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The Global Public Square is where you can make sense of the world every day with insights and explanations from CNN's Fareed Zakaria, leading journalists at TIME and CNN, and other international thinkers. Join GPS editor Jason Miks and get informed about global issues, exposed to unique stories, and engaged with diverse and original perspectives.

The Global Public Square is where you can make sense of the world every day with insights and explanations from CNN's Fareed Zakaria, leading journalists at TIME and CNN, and other international thinkers. Join GPS editor Jason Miks and get informed about global issues, exposed to unique stories, and engaged with diverse and original perspectives.
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The Global Public Square is where you can make sense of the world every day with insights and explanations from CNN's Fareed Zakaria, leading journalists at TIME and CNN, and other international thinkers. Join GPS editor Jason Miks and get informed about global issues, exposed to unique stories, and engaged with diverse and original perspectives.




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December 8, 2019 | On GPS: NATO, Brexit, & the unrest in Iran

Airdate December 8 2019: NATO leaders gather in London. Is the alliance suffering from "brain death" as French Pres. Macron said? Will it survive the Trump Era? Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's Secretary General, tells Fareed that even the alliance's most critical members will remain committed. Then, the U.K. is preparing for another election. Will Boris Johnson remain Prime Minister? Can he deliver on his Brexit promises? Nigel Farage, the father of Brexit, joins Fareed to answer these questions...


December 1, 2019 | On GPS: Looking at the Trump impeachment inquiry through the lens of the past

Airdate December 1 2019: How will historians view the impeachment inquiry 20, 30 or 50 years down the line? What have America's two past impeachments taught us? Fareed is joined by an all-star panel of American historians to answer these questions and more. Then Asian students consistently outrank their American counterparts. Teru Clavel tells Fareed what the U.S. education system can learn from Asia. GUESTS: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rick Perlstein, David Rubenstein, Teru Clavel, Tim Harford...


November 24, 2019 | On GPS: The impeachment inquiry, Israel's indictment of PM Netanyahu and hate in America

Airdate November 24, 2019: An all-star panel joins Fareed to talk about impeachment, Israel's indictment of PM Netanyahu, Iran's protests and more. Also, Pres. Putin expressed happiness about what he was hearing from the impeachment inquiry. Why? Fareed talks to Andrey Kortunov, who runs a top think-tank in Moscow. And former Time editor Rick Stengel asks if America needs new laws regulating hate speech. GUESTS: Tom Friedman, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ian Bremmer, Andrey Kortunov, Richard...


November, 17 2019: On GPS: The OTHER nation at the center of the impeachment inquiry - all about Ukraine.

Airdate November 17 2019: The OTHER nation at the center of the impeachment inquiry - all about Ukraine. How did Obama policy towards the nation differ from Trump's? Fareed talks to Amb. Philip Gordon, who oversaw Ukraine policy in the Obama administration. Also, we've heard Washington's side of the Ukraine story over and over. On GPS, you'll hear from Kyiv. What does Ukraine make of their President's response to Trump's pressure? Fareed finds out from two former members of Ukraine's...


November, 10 2019: On GPS: The "brain death" of NATO, the U.S.-China trade war & the 2020 election

Airdate November 10 2019: Are we witnessing the "brain death" of NATO? Will the U.S. and China seal a trade deal? Will President Trump be impeached? Rana Foroohar, Richard Haass and Niall Ferguson join Fareed to answer these questions and more. Also, who will cast the deciding votes in the 2020 Presidential election? You'll be surprised by the answer from the NY Times' Nate Cohn. Then, 30 years ago today the Berlin Wall began to crumble. Constanze Stelzenmüller of Brookings tells Fareed how...


November, 3 2019: On GPS: Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) on the Baghdadi raid & the future of terrorism

Air-date November 3 2019: What does the death if ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi mean for the future of terrorism? And for the endless wars in the Middle East? Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) joins Fareed to answer these questions and more. Then, the House formalizes its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This all started with a whistle-blower. Fareed explores the fascinating history of whistle-blowers in America's tradition with authors Allison Stanger and Tom...


October, 20 2019: On GPS: Former Sec. Def. Ash Carter on Pres. Trump's Syria decision & the potential resurgence of ISIS

Air-date October 20, 2019: President Trump's Syria decision-will it result in the resurgence of ISIS? Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter joins Fareed to discuss. Then, the Trump administration is in the spotlight for its quid pro quo approach to foreign policy - Fareed talks to two former top national security officials to get their takes. And, across the pond, Parliament punts once again on Brexit. GUESTS: Ash Carter, Stephen Hadley, Meghan O'Sullivan, Zanny Minton Beddoes via Knit


October, 13 2019: On GPS: Susan Rice on Syria & Ukraine. Trump's China whisperer Stephen Schwarzman on the trade war.

Airdate October 13, 2019: Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice tells Fareed about the Trump administration's "dysfunctional" and "dangerous" approach to U.S. foreign policy. From the Trump's Syria decision to his phone call with Ukraine's president, Rice says to the world it seems "we have no idea what we're doing." Then, billionaire businessman Stephen Schwarzman - sometimes called Trump's China whisperer - on the trade war. Also, how to glue back together a very divided America?...


