Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS

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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. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

Episodes

France goes to the polls, New election in England?, Turkish president given new powers by the people  

France goes to the polls, New election in England?, Turkish president given new powers by the people

Turkey's referendum panel, North Korean activity,  America's use of MOAB in Afghanistan  

Turkey's referendum panel, North Korean activity, America's use of MOAB in Afghanistan

Increased Tensions with Iran Over Syria, Petraeus on the Strike Against Syria, The China Summit, The U.S. Strike Against Syria: What's Next?  

Fareed's Take on Trump's Syria Strike Petraeus on the Strike Against Syria The U.S. Strike Against Syria: What's Next? Increased Tensions with Iran Over Syria What in the World: The Power of Pictures The China Summit

Fareed's Take: Trump Can Still Fix Healthcare. GE's CEO Talks U.S. Economy, Fight Against ISIS In Syria Rages  

Fareed's Take: Trump Can Still Fix Healthcare. GE's CEO Talks U.S. Economy, Fight Against ISIS In Syria Rages

Power of Putin - CNN Special Report: The Most Powerful Man in the World  

Power of Vladimir Putin - CNN Special Report: The Most Powerful Man in the World In my latest documentary, we describe Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most powerful man in the world. But why? After all, the United States -- and China, for that matter -- are more powerful countries than Russia. The power of a head of state is determined both by the country's strength and the capacity he or she has to exercise that power, unilaterally, unconstrained by other institutions, parties and political forces. And combining those two metrics, it's easy to see why Vladimir Putin rises to the top of list. Putin has created what he calls a "vertical of power," something unlike any we see in other great nations. As the Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov -- himself a harsh critic of Putin -- has noted, the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man. When the czar died, you knew the structure that would endure and the process by which his successor, his son, would be elevated. When the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party died, the Standing Committee and the Politburo would select his successor. But when Putin dies -- I almost wrote if -- what will happen? No one knows. To understand Putin, you have to understand Russia. The last hundred years for that country have seen the fall of the monarchy, the collapse of democracy, the great depression, World War II with its tens of millions of Russians dead, Stalin's totalitarian brutalities, the collapse of communism, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and Boris Yeltsin's years of chaos and corruption. Then comes Vladimir Putin, who ushers in stability and, in popular perception, rising standards of living and increasing prominence and respect in the world. That respect is important. Russians have immense national pride. Russia is the largest country on the planet -- 48 times larger than Germany and encompassing 11 time zones that straddle Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Russia is also a rich country, containing some of the largest deposits of raw materials, from oil and natural gas to nickel and aluminum. Culturally, it has often thought of itself as the third Rome, preserving Christianity even as Rome and Byzantium fell to the Barbarians. Putin understands Russia. But he also understands the world. He is not foolish enough to make a frontal assault on America or Europe. Instead, he knows how to use power asymmetrically, with cyber tools and disinformation. He also understands the vulnerabilities of free societies -- their internal divisions and discord, and their gaping openness. He understands the fragility of institutions like the European Union and ideas like integration and diversity. In other words, Vladimir Putin understands us very well. But all that begs an important question: Do we -- and does Donald Trump -- really understand him?

Ms. Merkel Went to Washington, The White House and The World, Transfer of Power from America to China?, Is Anti-Semitism on the Rise in America?  

Ms. Merkel Went to Washington, The White House and The World, Transfer of Power from America to China?, Is Anti-Semitism on the Rise in America?

Fareed's Take: Trump Admin. Fighting Last War, The Kremlin's Side of the Story, Understanding Vladimir Putin  

Fareed's Take: Trump Admin. Fighting Last War, The Kremlin's Side of the Story, Understanding Vladimir Putin

The American Dream - In Canada?, What Do Tech Companies Know About You?,  Trump's Immigration Policy  

Trump Accuses Obama of Wiretapping, Controversy Over Trump Ties With Russia, Trump's Immigration Policy, The American Dream ... In Canada?, What Do Tech Companies Know About You?

