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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.

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.




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July 12, 2020 | On GPS: America's stunningly flawed Covid-19 response – the problem and the solutions. Also, is the two-state solution dead? If so, what’s the alternative.

Airdate July 12 2020:Where did America’s response to Covid-19 go so wrong? Pre-eminent physician Ezekiel Emanuel diagnoses the problem…then Harvard scholar Danielle Allen offers some solutions. And, China's new draconian law threatens Hong Kong's fundamental freedoms. Protest leader Nathan Law tells Fareed what will become of his movement. Then, if Trump's Middle East peace plan put the final nail in the coffin of the two-state solution, what is the alternative? Peter Beinart tells Fareed...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


On GPS: Trump fights the WHO. Beijing fights the Trump administration.

Airdate May 24 2020: Trump threatened U.S. withdrawal from the WHO this week, alleging the organization is aligned with China. Is he right? What would the WHO look like without the U.S.? WHO Assistant Director-General Stewart Simonson talks to Fareed. Also, China tightened its grip on Hong Kong and threatened "counter-measures" against America. What's behind Beijing's bold behavior? And just how bad IS China's relationship with the U.S.? Tom Friedman and Zanny Minton Beddoes answer these...


May 17, 2020 | On GPS: Rahm Emanuel on how to turn the Covid crisis into opportunity

Airdate May 17 2020: To reopen or not to reopen, that has been the question. But how do we reopen safely? How do we reopen and reform our economy? First up, former White House Chief of Staff and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the policies and the politics. Then, doctor and author Atul Gawande on what we can learn from hospitals about lifting lockdowns. And, Beijing's battle with Washington - are China and the U.S. headed for a Cold War? Richard Haass tells Fareed what the Covid crisis...


May 10, 2020 | The Post Covid-19 World - A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special with Tony Blair, Larry Summers, Eric Schmidt, Arianna Huffington, James Fallows and more!

Airdate May 10 2020: What will the lasting impact of the Covid crisis be on our politics and our economys? How will it affect the way we travel, the way we learn, the way we live? What's the future of tech, transportation and politics? In this GPS Special, Fareed delves deeply into these questions and more. Tony Blair, Larry Summers, Eric Schmidt, Janette Sadik-Khan, James Fallows, Michael Crow & Arianna Huffington tell Fareed what they see coming in a post Covid-19 world. GUESTS: Tony...


May 3, 2020 | On GPS: Trump advisor Peter Navarro on the Covid-19 crisis; the curious case of Sweden & Covid-19

Airdate May 3 2020: Fareed interviews Trump economic and trade adviser Peter Navarro on the blame game between China & the US over the spread of Covid-19. Then, the curious case of Sweden - the Scandinavian country has barely locked down but it's death rates are lower than you might imagine. Why? Sweden's Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell tells Fareed. Also, the rise of anti-Asian racism in the wake of Covid-19. GUESTS: Peter Navarro, Anders Tegnell, Jiayang Fan, Erica Lee


April 26, 2020 | On GPS: Bill Gates on overcoming the coronavirus crisis

Airdate April 26 2020: Bill Gates tells Fareed what we know now about the coronavirus, when we should expect a vaccine, and when the U.S. will be ready to reopen its economy. Then, where did this novel coronavirus come from? How did it make the leap to humans? Peter Daszak, one of the world's foremost virus hunters, tells Fareed the latest science. GUESTS: Bill Gates, Peter Daszak


April 19, 2020 | On GPS: The U.S.-China blame game; what we can learn from Austria as it starts to reopen; Madeleine Albright on leading in crises

Airdate April 19 2020: Is Donald Trump right to point the finger at China for the spread of Covid-19? Is Xi right to point back? Former diplomat Kishore Mahbubani and former Trump deputy National Security Adviser Nadia Schadlow debate China's role, its rise in the geopolitical order, and the need for global collaboration. Then, Austria is among the first nations reopening its economy. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz tells Fareed in an exclusive interview what the world can learn from...


