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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

    Special report: How far will Putin go?

    Special report: How far will Putin go?

    The US and its NATO allies are swiftly warning of retaliation and catastrophic consequences for Russia should President Putin follow through on pledges of nuclear warfare. Many are wondering just how far Putin will push it, as Ukraine continues to bust through Russian lines after weeks of a successful offensive in the east and now the south. The key city of Lyman in Donetsk is now back in the hands of Ukrainian forces. Correspondent Nic Payton Walsh was the first TV journalist to visit the city and he joins the show to discuss. 

    Also on today's show: US Senate Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of both the Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees; former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim; Scott Armstrong, author of Adrift: America in 100 Charts.
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    Feature interview: Scottish satirist Armando Iannucci

    Feature interview: Scottish satirist Armando Iannucci

    The UK has been swept up in a week of economic and political turmoil, with Prime Minister Liz Truss’s Conservative government coming under increasing pressure over its controversial tax cut plan. Financial markets are roiled, the British pound tanked, and the IMF issued a rare rebuke. Meanwhile in Italy, the electoral success of Giorgia Meloni marks a lurch to the far right that will see a party with roots in neo-fascism enter power for the first time since World War II. And in the US, the latest January 6 hearing had to be postponed due to the devastating arrival of Hurricane Ian. Political chaos often acts as inspiration for Armando Iannucci’s work. He’s beloved for his comedies, looking at the absurdity of politics in The Thick of It, Veep, and The Death of Stalin. His latest work, Avenue 5, is a sitcom about a tourist spaceship thrown off course. But as he explains to Christiane, his goal isn’t just to poke fun at those in power, but increasingly to try and shore up our fragile democratic norms.

    Also on today's show: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Jodi Kantor; comedian Hasan Minhaj.
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    Why hurricanes seem to be increasingly more powerful

    Why hurricanes seem to be increasingly more powerful

    One of the strongest storms ever to hit the US is causing catastrophic flooding and destruction across hundreds of miles. Speaking this morning, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the storm is “basically a 500-year flood event,” and the government confirms that Ian produced “one in a thousand-year rainfall” in some Florida locations. It embodies a trend in recent hurricanes, as warmer water – driven by climate change – fuels stronger, more destructive storms. UC Santa Barbara Professor of Environmental Politics Leah Stokes is a climate policy expert and joins the show to discuss. 

    Also on today's show: historian Nina Khrushcheva on what's behind Putin's annexation of Ukrainian territory; Katy Hessel, author of The Story of Art Without Men; Brennan Center for Justice Sr. Fellow Ted Johnson.
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    Special Report: Russians flee conscription

    Special Report: Russians flee conscription

    It's day 223 of Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine and the president is upping the ante. It’s believed he will move this week to annex the areas under Russian occupation, after claiming an overwhelming mandate in sham referendums there. Ukraine, Europe and the US reject the whole process and Kyiv says Putin will try to make residents there fight for the Russian military. Meanwhile inside Russia, people – mostly men – are voting with their feet: they continue to flee the country in droves, desperate to avoid Putin’s forced mobilization, as Melissa Bell reports. 

    Also on today's show: former US National Security Council Senior Director Fiona Hill; Jennifer Egan, author of The Candy House; AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.
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    Can Dems avoid a midterm 'shellacking?'

    Can Dems avoid a midterm 'shellacking?'

    It’s just six weeks until the midterm elections, which often sees the party in power get a “shellacking,” as President Obama once put it. Democrats are bracing for a result that could cost them all or part of Congress and reduce President Biden’s power. The Senate's longest-tenured member, Democrat Patrick Leahy is set to retire after 48 years in Congress. He joins the show from Capitol Hill. 

    Also on today's show: Raffaele Trombetta, Italian Ambassador to the UK; Luke Mogelson, author of The Storm Is Here: An American Crucible.
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    • 55 min
    Assessing the ongoing Iranian protests

    Assessing the ongoing Iranian protests

    For ten straight days protests have engulfed many parts of Iran, the most widespread since the Green Revolution of 2009. State media and human rights groups say dozens have been killed in the violence so far. Despite internet restrictions and the harsh reaction of security forces, the protests show no sign of abating. In fact, they’re spreading – demonstrations took place outside Iranian embassies in London and Paris over the weekend. To discuss, Christiane speaks with Marjane Satrapi, the French-Iranian author best known for her illustrated memoir Persepolis, about growing up in Iran during the revolution. 

    Also on today's show: Chile's new President Gabriel Boric; Joshua Prager, author of The Family Roe: An American Story.
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