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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.

Inside Putin's Russia; Is China peaking?; Knowledge in the digital age Fareed Zakaria GPS
This week Fareed hosts a panel on Russia with Puck's founding partner and Washington Correspondent Julia Ioffe and Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov. They discuss the power dynamics between Putin, the Russian military, and mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, as well as what the impending Ukrainian counteroffensive could mean for this war. Keyu Jin, a professor of economics at LSE, joins the show to talk about her recent book "The New China Playbook," and what she says Westerners d...Show moreon’t understand about the Chinese economy. Plus, author Simon Winchester speaks with Fareed about human knowledge…and what effect those supercomputers in our pockets - smartphones - have had on our brains.
May 28, 2023
Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Imran Khan on his arrest; the war in Ukraine & U.S. foreign policy; the continued appeal of strongman populism Fareed Zakaria GPS
This week Fareed hosts a panel with AEI Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies Kori Schake and Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Gideon Rose, who are both just back from Ukraine. They discuss the state of the war, the U.S. debt ceiling crisis, and Biden's foreign policy. Then, Fareed speaks with former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, recently arrested and released on bail, for his side of the story. Finally, Pippa Norris, a professor of comparative politics at Harvard University, ...Show morejoins the show to discuss Turkey's recent elections and how they illustrate a rise in the success of populism globally.
GUESTS: Kori Schake (@KoriSchake), Gideon Rose, Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI), Pippa Norris (@PippaN15)
Air Date: May 21, 2023.
May 21, 2023
U.S. border crisis; Britain's plan to ban migrants on boats; how America’s debt ceiling crisis looks abroad; Syria back in Arab League Fareed Zakaria GPS
Jeh Johnson, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, joins the show this week to talk about the migration crisis as American authorities lose an important tool to keep order at the U.S./Mexico border. Then, The Economist’s Mian Ridge explains Britain's highly controversial immigration bill which would ban migrants arriving via boat. Hear why she believes it is not the right solution. Fareed also speaks with Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator for The Financial Times, in the leadup t...Show moreo America’s debt ceiling deadline. How does this circus look from abroad? And how would a default impact the international financial system? Plus, Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations at The London School of Economics, talks to Fareed about the Arab League's decision this week to welcome Syria back into the organization…and what he thinks a post-American Middle East might look like. 
GUESTS: Mian Ridge (@mianridge), Martin Wolf (@martinwolf_), Fawaz Gerges (@FawazGerges)
May 14, 2023
King Charles III coronation; America’s position in the world; a new documentary on Ukraine Fareed Zakaria GPS
Joanna Coles, former chief content officer for Heart Magazines, joins the show this week to talk about King Charles III's coronation and the future of the British monarchy. Then, Fareed hosts a global panel with The Economist's Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes and Executive Director of the Lowy Institute Michael Fullilove to discuss the U.S. debt ceiling crisis, America's position on the world stage and China’s reaction to the deal that will send nuclear subs to Australia. Plus, Fareed speaks with French philosopher and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy about what he witnessed in Ukraine while filming his new documentary, Slava Ukraini.
May 7, 2023
Israeli PM on judicial reforms; Middle East tensions and Iran's nuclear program; lessons from the pandemic Fareed Zakaria GPS
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits down for an interview with Fareed this week to discuss the controversy over his government’s judicial overhaul plan and what it would mean for the country's democracy. They also discuss Israel's relationship with its Arab neighbors and the U.S., and Netanyahu shares his thoughts on how to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Plus, Fareed speaks to Philip Zelikow, Director of The Covid Crisis Group, about the group's recent report, "Lessons from the Covid War," and what its findings reveal about the U.S. response to the pandemic.
Apr 30, 2023
Russian crackdown on Western media; competition with China; Russian and Chinese spies in the U.S. Fareed Zakaria GPS
Anton Troianovski, the New York Times' Moscow bureau chief, joins Fareed to talk about Russia’s arrest of American journalist Evan Gershkovich and how the war is playing out in Russian society. Fareed also speaks with David McCormick, a Republican politician and a former Under Secretary for International Affairs in the Treasury Department, about trade and competition with China, the future of the GOP, and how we teach American history in schools. Plus, former CIA official Carol Rollie Flynn talk...Show mores to Fareed about stunning allegations this week from the Justice Department about Russian and Chinese clandestine operations in the U.S.
Guests: Anton Troianovski (@antontroian), David McCormick (@DaveMcCormickPA), Carol Rollie Flynn.
Air date: April 24, 2023.
Apr 23, 2023
Janet Yellen on inflation and a possible "soft landing;" the Pentagon document leak; crossing the Darién Gap Fareed Zakaria GPS
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sits down with Fareed for an exclusive interview this week to talk about inflation, sanctions on Russia, and whether the dollar will continue to be the dominant world currency. Then Fareed hosts a panel with New York Times correspondent David Sanger and retired US Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling to talk about the Pentagon document leak: how it will effect relations with allies and what it may reveal about the war in Ukraine. And Nick Paton Walsh, CNN's Chief International Security Correspondent, tells Fareed about his work documenting the treacherous migrant route along the Darién Gap.
Apr 16, 2023
Violence in Israel, the Trump indictment, and tensions over Taiwan; Ginni Rometty on leadership Fareed Zakaria GPS
This week Fareed invites President of Eurasia Group Ian Bremmer and New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Bret Stephens on the show to discuss the recent violence in Israel, the indictment of former President Donald Trump, and US-China tensions over Taiwan. Then, Shannon O'Neil, Vice President for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about her new book "The Globalization Myth," and why she says the US should prioritize trade integration with its neighbors. And Ginni Rometty...Show more, the former Chair and CEO of IBM, tells Fareed about her journey to the top of IBM and what she learned about leadership along the way. 
GUESTS: Ian Bremmer (@ianbremmer). Bret Stephens, Shannon O'Neil (@shannonkoneil), Ginni Rometty (@GinniRometty)
Apr 9, 2023
Trump's indictment; Ukraine's defense of Bakhmut; tensions with China; James Cameron on film, tech and more Fareed Zakaria GPS
Fareed shares his thoughts on the indictment of former President Donald Trump this week and the implications for our democratic system. Then, retired 4-star Admiral William McRaven joins the show to discuss the state of the war in eastern Ukraine, the importance of finding common ground with China, and McRaven's new book, "The Wisdom of the Bullfrog: Leadership Made Simple (But Not Easy)." Fareed also speaks with Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron about his new film Avatar: The Way of Water, technological innovation, sustainability, exploration, storytelling, and more.
Apr 2, 2023
Jon Stewart on the current political climate; Xi Jinping's visit to Russia; the Fed's dilemma Fareed Zakaria GPS
Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show and current host of The Problem with Jon Stewart, joins Fareed this week to talk about the possible indictment of Donald Trump, critical race theory, cancel culture, the fight against hypocrisy, and more. Cindy Yu, Assistant Editor of The Spectator, discusses the implications of Xi Jinping's recent visit to the Kremlin. Fareed also speaks with economic historian Niall Ferguson about the Fed's announcement of another interest rate hike - the ninth in the past year - and what this could mean for America's financial system.GUESTS: Jon Stewart (@jonstewart), Cindy Yu (@CindyXiaodanYu), Niall Ferguson (@nfergus)
Air date: 03/26//2023
Mar 26, 2023
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