April 12, 2020 | On GPS: When to reopen the economy? The experts weigh in. Also, a WHO official and former UK PM Gordon Brown.

Airdate April 12 2020: When will it be safe to re-open the economy? Fareed speaks to health experts and a Nobel Prize-winning economist. And, Pres. Trump's criticism's of the WHO, and his threat to defund it--are his attacks well-founded? WHO Spokesperson Margaret Harris responds. Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells Fareed about the global cooperation necessary to stem the crisis. GUESTS: Jennifer Nuzzo, Paul Romer, Mark McClellan, Dr. Margaret Harris, Gordon Brown


April 5, 2020 | On GPS: Covid-19 spurs economic crisis, gives way to a power grab in Hungary & forces globe's largest democracy into lockdown

Airdate April 5 2020: Covid-19 grips the global economy, will this lead to the next great recession? Or worse, a depression? Paul Krugman, Zanny Minton Beddoes and Ian Bremmer tell Fareed what to expect economically in coming months. Then, in Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban now rules by decree. Michael Ignatieff and Valerie Hopkins tell Fareed how the pandemic played a role in what may be the end of democracy in that country. And, the largest lockdown in history: how is India handling...


March 29, 2020 | On GPS: The coronavirus crisis-what can the U.S. learn from Singapore's flattened curve & when can America get back to work?

Airdate March 29 2020: In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells Fareed what the U.S. can learn from Singapore, the city-state that managed to flatten the curve. And, should the healthy and young in America get back to work? Will COVID create another Great Depression? A great debate on the best way to save lives and salvage the economy with Rana Foroohar, Dr. David Katz and Donald McNeil. GUESTS: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Rana Foroohar, Dr. David Katz, Donald...


March 15, 2020 | On GPS: Tony Blair, Larry Summers, Tom Frieden and Matteo Renzi - tackling all the angles on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Airdate March 15 2020: How lethal could the coronavirus be? Is the pandemic pushing the US and/or the world into a recession? Are the world's leaders handling the outbreak appropriately? What can different countries learn from each other? Fmr. CDC Director Tom Frieden, Fmr. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and Fmr. Prime Ministers Tony Blair of the UK and Matteo Renzi of Italy join Fareed to answer these questions and more. GUESTS: Tom Frieden, Larry Summers, Tony Blair, Matteo Renzi


March 8, 2020 | On GPS: Hillary Clinton on the Trump presidency so far, the 2020 Democratic race & the state of women around the world

Airdate March 8 2020: Hillary Clinton talks to Fareed about the Trump presidency (so far), compares the candidacies of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, and offers her take on the peace agreement with the Taliban. And, on International Women's Day, Secretary Clinton speaks about the status of women - in the United States and around the world. GUESTS: Hillary Clinton


March 1, 2020 | On GPS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on President Trump's deal with the Taliban for a U.S. pull-out

Airdate March 1 2020: On today's show: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tells Fareed that the U.S. deal with the Taliban indicates a transition "from war to peace." Then, what is Afghanistan's future after American withdrawal? Will Afghanistan be the next Vietnam? Peter Bergen and Andrew Bacevich discuss with Fareed. Also, as the U.S. records its first death from coronavirus and the global death toll nears 3,000, what precautions can you take to protect against the virus? Fareed talks to CNN's...


February 23, 2020 | On GPS: Trump's new intel chief; the possibility for peace in Afghanistan; the political minds of millennials.

Airdate February 23 2020: Will the U.S. reach a peace deal with the Taliban? And, Trump's new intel chief, Richard Grenell, is already shaking up the establishment. What does his appointment mean for the intelligence community? Fareed answers these questions and more with an all-star panel. Then, the new politics of America's millennials. What will the country look like under their leadership? Reporter Charlotte Alter tells Fareed what she's learned researching her new book "The Ones We've...