recent hurricanes, as warmer water – driven by climate change – fuels stronger, more destructive storms. UC Santa Barbara Professor of Enviro...Show morenmental Politics Leah Stokes is a climate policy expert and joins the show to discuss. 
Also on today's show: historian Nina Khrushcheva on what's behind Putin's annexation of Ukrainian territory; Katy Hessel, author of The Story of Art Without Men; Brennan Center for Justice Sr. Fellow Ted Johnson.
Sep 29, 2022
Special Report: Russians flee conscription Amanpour
It's day 223 of Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine and the president is upping the ante. It’s believed he will move this week to annex the areas under Russian occupation, after claiming an overwhelming mandate in sham referendums there. Ukraine, Europe and the US reject the whole process and Kyiv says Putin will try to make residents there fight for the Russian military. Meanwhile inside Russia, people – mostly men – are voting with their feet: they continue to flee the country in droves, desperate...Show more to avoid Putin’s forced mobilization, as Melissa Bell reports. 
Also on today's show: former US National Security Council Senior Director Fiona Hill; Jennifer Egan, author of The Candy House; AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.
Sep 28, 2022
Can Dems avoid a midterm 'shellacking?' Amanpour
It’s just six weeks until the midterm elections, which often sees the party in power get a “shellacking,” as President Obama once put it. Democrats are bracing for a result that could cost them all or part of Congress and reduce President Biden’s power. The Senate's longest-tenured member, Democrat Patrick Leahy is set to retire after 48 years in Congress. He joins the show from Capitol Hill. 
Also on today's show: Raffaele Trombetta, Italian Ambassador to the UK; Luke Mogelson, author of The Storm Is Here: An American Crucible.
Sep 27, 2022
Assessing the ongoing Iranian protests Amanpour
For ten straight days protests have engulfed many parts of Iran, the most widespread since the Green Revolution of 2009. State media and human rights groups say dozens have been killed in the violence so far. Despite internet restrictions and the harsh reaction of security forces, the protests show no sign of abating. In fact, they’re spreading – demonstrations took place outside Iranian embassies in London and Paris over the weekend. To discuss, Christiane speaks with Marjane Satrapi, the Frenc...Show moreh-Iranian author best known for her illustrated memoir Persepolis, about growing up in Iran during the revolution. 
Also on today's show: Chile's new President Gabriel Boric; Joshua Prager, author of The Family Roe: An American Story.
Sep 26, 2022
What to do about Russian-backed 'referendums' in Ukraine Amanpour
“A sham.” That is what Ukrainian and western officials are calling the so-called referendums underway in four occupied regions of Ukraine on whether to become part of Russia. There are reports of coercion and threats, and ballots are being delivered to people’s houses. The votes are expected to pave the way for annexation of large chunks of territory. Crucially, this would allow President Putin to claim that the western alliance is in direct confrontation with his country. It all comes as Russia...Show morens are fleeing the country by land and by air in droves – after the Kremlin ordered hundreds of thousands of reservists to join the fight. Australia’s foreign minister says her government is considering expelling the Russian ambassador over Putin’s nuclear threats. Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong also says she encouraged her Chinese counterpart to help end the conflict in Ukraine when she met with him at the United Nations on Thursday. She joins Christiane outside the UN to discuss. 
Also on today's show: Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko; author/humorist Andy Borowitz; Amir Nizar Zuabi, Artistic Director of The Walk.
Sep 23, 2022
Behind the women protesting in Iran Amanpour
Women in Iran are ripping off their hijabs and cutting their hair in the streets as an outpouring of anger takes place across the country. Demonstrators are mourning and protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman who died after being arrested by Iran’s morality police, who enforce the country’s strict dress codes for women. The authorities say Mahsa Amini had a heart attack, but her family say that’s a lie. Christiane had hoped to put all this to the Iranian President Ebrahim Rai...Show moresi in an interview on Wednesday night. But at the last minute, he refused to sit for the interview unless Christiane wore a headscarf. It’s an unprecedented request; Christiane has interviewed every Iranian president since 1995, including on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, and this had never before been an issue. So tonight, Christiane gets reaction to the protests from Senator Chris Murphy – who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – and an Iran expert. 
Also on today's show: Holly Dagres, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Susan Glasser & Peter Baker, coauthors of a new book on Donald Trump, The Divider.
Sep 22, 2022
Can the UN do anything to mitigate global crises? Amanpour
Christiane is at the United Nations, where world leaders are gathering for their first in-person general assembly in three years – just as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin decided to call up 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine. It’s a massive escalation amid his troops’ recent setbacks on the battlefield and comes just after officials in several occupied regions of Ukraine said they will hold referendums on formally joining Russia this week. It adds to a perfect storm of global crises, yet o...Show morerganizations like the UN seem largely incapable of working as a mechanism for peace and stability. Spain is a key NATO member and announced a boost in military spending when it hosted NATO’s summit in Madrid this summer. Its prime minister Pedro Sanchez joins Christiane in New York. 
Also on today's show: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen; Jennifer Berkshire, co-author of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door.
Sep 21, 2022
Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China Amanpour
The UN General Assembly got underway today in the shadow of war. While the focus is on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there are worries as well about China and Taiwan. Joining the show to discuss is Michael Beckley, coauthor of Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China. 
Also on today's show: Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, historian Camille Joseph.
Sep 20, 2022
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