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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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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...


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


June 30, 2019: President Trump's friendly meeting at the DMZ and raging rhetoric with Iran

President Trump meets Kim Jong Un at the DMZ. Fareed and his panel discuss the significance of the meeting that followed this weekend's G20 summit. Plus, Iran's Ambassador to the UN sits down with Fareed to discuss the contentious relationship between the U.S. and Iran. Guests: Majid Takht Ravanchi, Ian Bremmer, Tom Friedman, Samantha Vinograd, Jared Taylor via Knit


June 23, 2019: The U.S. and Iran on the brink-how they got there, and what's next

A war between the U.S. and Iran-what would it look like? Fareed plays out the scenarios with Ilan Goldenberg. Then, Peter Beinart and Reuel Marc Gerecht tell Fareed how these two nations reached their tipping point. Guests: Ilan Goldenberg, Peter Beinart, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Rana Mitter, Rory Stewart via Knit


June 16, 2019: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on impeachment, immigration & Iran

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks about Donald Trump, the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, and how she would advise the 2020 Democratic candidates. Also, as Hong Kong fights back against Beijing's encroachment, Denise Ho - a protest leader - tells Fareed why taking a stand against China is crucial. GUESTS: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Denise Ho, Anna Fifield 06/16/19 via Knit


June 9, 2019: Trump makes a deal with Mexico. Who won? Who lost?

Inside the Trump administration's deal with Mexico - will it solve the troubles at the border? Fareed and a panel discuss. And, can Kushner's plan deliver peace in the Middle East? Or is it dead on arrival? Guests: Shannon O'Neil, Jorge Castañeda, Dan Senor, Hanan Ashrawi, Dina Esfandiary, Nigel Hamilton via Knit


June 2, 2019: As Trump gets ready to go to the UK & Europe, what's the state of play there politically?

President Trump arrives in the London Monday for a visit to the UK then Europe. It's a tumultuous time politically across the road - where do thing stand? And, Tiananmen Square 30 years after Beijing's brutal crackdown: how much has China changed? How much has stayed the same? Guests: Anne Applebaum, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Beppe Servignini, Jiayang Fan, Nicholas Kristof, Jamie Metzl via Knit


May 26, 2019: Pres. Trump visits Japan as the US and China dig in to the trade war; will the spat between Iran and the US escalate to violence?

Fareed discusses the future of US-Asia relations as Trump meets with Abe, the US-China trade war shows no sign of slowing and fears return about Kim Jong Un's nuclear intentions. Admiral William McRaven (Ret.) joins Fareed and offers his take on whether the trouble between Iran and the U.S. will escalate to hostilities. Guests: Anna Fifield, Evan Medeiros, Parag Khanna, Admiral William McRaven (Ret.), Ellen Barry, David Brooks via Knit


May 19, 2019: Mounting tensions between the US and Iran; is the US-China trade war the beginning of a new Cold War?

The growing tensions between the US and Iran - will they lead to hostilities? Then, the trade war between the US and China; is it the start of a new Cold War between the two powerful nations? Guests: Jim Sciutto, Robin Wright, Rana Foroohar, Kevin Rudd, Michael Pillsbury, Adam Gopnik. via Knit