China's War on Pollution, Who Speaks for the Trump Administration?, Will Trump Make America Richer or Poorer?, 70 Years Without a World War  

China's War on Pollution, Who Speaks for the Trump Administration?, Will Trump Make America Richer or Poorer?, 70 Years Without a World War

Global Affairs Under President Trump, What is Russia's Take on the Flynn Situation?, What in the World: The Iran Deal, Caroline Kennedy former U.S. ambassador to Japan  

Global Affairs Under President Trump, What is Russia's Take on the Flynn Situation?, What in the World: The Iran Deal, Caroline Kennedy former U.S. ambassador to Japan

What is Steve Bannon Reading?, What is Philosophy of Donald Trump's Administration?, North Korea Fires First Missile of Trump Era  

What is Philosophy of Donald Trump's Administration?, North Korea Fires First Missile of Trump Era, Trump Foreign Policy Meets Reality, What Happens to Trump's Travel Ban Now?, Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem?, What is Steve Bannon Reading?

Trump's Travel Ban: Is it Legal?, 9th Circuit Court Judge Denies Emergency Appeal, What is Steve Bannon's Role in The White House?  

Trump's Travel Ban: Is it Legal?, 9th Circuit Court Judge Denies Emergency Appeal, What is Steve Bannon's Role in The White House?, Madeleine Albright Talks to Fareed, Anti-Semitism on the Rise?, Why is Russia Interested in the Arctic?

Anti-Semitism in America, Fareed's Take on Trump's Travel Ban, ACLU vs. President Donald Trump  

Fareed's Take on Trump's Travel Ban, ACLU vs. President Donald Trump, Trump Defends Controversial Immigrant Ban, Will Trump Dismantle World FDR Built?, Trump Defends Controversial Immigrant Ban, Anti-Semitism in America, Trump's First Week: Immigration Ban,

Navigating an "America First" World, "American Carnage": Pessimistic Inaugural Address, Examining the Trumpist Philosophy  

Navigating an "America First" World, "American Carnage": Pessimistic Inaugural Address, What Does an "America First" World Look Like?, Trump's Inauguration Compared to Obama's, Separating Fact from Fiction at 1600 Penn Ave, "American Affairs": Examining the Trumpist Philosophy, Examining the Trumpist Philosophy, U.S. Relations with Russia Under Trump, Is Trump Picking a Fight with China?,

Trump's World View and the World's Trump View, The Rise of Illiberal Democracy in the U.S.?, North Korea's Threat to America, A Trump Priority: Tear Up Trade Deals  

Trump's World View and the World's Trump View, The Rise of Illiberal Democracy in the U.S.?, North Korea's Threat to America, A Trump Priority: Tear Up Trade Deals

James Baker on Israeli Settlements, New Insight Into the Troubled Arab World, What Will 2017 Bring for the U.S. & World?  

Reagan Chief of Staff James Baker on Trump, James Baker on Israeli Settlements, New Insight Into the Troubled Arab World, What Will 2017 Bring for the U.S. & World?, Optimism vs. Pessimism for the New Year, Saving the Elephants

Voices from the Obama Years: A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special, Rahm Emanuel Red-Hot Issues Obama Faced on Day One, Obama Reflects on His Background and Race  

Voices from the Obama Years: A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special, Obama Reflects on His Background and Race, Obama's Behind "Famous Calm"?, The Affordable Care Act, Rahm Emanuel Red-Hot Issues Obama Faced on Day One, "Consoler-in-Chief" & Gun Control,

