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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 25, 2021 |On GPS: An exclusive interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan

    July 25, 2021 |On GPS: An exclusive interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan

    Fareed sits down in a special in-person interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan. They discuss solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the King’s visit with President Biden, turmoil within the Jordanian royal family, and much more. Then, Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC director, and Devi Sridhar, Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, tell Fareed about the worrying rise of Covid-19 cases due to the delta variant, how important it is to vaccinate the world and the newest data on the effectiveness of vaccines. Plus, a look at how the extreme weather seen around the world in recent weeks might be the new normal. 

     

    GUESTS: King Abdullah II, Tom Frieden, Devi Sridhar

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    • 37 min
    July 18, 2021 |ON GPS: Gen. David Petraeus tells Fareed why the U.S. might regret withdrawing from Afghanistan; will the anti-government protests change anything in Cuba?; and Gary Ginsburg on his new book “First Friends”

    July 18, 2021 |ON GPS: Gen. David Petraeus tells Fareed why the U.S. might regret withdrawing from Afghanistan; will the anti-government protests change anything in Cuba?; and Gary Ginsburg on his new book “First Friends”

    As the U.S. finalizes its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of involvement in the country, Fareed talks to former Commander of U.S. Central Command and former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus about how the U.S. may regret the decision to pull out in a “hasty way.” Then, Ada Ferrer, Professor of History at NYU, explains why it is still too early to know if the anti-government protests in Cuba will bring about change and what President Biden should do about Cuba. Plus, Gary Ginsburg, author of the new book “First Friends,” tells Fareed about the defining friendships of different American presidents and how they shaped both their decision-making and personal lives. And lastly, after the shocking assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moishe, Fareed looks at the troubled history of the island nation and how it led to the current violence there.  

    GUESTS: David Petraeus, Ada Ferrer, Gary Ginsburg

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    • 38 min
    July 11, 2021 |On GPS: A special hour as billionaire Richard Branson blasts off to space

    July 11, 2021 |On GPS: A special hour as billionaire Richard Branson blasts off to space

    Fareed sits down with the renowned astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss the science behind the billionaire race to space and contextualizes this moment in the history of human space exploration. Then, CNN’s space and defense correspondent, Kristin Fisher, whose parents were both astronauts, explains the political dynamics between Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and describes the history of these types of space flight tests. Plus, Rachel Crane, CNN’s innovation and space correspondent, reports on all the details surrounding Virgin Galactic’s test flight from the field at Spaceport America near Truth and Consequences, New Mexico.    

    GUESTS: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kristin Fisher, Rachel Crane

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    • 56 min
    July 4, 2021 |On GPS: A Fourth of July Special; Fareed looks at the state of America on its 245th birthday, from politics, democracy, and economics, to race relations and culture.

    July 4, 2021 |On GPS: A Fourth of July Special; Fareed looks at the state of America on its 245th birthday, from politics, democracy, and economics, to race relations and culture.

    As the United States celebrates the fourth of July, Fareed brings on an array of experts to examine the state of the country right now. To discuss how history will view this moment in American political life Fareed hosts a panel discussion with two Pulitzer-prize winning historians, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham. Then, after a turbulent year for race relations in America, Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer-prize winning historian and Harvard professor, tells Fareed about the successes and shortcomings of the movement for racial justice in America. Plus, what’s next for the American economy after a period of intense changes? Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, explains why, economically, America is the come-back nation of the past decade. And lastly, from social media to streaming services, Pulitzer-prize winning historian and Harvard professor, Louis Menand, looks at the boom of cultural products that are being made and consumed in America today. 

    GUESTS: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Annette Gordon-Reed, Ruchir Sharma, Louis Menand

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    • 39 min
    June 27, 2021 |On GPS: As China celebrates a century of communism, Fareed talks to an expert panel about what’s next for China. Plus, Malcolm Gladwell is back with a revisionist history perspective on everything from autonomous cars to the Little Merm

    June 27, 2021 |On GPS: As China celebrates a century of communism, Fareed talks to an expert panel about what’s next for China. Plus, Malcolm Gladwell is back with a revisionist history perspective on everything from autonomous cars to the Little Merm

    On Thursday, the Chinese Communist Party will celebrate its 100-year anniversary and Beijing is commemorating with festivities all over the country. Fareed hosts Elizabeth Economy, senior fellow for China studies at the Council for Foreign Relations, Rana Mitter, professor of modern China at Oxford, and Jiayang Fan, a staff writer for The New Yorker, to discuss how the Chinese Communist Party survived a tumultuous century and what the future looks like for China as its economic power grows and expands all over the world. Then, Fareed and Malcolm Gladwell talk about what’s on the best-selling author and podcaster’s mind: self-driving cars, war games, college rankings, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Finally, Fareed looks at a worrying global trend: governments cracking down on free speech in online spaces.   

    GUESTS: Rana Mitter, Elizabeth Economy, Jiayang Fang, Malcolm Gladwell

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    • 38 min
    June 20, 2021 |On GPS: What did the first Biden-Putin summit look like to Russians?; What should we know about Iran’s new president: Ebrahim Raisi?; And an exclusive interview with a Taliban spokesman about Afghanistan after the U.S. leaves.

    June 20, 2021 |On GPS: What did the first Biden-Putin summit look like to Russians?; What should we know about Iran’s new president: Ebrahim Raisi?; And an exclusive interview with a Taliban spokesman about Afghanistan after the U.S. leaves.

    President Biden and President Putin met for the first time this week in Geneva and Fareed asks Andrey Kortunov, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, about the state of U.S.-Russian relations and how cyberattacks are impacting the relationship. A low turnout election in Iran has secured a presidential win for hardliner Ebrahim Raisi. Robin Wright, contributing writer at The New Yorker, and Vali Nasr, Professor at Johns Hopkins University, explain who Raisi is and what his presidency will mean for Iran. Then, an exclusive interview with Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen about the future of Afghanistan after American and allied troops pull out of the country. Plus, anthropologist-turned-journalist Gillian Tett on her new book “Anthro-Vision,” where she lays out how important rituals and symbols are to human culture and why it’s good to embrace a bit of culture shock. Lastly, Fareed explains why a carbon tax can be the first big step in the fight against climate change.    

    GUESTS: Andrey Kortunov, Robin Wright, Vali Nasr, Suhail Shaheen, Gillian Tett

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    • 39 min

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