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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.
- October 10, 2021 | On GPS: 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa and her attorney Amal Clooney; Are China and Taiwan headed for war?; Is Britain just the beginning of a looming energy crisis?This week the Nobel Committee awarded Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov the Nobel peace prize for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression. Ressa and her attorney, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, join Fareed to discuss why fighting for a free press is essential in maintaining healthy functional democracies around the world. Then: on Wednesday, Taiwan’s defense minister said that tensions with China are at their worst in 40 years, Fareed talks to former U.S. national security...Show more advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster (Ret.) about the tense relationship between China and Taiwan and why the U.S. and its partners in the region need to aid Taiwan. As the northern hemisphere enters the winter months, the next energy crisis seems to be looming on the horizon. Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, explains why there needs to be a global comprehensive energy plan that shifts to cleaner fuels. Plus, Fareed’s book “10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” comes out in paperback with a new afterword where he reflects on one more important lesson that he learned during the latter part of the pandemic: how individuals need to build inner resources of mind and spirit.
GUESTS: Maria Ressa, Amal Clooney, H.R. McMaster, Tom FriedmanOct 10, 2021
- October 3, 2021 | On GPS: An expert panel on President Biden’s foreign policy agenda; a report from the Sahel in Africa, a new jihadist terror hotspot; and Dr. Sanja Gupta on lessons learned from the pandemicAfter his Take, Fareed is joined by an all-star panel: Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations; Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America; and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group. They discuss the United States’ geopolitical pivot from Europe and the Middle East to Asia. Then the Sahel in Africa, the region between the Sahara Desert and the Savanah, is seeing an uptick of jihadist violence and Foreign Policy’s Amy MacKinnon tells Fareed what has been happening in ...Show morethe region and how Russia has been getting involved. Then, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with Fareed to discuss his new book “World War C,” about the medical, scientific, and resource-allocation lessons we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic.
GUESTS: Richard Haass, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ian Bremmer, Amy MacKinnon, Sanjay GuptaOct 3, 2021
- September 26, 2021 | On GPS: The French Ambassador to the U.S., Philippe Étienne, on upset over the AUKUS deal; Iraqi President Barham Salih on watching the fall of Kabul from Baghdad; Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on his country’s COVID-19 experimentFareed talks to Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the U.S., who is still in Paris after being recalled due to the AUKUS submarine deal. He discusses mending the close alliance between France and the U.S. Fareed also sits down with Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss how the fall of Afghanistan impacted Iraq and how he plans to get Iraqis out of the vicious cycle of Middle East conflict. Then, Fareed talks to Stefan Löfven, the prime minister of Sweden, to talk about his country’s un...Show moreique covid-19 strategy: how it has affected the health and the economy of the Swedish people. After lots of talk and little action on climate change, Fareed talks with Katharine Hayhoe, the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, about what humans can do, on an individual and collective level, to start the transition from fossil fuel dependent lifestyles to clean energy lifestyles. Plus, a look at Taiwan’s fragile democracy in the shadow of China.
GUESTS: Philippe Étienne, Barham Salih, Stefan Löfven, Katharine HayhoeSep 26, 2021
- Director: Jeff Watts TD: Mike Mihelich EGO: Dia Hodari TPM: Amber Swanson Audio: Lorenzo Kemp Prompter: Ronald EmileFrance recalled its Ambassadors to Washington and Canberra this week following the announcement of the new security partnership between the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom. Gérard Araud, the former French Ambassador to the U.S., talks to Fareed about the state of Franco-American relations. Then, ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week, Fareed sits down with Secretary General António Guterres to discuss the need for global coop...Show moreeration on Covid-19, and what the U.N. can realistically do to help people of Afghanistan. Plus, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talks to Fareed about the power and politics of the court.
GUESTS: Gérard Araud, António Guterres, Stephen BreyerSep 19, 2021
- September 12, 2021 |On GPS: Fmr. U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair on 9/11 & defeating radical Islam; exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky20 years after 9/11, Fareed gives his take on the state of radical Islam today. Then, Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair reflects on the days after 9/11 and the roots of Islamic extremism. Finally, an exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Is he confident the U.S. will defend his nation from Russia, after the world witnessed what happened in Afghanistan last month? Pres. Zelensky and Fareed discuss that plus the scandal that centered on Ukraine and led to Trump's fir...Show morest impeachment.
