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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.

    December 5, 2021 | On GPS: Global vaccine inequality; will the vaccines protect against Omicron?; fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine grow; will the Iran nuclear deal collapse?

    December 5, 2021 | On GPS: Global vaccine inequality; will the vaccines protect against Omicron?; fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine grow; will the Iran nuclear deal collapse?

    Fareed welcomes South African human rights lawyer and the founder of the Health Justice Initiative in South Africa, Fatima Hassan, to discuss travel bans and the unequal distribution of vaccines around the world. Then, will the vaccines hold up against the Omicron variant? Fareed asks Moderna’s founder and chairman, Noubar Afeyan. Also, with tensions on the Russia-Ukarine border increasing, Fareed talks to former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis about the upcoming Biden-Putin call and the likelihood of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Then, after this round of Iran nuclear deal talks ended poorly Friday in Vienna, Vali Nasr, professor at John’s Hopkins University and former senior adviser at the U.S. State Department, tells Fareed why Iran is hesitant to continue negotiations and why the U.S. needs a deal to stabilize the Middle East. Plus, how did the Taliban retake Afghanistan quickly and relatively peacefully? Margherita Stancati, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, reveals their spy tactics and hidden networks.  

     

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    November 21, 2021 | On GPS: Henry Kissinger on the future of U.S.-China relations; a panel on Russian military buildup near Ukraine and Europe’s “fourth wave”; and, how does the pandemic end?

    November 21, 2021 | On GPS: Henry Kissinger on the future of U.S.-China relations; a panel on Russian military buildup near Ukraine and Europe’s “fourth wave”; and, how does the pandemic end?

    Fareed sits down with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the man who originally opened relations with China 50 years ago, to discuss the dangers of a new cold war between Beijing and Washington and how Biden can avoid that outcome. Then, Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and David Miliband, the former British Foreign Secretary, join Fareed for a discussion on Russia’s military build-up on the border of Ukraine, the “fourth wave” of COVID in Europe and Blinken’s first visit to Africa as secretary of state. Plus, when and how will the pandemic end? Fareed asks infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist Dr. Céline Gounder.

     

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    • 37 min
    November 14, 2021 | On GPS: Why is inflation rising?; America’s trucker shortage; U.S. reacts to Russian military escalations near Ukraine; and, the crisis at the Belarus-Poland Border

    November 14, 2021 | On GPS: Why is inflation rising?; America’s trucker shortage; U.S. reacts to Russian military escalations near Ukraine; and, the crisis at the Belarus-Poland Border

    As U.S. inflation rises at the fastest pace in over 30 years, Fareed asks former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers why it is happening and how it can be stopped. 

    Then, as supply chain problems persist, Fareed asks New York Times correspondent Ana Swanson about America's puzzling shortage of truckers. 

    And earlier this week the U.S. warned Russia not to make a “serious mistake” by rehashing its 2014 invasion of Ukraine. Fareed asks former National Security Council official Fiona Hill if another invasion is possible. 

    Plus, a voice from the world’s hottest continent. Vanessa Nakate talks to Fareed about why Africa should be front of mind in the climate discussion. 

    Finally, has Belarus manufactured a heartbreaking migration crisis for political revenge? Fareed explains. 

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    • 38 min
    November 7, 2021 | On GPS: Interview with Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan

    November 7, 2021 | On GPS: Interview with Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan

    Fareed talks with the President's national security adviser Jake Sullivan about the pace of progress on climate change, concerns over China's military build-up, and the tragic end of America’s longest war.

    French right-wing TV star Eric Zemmour has been called France's Donald Trump, and there's growing excitement for him to run for President. Bernard-Henri Levy Joins to discuss the factors behind the rise in his popularity.

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    October 31, 2021 | On GPS: Former UK PM Gordon Brown on the G20 meeting; Former US Special Rep. for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on lessons from the end of America’s longest war

    October 31, 2021 | On GPS: Former UK PM Gordon Brown on the G20 meeting; Former US Special Rep. for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on lessons from the end of America’s longest war

    Fareed speaks to former British Prime Minister and current WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing Gordon Brown about the G20 meeting in Rome and what needed to be resolved on COVID-19, climate change and more. Then, Fareed sits down with Zalmay Khalilzad, Former U.S. Special Rep. for Afghanistan Reconciliation, to discuss the lessons learned from the U.S. withdrawal and the future of the war-torn nation. Plus, Stephanie Kelton, Prof. of Public Policy & Economics at Stony Brook University and author of the book "The Deficit Myth," explains why we shouldn’t be worried about the price tags on the Biden bills awaiting votes in Congress. Lastly, Fareed examines how Trump’s “big lie” political playbook is being adopted by the president of Brazil as he tries to cling to political power.

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    • 38 min
    October 24, 2021 | On GPS: Would the U.S. really protect Taiwan against a Chinese attack?; China’s reported test of a hypersonic missile; the life and legacy of Angela Merkel; the new normal in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

    October 24, 2021 | On GPS: Would the U.S. really protect Taiwan against a Chinese attack?; China’s reported test of a hypersonic missile; the life and legacy of Angela Merkel; the new normal in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

    Would China and the U.S. go to war over Taiwan? Fareed talks to Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Oriana Skylar Mastro of The American Enterprise Institute about the complex relationship the U.S. must navigate between China and Taiwan. Haass also reflects on the complicated legacy of his former boss at the State Department, the late Gen. Colin Powell. Then, David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times, explains why China’s hypersonic missile testing is a significant step towards a potential twenty-first century arms race. As Germany bids auf wiedersehen to long-time Chancellor Angela Merkel, Kati Marton, journalist and author of the new book “The Chancellor,” tells Fareed about the qualities that made Merkel such a powerful chancellor and the legacy she leaves behind. Plus, Fareed checks in with Mahbouba Seraj, the founder of the Afghan Women’s Network. Seraj is still in Kabul and tells Fareed what life in the nation is like, 10 weeks after the Taliban took over. Lastly, Fareed looks at what some are calling “Striketober” — the rash of strikes and other labor problems around America - and why it actually might be a net positive for labor, business, and the American economy.

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    • 37 min

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