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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.

    Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) on the wars in Gaza and Ukraine

    Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) on the wars in Gaza and Ukraine

    Today on the show, General David Petraeus who commanded US and coalition forces in Iraq joins Fareed to discuss what America’s counterinsurgency strategy there can teach Israel in its war in Gaza. Plus, Russia’s new offensive near Kharkiv and what it means for Ukraine’s defenses. 
    Next, Raghuram Rajan, former chief of India’s central bank, sits down with Fareed to discuss India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic record and what India would need to do to become an economic powerhouse like China.  
    Finally, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof shares some harrowing and exciting reporting stories from his new memoir, “Chasing Hope: A Reporter’s Life.” They also discuss covering China from 1989 to today, and the bipartisan view in Washington that China is a great threat. 
    GUESTS: Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.), Raghuram Rajan (@RaghuramGRajan), Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) 
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    Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni on Israel’s view of the war in Gaza

    Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni on Israel’s view of the war in Gaza

    Today on the show, former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni joins to discuss the way that the war in Gaza is being received in Israel, and the prospects for a ceasefire. 
    Then, former Palestinian Authority foreign minister Nasser al-Kidwa discusses the state of the Israel-Hamas war, and who should govern Gaza after it ends.
    Next, Susan Shirk, founding chair of the 21st Century China Foundation, joins the show to discuss Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Europe and China’s foreign policy strategy. 
    Finally, historian and author Robert Kagan comes on the show to discuss his new book, in which he argues that Trump’s brand of anti-liberalism has strong historical roots. 
    GUESTS: Tzipi Livni (@Tzipi_Livni), Nasser al-Kidwa, Susan Shirk (@SusanShirk1), Robert Kagan 
     
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    Arrests on College Campuses as Protests Reach a Breaking Point

    Arrests on College Campuses as Protests Reach a Breaking Point

    Description: Today on the show, in the wake of the continuing Gaza war protests on campuses, Fareed is joined by Bernard Avishai and Ezzedine Fishere, who co-teach a class at Dartmouth College on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They discuss how universities can foster productive debates, and whether there is a path to lasting peace after the war. 
    Next, Admiral James Stavridis (ret.) tells Fareed about how AI will continue to transform the battlefield in the years to come. 
    Then, Former Chief of Disguise at the CIA, Jonna Mendez, describes her fascinating career as a spy and what it was like to be a woman at the agency. 
    GUESTS: Bernard Avishai (@bavishai), Ezzedine Fishere (@FishereEzzedine), James Stavridis (@stavridisj), Jonna Mendez
     
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    Campus protests and the debate on the limits of free speech; Former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren on Israel’s looming ground operation in Rafah; Former Trump aide Matt Pottinger on US-China relations; The American guns fueling a cycle of v

    Campus protests and the debate on the limits of free speech; Former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren on Israel’s looming ground operation in Rafah; Former Trump aide Matt Pottinger on US-China relations; The American guns fueling a cycle of v

    Today on the show, as college campuses are embroiled in protests against Israel’s war in Gaza, Fareed hosts a spirited debate with New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and Columbia University professor Bruce Robbins. They discuss the limits of free speech and the US’s role in the war. 
    Then, former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren joins the show to talk to Fareed about the looming ground operation in Rafah, and what Israel’s war with Hamas will look like in the long term. 
    Next, Matt Pottinger, former deputy national security adviser under President Trump, tells Fareed why he thinks the Biden administration ought to adopt a more confrontational approach to relations with China. 
    Finally, Fareed talks to Ieva Jusionyte, author of “Exit Wounds,” about the American guns that are crossing into Mexico and their role in perpetuating the cycle of violence on the southern border. 
    GUESTS: Bruce Robbins (@BruceRobbins6), Bret Stephens, Michael Oren (@DrMichaelOren), Matt Pottinger, Ieva Jusionyte (@ievaju) 
     
     
     
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    The US aid bill and implications for Ukraine; Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs on the war in Gaza; Michael Douglas on his new show “Franklin”; Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on Nippon Steel’s bid to buy US Steel