GUESTS: Tony Blair, President Volodymyr Zelensky
Sep 12, 2021
- September 5, 2021 |A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special: The Post-COVID-19 World. Once the extraordinary measures are over, how will our world have changed? How should it be different?Fareed talks to Joanne Lipman, former Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, on how the pandemic has made us rethink the workplace and our work-life balance. Then, former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, tells Fareed how the transition to digital school came with a big learning curve for students, teachers, and parents alike and what can be done to improve the future of education. In the Spring of 2020, many thought cities would be yet another victim of the pandemic, but University of Toronto Pr...Show moreofessor Richard Florida says cities are here to stay – they just need to evolve. Lastly, Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor-in-chief of The Economist, discusses the post-pandemic economy and what it will look like for people, for corporations and for nations.
GUESTS: Joanne Lipman, Arne Duncan, Richard Florida, Zanny Minton BeddoesSep 5, 2021
- August 22, 2021 |On GPS: The uncertain future of Afghanistan; the world’s response to U.S. withdrawal; the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan; resiliency through the pandemicFareed offers his take on why leaving Afghanistan is still the right decision even amidst the heartbreaking and chaotic withdrawal. But, first, Jim Sciutto opens the show with Afghan natives Rina Amiri, Senior Fellow at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, and Sami Mahdi, an Afghan journalist, on the future of their home country. Reporting from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley describes the ongoing troubles there. Then, Rory Stewart, for...Show moremer U.K. Secretary of State for International Development, and Andrey Kortunov, the Director General for the Russian International Affairs Council, join Jim for a discussion about how America’s allies and adversaries are reacting to the Afghanistan debacle. Also, former U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband explains to Jim how the Taliban takeover created not just a political-economic crisis but a humanitarian one as well. Plus, a conversation with Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast, about how to train our brains to find happiness amidst these very challenging times.
GUESTS: Rina Amiri, Sami Mahdi, Sam Kiley, Rory Stewart, Andrey Kortunov, David Miliband, Laurie SantosAug 22, 2021
- August 15, 2021 | On GPS: Kabul falls as the Taliban takes over Afghanistan; the summer of climate crises continuesAs President Ghani flees Afghanistan while the Taliban seizes control of the country, Fareed talks to Clarissa Ward, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, about the breathtaking speed of the Taliban’s takeover. Then, former Joint Chiefs Chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen (Ret.), talks about what happened to the Afghan Army. Also, what will be the fate of women in Afghanistan? Mahbouba Seraj, a women’s rights activist in Kabul, tells Fareed how she will continue to fight for women’s rights in the cou...Show morentry. Then, after weeks of back-to-back climate catastrophes around the world, John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, calls for more effective global climate action. Plus, Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, tells Fareed about the devastating fires that burned through his country and what the E.U., U.S., and the world need to do in order to ensure a climate-stable future.
GUESTS: Clarissa Ward, Mike Mullen, Mahbouba Seraj, John Kerry, Kyriakos MitsotakisAug 15, 2021
- August 8, 2021 |On GPS: Dr. Anthony Fauci on the Delta variant & the others to come plus a panel on the GOP’s odd embrace of Hungary & the fall of the first major city in AfghanistanAnthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Biden and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Fareed what the world can expect during the next phase of the pandemic, including how to combat new variants, how vaccines offer the best path to herd immunity and the future of infectious diseases. Then, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Ian Bremmer on the American right’s infatuation with Hungary’s authoritarian leader, Viktor Orban, just as Tucker Carlson returns...Show more from his weeklong visit to the Eastern European country. Plus, the panel discusses what the future of Afghanistan looks like as the Taliban seizes control of Kunduz, the first big Afghan city to fall in the vacuum left by the US troop withdrawal. Lastly, Fareed looks at how the world can use the Olympic lessons of globalized cooperation and logistics and apply them to vaccine distribution around the world.
GUESTS: Anthony Fauci, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ian BremmerAug 8, 2021
- August 1, 2021 |On GPS: How the delta variant might complicate the economic recovery; convincing the unvaccinated to get their shots; teetering democracy in Tunisia; and, why one scholar wants a truth and reconciliation committee after the U.S. Capitol attackThe threat of the Delta variant looms over the recovery of the economy and the health of the global population, Fareed asks Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman what this stage of the pandemic will look like, and if the economy will shut down again. Then, the key to transitioning back to normal life lies in vaccines, but how can governments and health experts convince more people to get vaccinated? Richard Thaler, Nobel Prize winning economist and co-author of the book ‘Nudge’ explains how...Show more to effectively incentivize the unvaccinated. Then, 10 years after the Arab Spring, is Tunisia in the throes of a coup? Tarek Masoud, professor of International Relations at Harvard University, explains why democracy is fragile in the North African country. Plus, after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, does the U.S. need a truth and reconciliation committee? Fareed asks Harvard scholar and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen how the country can heal.
GUESTS: Paul Krugman, Richard Thaler, Tarek Masoud, Danielle AllenAug 1, 2021