On GPS: An exclusive interview with former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

Fareed's exclusive interview with two former Secretaries of State. Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell offer their thoughts on the impeachment inquiry and Washington's whistleblower. And, Anne Applebaum tells Fareed about the latest developments on Ukraine's side of the whistleblower story. Also, Singapore's PM Lee Hsien Loong on between caught in the middle of the US-China trade war. GUESTS: Madeleine Albright, Gen. Colin Powell, Anne Applebaum, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong via Knit


September 29, 2019: David Cameron on Brexit, the impeachment inquiry and Ukraine.

In an exclusive interview, former British Prime Minister David Cameron talks about Brexit (which began under his watch), the US House's impeachment inquiry and Ukraine's role in it. Then Anne Applebaum with more on Ukraine, Dina Esfandiary on Iran and Tom Friedman on Israel. GUESTS: David Cameron, Anne Applebaum, Dina Esfandiary, Tom Friedman via Knit


Fareed's Take; CNN: Trump pressed Ukraine's president to investigate Biden's son; Netanyahu faces uncertain future after indecisive election; Is the world ready to get serious on the climate crisis?; Strangers: To trust or not to trust?

Iranian FM on Saudi Aramco attack: "We didn't do it"; Iran rules out talks with U.S. unless sanctions are lifted; After Saudi oil attack, Trump orders sanctions & troops to region; Warren surges in Democratic polls; U.N. Chief: The world is "Waking up" to the climate crisis; On Climate Change: America vs The World?; Guterres: Public opinion is putting more and more pressure on the U.S. to contribute positively to climate action; Malcolm Gladwell is the best-selling author of "The Tipping...


Sept. 15, 2019: Tony Blair on Brexit and partisan politics; Condoleezza Rice on the NEW new world order and racism in America

Former Prime Minister of the U.K. Tony Blair tells Fareed how populism has changed politics around the world. Then, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Trump's foreign policy, the NEW new world order and the state of race relations in America. Guests: Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice. via Knit


On GPS: Britain's Brexit Bedlam & Israel's shadow war with Iran

What's next for Brexit? And, for Britain? Fareed speaks to an all-star panel about Britain's battle over Brexit politics. Then the NY Times' Ronen Bergman tells Fareed why Israel's shadow war with Iran has come out into the open. And, former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis weighs in on the greatest national security threats the country faces. GUESTS: Zanny Minton Beddoes, David Miliband, George Osborne, Ronen Bergman, Gen. James Mattis (Ret.) via Knit


World Leaders Gather At G7 Summit; Asia In The Trump ERA Is The East Stronger Or Weaker?; Cuisine To Combat Climate Change

Iran's Zarif Arrives at G7, Will Not Meet With US Delegation; Trump Threatens To Escalate Trade War With China; How Carnivores Contribute To The Climate Crisis Turning Back The Clock On Time Zones; via Knit


August, 18 2019: Is the world ready for a recession? Fareed has an all-star panel to discuss.

It's been 10 years since the last global financial crisis. Is the next one around the corner? Is the world prepared to handle it? Fareed delves into the possibilities with Rana Foroohar, Richard Haass, and Ed Luce. And, the climate crisis has been dealt by the rich, and felt by the poor. Mary Robinson tells Fareed how this wrong can be righted. Also, Tara Westover (author of the best-seller "Educated") on her journey from no formal schooling to a PhD from Cambridge. GUESTS: Rana Foroohar,...


August 11, 2019: America's battles at home & abroad - extremist terror attacks & the escalating trade war with China

Should the U.S. treat the threat of white nationalist terror attacks the same way it treats foreign ones? What are the roots of the white nationalist movement in America? Fareed speaks to former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and University of Chicago historian to answer these pressing questions in the wake of two deadly shootings. Then, the U.S. escalates it's tit-for-tat with China on trade. Is either side "winning"? Fareed talks to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers....


July 28, 2019: Boris takes 10 Downing Street and promises to Brexit soon. What will it mean for the UK, Europe & the world?

As Boris Johnson becomes British Prime Minister and promises to leave the EU - even if it means crashing out - in less than 100 days, what would it mean for the UK, Europe & the world? Then, Trump says he could wipe Afghanistan off the face of the earth. The Afghan government called the remark "unacceptable". Fareed talks to Afghanistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Also, how did we get from the Opium Wars of the 1800's to Hong Kong shaken by protests today? Fareed will explain. Guests: Zanny...


July 21, 2019: Iran's Foreign Minister on tensions in the Persian Gulf. Does Iran think Trump wants war?

Iran's Foreign Minister on high tensions in the Persian Gulf. Does Donald Trump want war? And, can the world agree on rules of the road for cyber warfare? Former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke on why nations need to come together...now. Then, in an exclusive interview, Fareed speaks with Greece's newly-elected Prime Minister about how he beat his nation's populist incumbents. What lessons might that victory have for America's Presidential contenders? Guests: Mohammad Javad Zarif,...


July 14, 2019: Iran's push back against the West & the future of U.S. - U.K. relations

Former U.S. Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, tells Fareed about the fate of the nuclear deal amid rising tensions between Iran and the West. And, Washington's special relationship with Westminster, how will it survive the current strain? The U.K.'s former Foreign Secretary tells Fareed what's next for the two nations. Guests: Ernest Moniz, David Miliband, Tom Friedman, Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju via Knit


July 7, 2019: How to Lead: A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special

Fareed Zakaria hosts a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS that explores what qualities and experiences make the best leaders. Interviews include leaders in government, business, the U.S. Military, and a Pulitzer prize-winning historian. Guests: Bill Gates, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rep. John Lewis, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. via Knit