Hour 2 -  The Legacy of Barack Obama  

Fareed Zakaria Explores the 44th President's Tenure Zakaria asserts that President Barack Obama brought dramatic policy changes to the American landscape, and he argues that the ambitious Obama Presidency may be among the most consequential in history. In 'The Legacy of Barack Obama,'Zakaria tells the stories of some of the Presidents biggest policy bets both the brilliant successes and the heartbreaking failures. Through extraordinarily candid interviews with President Obama, as well as many of the key players who served his administration, 'The Legacy of Barack Obama' examines the historic election of Americas first African-American President, the impact of the gridlock that haunted his tenure, what he achieved in the face of unprecedented opposition, and the vexing problems he was unable to solve. Zakaria illustrates the behind-the-scenes concerns and strategy that yielded President Obamas comprehensive healthcare legislation a feat that had eluded seven previous presidents, his personal struggle with the racial strife that rocked his years in office, the rescue of the global economy, the historic deal with Iran to halt that nations march towards a nuclear weapon, the global climate change agreements, the appointment of two women to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Obamas moves on social issues such as marriage equality for gay Americans, equal pay legislation, criminal justice reform, and more. Now, President-elect Donald Trump, who campaigned to dismantle most of Obamas achievements, has declared that almost every major Obama initiative is under threat. And, among the crises that appear will remain unsolved as President Obama prepares to leave office are: the irony of the fact that polls show race relations are at their lowest point in a generation, common sense gun regulations, an unabated and brutal civil war in Syria, and the resulting massive migration that has helped usher in a wave of nativist populism across Europe and America. Interviewed for this special broadcast: David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama/Chief Strategist for Barack Obamas presidential campaigns 2007-2012, Believer, My Forty Years in Politics, 2015 Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, 2015 Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff, 2009-2010 Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary, 2009-2013 Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, 2009-present Van Jones, White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, 2009; president, Dream Corps; CNN Commentator John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, 2013-present; former U.S. Senator (D-MA), 1985-2013 Randall Kennedy, professor, Harvard Law School; The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency, 2012 President Barack Obama Gen. David Petraeus (ret.), Director of the CIA, 2011-2012; Commander of U.S. Central Command, 2008-2010

Hour 1 -  The Legacy of Barack Obama  

Fareed Zakaria Explores the 44th President's Tenure Zakaria asserts that President Barack Obama brought dramatic policy changes to the American landscape, and he argues that the ambitious Obama Presidency may be among the most consequential in history. In 'The Legacy of Barack Obama,'Zakaria tells the stories of some of the Presidents biggest policy bets both the brilliant successes and the heartbreaking failures. Through extraordinarily candid interviews with President Obama, as well as many of the key players who served his administration, 'The Legacy of Barack Obama' examines the historic election of Americas first African-American President, the impact of the gridlock that haunted his tenure, what he achieved in the face of unprecedented opposition, and the vexing problems he was unable to solve. Zakaria illustrates the behind-the-scenes concerns and strategy that yielded President Obamas comprehensive healthcare legislation a feat that had eluded seven previous presidents, his personal struggle with the racial strife that rocked his years in office, the rescue of the global economy, the historic deal with Iran to halt that nations march towards a nuclear weapon, the global climate change agreements, the appointment of two women to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Obamas moves on social issues such as marriage equality for gay Americans, equal pay legislation, criminal justice reform, and more. Now, President-elect Donald Trump, who campaigned to dismantle most of Obamas achievements, has declared that almost every major Obama initiative is under threat. And, among the crises that appear will remain unsolved as President Obama prepares to leave office are: the irony of the fact that polls show race relations are at their lowest point in a generation, common sense gun regulations, an unabated and brutal civil war in Syria, and the resulting massive migration that has helped usher in a wave of nativist populism across Europe and America. Interviewed for this special broadcast: David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama/Chief Strategist for Barack Obamas presidential campaigns 2007-2012, Believer, My Forty Years in Politics, 2015 Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, 2015 Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff, 2009-2010 Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary, 2009-2013 Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, 2009-present Van Jones, White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, 2009; president, Dream Corps; CNN Commentator John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, 2013-present; former U.S. Senator (D-MA), 1985-2013 Randall Kennedy, professor, Harvard Law School; The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency, 2012 President Barack Obama Gen. David Petraeus (ret.), Director of the CIA, 2011-2012; Commander of U.S. Central Command, 2008-2010

Concern Over Russia Ties in Trump's Inner Circle, Russia: Friend or Foe?, Can US Mayors Stand Up to Trump?  

Fareed's Take: Foreign Policy Under Trump, Concern Over Russia Ties in Trump's Inner Circle, Russia: Friend or Foe?, How Will Trump Approach Climate Change?, Can US Mayors Stand Up to Trump?

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