Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
The entire Gaza Strip has become "one of the most dangerous places in the world," according to the UN Agency providing humanitarian aid. This weekend in London, a vigil was held outside Downing Street to demonstrate that both Israelis and Palestinians are suffering and pleading for an end to the cycle of violence. One of the main proponents of this peace movement is Robi Damelin, whose son David was killed by a Palestinian sniper in 2002. Instead of being consumed by hate and revenge, she devote...Show mores her life towards peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Robi joins Christiane in the studio. Also on today's show: Tom Hanks and Christopher Riley discuss their new, immersive documentary The Moonwalkers.
Dec 6, 2023
For the first time in decades, there are more autocracies than liberal democracies around the world. Fears about America are growing and if Donald Trump wins a second term in the White House, he pledges to install ideological allies in key positions. Central to Trump’s support is his Christian Evangelical base. The Atlantic writer Tim Alberta’s latest book, The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, examines the nexus between the Church and far-right politics. He saw it up close as a Christian whose ...Show morefather was an Evangelical Minister. He joins Christiane from New York. Also on today's show: CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman reports from Jerusalem on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza; Ronen Bergman, author, Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations; New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof
Dec 5, 2023
Soon after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7th, Josh Paul resigned from the US State Department in protest of what he said were unscrutinized arms transfers to Israel. In his resignation letter, Paul said the Israeli response and American support, "will only lead to more and deeper suffering for both the Israeli and Palestinian people.” He joins Christiane to discuss Also on today's show: Israeli human rights lawyer May Pundak & Palestian human rights activist Rana Salman; reporter Arelis Hernández; actor Aria Mia Loberti
Dec 4, 2023
Britain’s King Charles took the stage at the UN Climate Summit in Dubai, saying the world is approaching "dangerous uncharted territory" as the climate crisis deepens – with 2023 set to be the warmest year yet. Ahead of the conference Bianna spoke with former White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy, to get her steer on the importance of this year’s COP. Also on today's show: CNN Pentagon Correspondent Oren Liebermann; NYT investigative correspondent Azam Ahmed; NYT reporter Reed Abelson and KFF Health News reporter Jordan Rau discuss their series "Dying Broke"; 18-year-old banjo virtuoso Nora Brown
Dec 1, 2023
Henry Kissinger, one of the most famous American Secretaries of State, died on Wednesday at age 100. From his pivotal role in the Vietnam War, to holding secret diplomatic talks with communist China, Kissinger wielded great diplomatic power. But he was reviled by many for his role in the bombing of Cambodia and the rise of repressive regimes in Latin America. Historian and journalist Walter Isaacson knows Henry Kissinger’s life story inside and out, writing what some call “the definitive biography”, he joins Bianna to reflect on Kissinger’s life. Also on today's show: PBS host Margaret Hoover & CNN anchor John Avlon; Al Jazeera correspondent Youmna ElSayed
Nov 30, 2023
According to analysis of Israel prison service data, out of the Palestinians freed since the hostage deal with Hamas, almost 80% were teenage boys aged 14 to 18 and two-thirds were held under administrative detention – meaning they were not told the charges against them or given due legal process. Khaled Elgindy, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and an expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs, explains the reality for these Palestinians. Also on today's show: Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser; Tom Nichols, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
Nov 29, 2023
There’s hope in Israel as more hostages are expected to be released as part of an extended truce between Hamas and Israel. But the horrors of October 7 are still being uncovered with Israeli police and a civil commission compiling evidence of rape and sexual assault against women by Hamas. Some say those harrowing stories have been ignored by international communities. This includes Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Israeli legal scholar, who feels "completely betrayed" by women's rights organizations. She...Show more joins the show to discuss this, followed by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, who defends her organization. Also on today's show: Omer Benjakob, disinformation and cyber reporter for Haaretz; actor Colman Domingo; former chief speechwriter for US President Jimmy Carter
Nov 28, 2023
A truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is extended by two days, Qatar announced today. The pause in fighting gives some relief to a besieged Gaza, and more time to work out deals to swap Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners. Over the weekend, four-year-old American Israeli Abigail Edan was released, but not into the arms of her parents. They were killed in front of her on October 7th when Hamas stormed their kibbutz. Also released was 9-year-old Emily Hand, an extremely emotional moment ...Show morefor her father who initially believed she was dead. Eyal Nouri’s aunt Adina Moshe was released on Friday, and he joined the program. Also on today's show: Israeli psychologist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen; author Nathan Thrall; opinion writer Roxane Gay; Booker Prize-winning author Paul Lynch
Nov 27, 2023
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Nov 23, 2023
If the hostage deal between Israel and Hamas all goes according to plan, at least 50 hostages held by Hamas will be released in exchange for some 150 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, and there will be a four-day pause in the fighting. But both sides are clear: This is not a ceasefire, and once the pause is over, the fighting continues. Gershon Baskin, a veteran hostage negotiator who played a prominent role in the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011, joins the show from Jerusa...Show morelem. Also on today's show: Luis Moreno Ocampo, Former Prosecutor, International Criminal Court / Deputy Prosecutor, Argentina's Trial of the Juntas; director Roger Ross Williams; musician Yusuf/Cat Stevens (from the archives)
Nov 22, 2023