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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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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


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


Trump gets tougher with Iran and China; Facebook co-founder says it needs to be split

On GPS: Facebook's co-founder tells Fareed it's time to check the company's unprecedented power. The U.S. is tightening it's grip on Iran--Richard Haass, William Burns and Paula Dobriansky discuss the line between diplomacy and coercion. And, the next financial crisis--when will it hit? via Knit


Violence and volatility in Venezuela & the return of ISIS's leader

On GPS: Carlos Vecchio speaks to Fareed about the next steps for Juan Guaido's opposition movement in Venezuela. Then, the resurgence of ISIS. Jessica Stern and Farah Pandith discuss ISIS's latest video showing their leader for the first time in five years. GUESTS: Carlos Vecchio, Farah Pandith, Jessica Stern, Meghan O'Sullivan, Robert Caro 5/5/2019 via Knit


April 28, 2019: What we learned about ISIS after the Sri Lanka Attacks; plus the Financial Crisis, 10 years later

NYPD Counterterrorism Chief John Miller tells Fareed what it means that ISIS claims credit for the Sri Lanka attacks, despite no longer controlling any territory in Syria or Iraq. Then, Fareed sits down with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and former Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner, for an exclusive look back on the financial crisis, a decade later. Guests: John Miller, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Jared Cohen. via Knit


April 21, 2019: Terrorists attack Sri Lanka & Moscow responds to the Mueller Report

Peter Bergen updates Fareed on the gruesome Easter Sunday attacks churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Then, Susan Glasser and Andrey Kortunov discuss Moscow's reaction to the Mueller Report. Guests: Robert Bennett, Larry Tribe, Susan Glasser, Andrey Kortunov, Bill McKibben, Joseph Stiglitz. via Knit


April 14, 2019: Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World 10th anniversary summit

Only on GPS: Hillary Clinton joins Fareed at the Women in the World 10th anniversary summit to discuss the 2020 presidential field, Trump foreign policy, and the differences between women and men. via Knit


April 7, 2019: Inspecting Immigration & NATO at 70

How much immigration is enough? Fareed and David Frum both offer their takes. On NATO's 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg looks at the future of the alliance in a changing world. And what would be a world run by women by like? Tina Brown joins Fareed. Guests: David Frum, Jens Stoltenberg, Tina Brown, Michael Lewis. via Knit


March 31, 2019: Standoff in Venezuela & the Mueller Report from Moscow

Pres. Trump tells Russia to "get out" of Venezuela. Could the crisis escalate? Then, what does Moscow make of the Mueller Report? via Knit


March 17, 2019: Mosque attack in New Zealand and fallout from latest Brexit vote

On GPS, Fareed is joined by an all-star panel to discuss the terror attack in New Zealand and the fallout from this week's votes in British parliament on Brexit. Also, Ukraine's upcoming election is already the victim of meddling - what can the US learn? Finally, actor Dev Patel on his new film "Hotel Mumbai" about that city's devastating 2008 terror attack. via Knit