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Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.

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Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.

    July 5, 2020 | On GPS: America's racial reckoning - is change really coming this time? Also, which nations combated Covid best?

    July 5, 2020 | On GPS: America's racial reckoning - is change really coming this time? Also, which nations combated Covid best?

    Airdate July 5 2020: Eminent historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Tim Naftali reflect on the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd.  Will this moment bring about real change? Then, what do the countries that conquered Covid-19 successfully have in common? Did democracies outperform dictatorships? Political Scientist Francis Fukuyama explains. Finally, Rutger Bregman has an answer to the age-old question, is humanity inherently good or evil? 

    GUESTS: Annette Gordon-Reed, Timothy Naftali, Francis Fukuyama, Rutger Bregman

    • 38 min
    June 28, 2020 | On GPS: Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on John Bolton’s memoir; Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the UN at 75 years old.

    June 28, 2020 | On GPS: Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on John Bolton’s memoir; Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the UN at 75 years old.

    Airdate June 28 2020: John Bolton's book reveals what he did, as Trump's national security advisor. But what should he have done? How should he have responded to Pres. Trump's actions? Obama National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells Fareed what could have gone differently. Then, the UN celebrates it 75th anniversary. Is it still a force for global cooperation? Can it unite today's multipolar world? Secretary General Antonio Guterres answers these questions and more. And, Trump is trailing in the polls. Fareed talks to New York Times pollster Nate Cohn for the story behind the numbers. Finally, the U.S. once feared circumstances as dire as Italy's amid the Covid-19 crisis. America's new cases are now growing faster than Italy's did at its peak. What changed? Holly Jarman from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health explains.  

     

    GUESTS: Thomas Donilon, António Guterres, Nate Cohn, Holly Jarman

    • 39 min
    June 21, 2020 | On GPS: Bolton's Bombshells & revelations on Ukraine; Israel's upcoming annexation decision; Malcolm Gladwell on race & policing in America

    June 21, 2020 | On GPS: Bolton's Bombshells & revelations on Ukraine; Israel's upcoming annexation decision; Malcolm Gladwell on race & policing in America

    Airdate June 21 2020: Fareed gives his Take on John Bolton's new tell all book on the inner workings of the Trump administration. In all the books revelations Fareed says one thing is made clear: "that the real problem with Donald Trump is not his ignorance or his policies, but his character." Bolton paints yet another picture of the Ukraine scandal. In a rare commentary on such issues former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko weighs in on U.S.-Ukraine relations. Then, to annex or not to annex? Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is eyeing territories in the West Bank. Why now? Netanyahu's predecessor Ehud Olmert explains. And, a new series on GPS - best practices for beating Covid-19. New York Times China correspondent Vivian Wang tells Fareed what we can learn from Wuhan, and how the former epicenter for the pandemic transformed to be a potential model for how to beat it. Finally, Malcolm Gladwell on race and policing in America. 

     

    GUESTS: Petro Poroshenko, Ehud Olmert, Malcolm Gladwell, Vivian Wang

    • 38 min
    June 14, 2020 | America's grim exceptionalism in policing; a Covid-success story from Europe

    June 14, 2020 | America's grim exceptionalism in policing; a Covid-success story from Europe

    While Italy and Spain hover near 250,000 Covid cases, Greece has only had 3,000. What did it do right? Fareed talks to the Greek Prime Minister. Then, America’s grim exceptionalism - in policing. Rates of fatal shootings by American police are almost 70x those in the UK and more than 20x those in Germany. What makes American policing different? Also, is American policing systemically racist? Fareed explores the question with a professor whose work is studying such issues. Finally, the view from abroad: America's adversaries are celebrating its unrest. What will become of U.S. soft power? Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède and FutureMap founder Parag Khanna discuss. 

    GUESTS: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Rosa Brooks, Paul Hirschfield, Phillip Atiba Goff, Natalie Nougayrède, Parag Khanna.

    • 38 min
    June 7, 2020 | On GPS: George Floyd, Race and Policing in America

    June 7, 2020 | On GPS: George Floyd, Race and Policing in America

    Airdate June 7 2020: As protests continue over the death of George Floyd, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson discusses America's race problem with Fareed. Ben Judah and Nesrine Malik explain why America's outrage at police brutality has reverberated around the world. Then, America's policing problem - why does police misconduct persist despite complaints? Can America effectively reform its law enforcement? The New York Times' Shaila Dewan explains. And, the coronavirus pandemic reveals racial inequity in the U.S. health care system. Harvard professor of public health David Williams describes how the African American community is suffering disproportionately during the Covid crisis.

    GUESTS: Jeh Johnson, Ben Judah, Nesrine Malik, Shaila Dewan, David Williams

    • 38 min
    May 31, 2020 | On GPS: America's history of violence & racism; China's tightening grip on Hong Kong

    May 31, 2020 | On GPS: America's history of violence & racism; China's tightening grip on Hong Kong

    Airdate May 31 2020: After the death of another black man at the hands of police, America erupted in protest. Renowned social activist Bryan Stevenson and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones discuss America's history of violence and racism with Fareed. Then, Hong Kong's autonomy and its special status are threatened by China's latest power grab over the island. Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last British governor, and Martin Lee, the father of Hong Kong's democracy movement, weigh in on the future of the island territory. 

     

    GUESTS: Bryan Stevenson, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Chris Patten, Martin Lee

    • 47 min

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