    The US aid bill and implications for Ukraine; Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs on the war in Gaza; Michael Douglas on his new show “Franklin”; Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on Nippon Steel’s bid to buy US Steel

    Today on the show, Fareed is joined by the head of Ukraine’s Office of the President Andriy Yermak to discuss the US aid bill that passed the House this weekend and its impact, as Ukraine braces for a new Russian offensive.  
    Then, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi talks to Fareed about the tit-for-tat strikes between Israel and Iran, and why he thinks the focus must remain on Israel’s policies in Gaza. 
    Next, Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas joins the show to tell Fareed about playing Benjamin Franklin in his new show “Franklin” on Apple TV+. 
    Finally, US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel discusses the Biden Administration’s opposition to Nippon Steel’s bid to buy US Steel.
    GUESTS: Andriy Yermak (@AndriyYermak), Ayman Safadi (@AymanHsafadi), Michael Douglas, Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) 
     
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    Iran’s attack on Israel and the potential for further escalation in the Middle East; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on her recent trip to Beijing; Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on US-Japan cooperation in the region

    Iran’s attack on Israel and the potential for further escalation in the Middle East; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on her recent trip to Beijing; Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on US-Japan cooperation in the region

    Today on the show, CNN’s chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward joins from Tel Aviv to break down the calculations taking place within Netanyahu’s government about how and if to respond. 
    Then, Fareed speaks with The New York Times’ David Sanger and Vali Nasr, former senior adviser at the US Department of State, about the potential for further escalation following Iran’s attack. They also talk about what this most recent development means for the Biden administration’s influence on Israel’s policy in Gaza. 
    Then, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen tells Fareed about her recent trip to China, where she emphasized that while the US is not seeking to decouple from Beijing, they are also pressuring China to roll back what she calls “unfair” trade policy. 
    Finally, US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel joins to discuss Prime Minister Kishida’s state visit to Washington, and Japan’s increasingly crucial position in the region. 
    GUESTS: Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward), David Sanger (@SangerNYT), Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr), Janet Yellen (@SecYellen), Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel)
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Jeff from boulder ,

The distinction between subconscious and the unconscious and Mr. Cameron

Hi Fareed, Perhaps another question you are asking is, what is my interest in JC or Billy Joel or dreams? As you are clearly an “ extroverted thinking” Person. This would be your “dominant function” , so it stands to reason that you would be attracted to folks that represent ( or present) something slightly different. In this case artists. Jung once observed, “ The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. they can never be solved but only outgrown”. Those of us in the Jungian community, whether Analyst or Analysands understand this axiom. The unconscious, as Jung observed is, “ really unconscious “. All the “ thinking “ in the world will not entirely solve our problems or dilemmas. But we ( postmodern folks) continue to throw all our resources at more “ thinking”, degrees credentials and mental/ computer processing . But JC, BJ stand out precisely because they combine ego consciousness with the unconscious ( S)elf. What Edward F. Edinger called the “ Ego/Self axis “. Hard to explain but we see or hear it in JC movies or BJ music. Their combining of “ extroverted thinking” with “ introverted intuition “ or “ feeling”. Fareed, you are a formidable mind. And i like your curiosity regarding the “ heart” or “ the unconscious “. i think you would find depth psychology ( check out Jerry R. Wright’s writings) much to your liking. The “subconscious” is an early term Freud used. And Freud can be credited with with its wide use in Western Culture. But Freud felt that dreams were largely rubbish or residue from our waking life. He had a very reductive view of dreams and fantasies. These dreams and fantasies were largely filled with meaningless, hidden childhood wishes and desires. But being the highly “ extrovert thinker” that Freud was he largely ruled out-the possibility of a sacred, imaginative or healing element. Have fun Fareed, with your “ Art”, whatever that is. Take care Fareed. Three Essential Principles of Depth Psychology I. It's not about what it’s about. II. What you see is a compensation for what you don't see. III. All is metaphor. James Hollis

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Christine Gunselman ,

Love this

Great podcast - Love the guests and the reporting, and frankly, I like his take on things. Very centric.

JMJWD ,

You lost this listener with the absurdity (to me) of the Ronna argument.

Fareed was the last CNNer I listened too.

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