Fareed Zakaria GPS


  • 40 minutes 41 seconds
    The latest ceasefire proposal in the war in Gaza and why Hamas won’t accept it; What the West plans to do with $300 billion in frozen Russian assets; Bill Gates on his new nuclear reactor; How AI will revolutionize education

    Today on the show, the UN Security Council approves the Biden-backed ceasefire proposal for the Israel-Hamas war. Sanam Vakil, director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, explains why Hamas isn’t accepting the plan. 


    Next, the Financial Times’ Gillian Tett talks about the controversial move by Western nations this week to offer a $50 billion loan to Ukraine on the back of roughly $300 billion in frozen Russian assets.


    Then, Bill Gates broke ground this week on a new nuclear reactor in Wyoming. He joins the show to tell Fareed why he thinks that more investment in nuclear energy is crucial to combatting climate change. 


    After that, Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, discusses the positive role that AI can play in education. 


    Finally, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has a controversial new plan to deal with immigration. He wants to send asylum seekers all the way to Rwanda. Fareed lays out the deal that the UK government has signed with the East African nation, and how the plan is playing out in the upcoming election. 


    GUESTS: Sanam Vakil (@SanamVakil), Gillian Tett (@gilliantett), Bill Gates (@BillGates), Sal Khan (@salkhanacademy) 

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    17 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 40 minutes 59 seconds
    Richard Haass on the latest ceasefire proposal and the prospects for peace in the Middle East

    Richard Haass, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, joins to break down the newest ceasefire proposal in the Israel-Hamas war, and what will be necessary for lasting peace in Gaza. 

    Next, the New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer discusses the Biden Administration’s new border policy, its potential political effects, and how the new asylum cap fits into the American immigration system more broadly. 

    Then, Denise Dresser, professor at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, tells Fareed about the recent election results in Mexico and explains why she thinks Claudia Sheinbaum’s victory is actually a win for autocracy. 

    Finally, Fareed is joined by investor and author Ruchir Sharma to discuss his new book, “What Went Wrong with Capitalism”. 

    GUESTS: Richard Haass (@RichardHaass), Jonathan Blitzer (@JonathanBlitzer), Denise Dresser (@DeniseDresserG), Ruchir Sharma 

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    10 June 2024, 8:30 am
  • 48 minutes 32 seconds
    ‘Why Iran Hates America’

    Following the death of Iran’s President Raisi in a helicopter crash, and amidst ongoing tensions in the Middle East, Fareed Zakaria examines Iran's decades-old animosity towards America, tracing it back to the 1979 embassy hostage crisis and U.S. support for Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran.

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    3 June 2024, 8:30 am
  • 41 minutes 31 seconds
    Human rights trailblazer Aryeh Neier on Israel’s genocide accusation, Bill Maher on the left and right in America, Doris Kearns Goodwin revisits the 1960s

    The ICC requests arrest warrants for Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister. Fareed speaks to Aryeh Neier, a founder of Human Rights Watch and a Jewish American who fled Nazi Germany in 1939, who has studied the situation closely and come to some tough conclusions. Next, Bill Maher talks to Fareed about the state of democracy, the left and right, and whether men have lost the ability to communicate with women. Lessons in leadership for President Biden from the master storyteller Doris Kearns Goodwin.  

    Guests: Aryeh Neier, Bill Maher(@billmaher), Doris Kearns Goodwin (@DorisKGoodwin) 


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    27 May 2024, 1:30 pm
  • 40 minutes 57 seconds
    Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) on the wars in Gaza and Ukraine

    Today on the show, General David Petraeus who commanded US and coalition forces in Iraq joins Fareed to discuss what America’s counterinsurgency strategy there can teach Israel in its war in Gaza. Plus, Russia’s new offensive near Kharkiv and what it means for Ukraine’s defenses. 

    Next, Raghuram Rajan, former chief of India’s central bank, sits down with Fareed to discuss India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic record and what India would need to do to become an economic powerhouse like China.  

    Finally, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof shares some harrowing and exciting reporting stories from his new memoir, “Chasing Hope: A Reporter’s Life.” They also discuss covering China from 1989 to today, and the bipartisan view in Washington that China is a great threat. 

    GUESTS: Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.), Raghuram Rajan (@RaghuramGRajan), Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) 

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    20 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 40 minutes 46 seconds
    Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni on Israel’s view of the war in Gaza

    Today on the show, former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni joins to discuss the way that the war in Gaza is being received in Israel, and the prospects for a ceasefire. 

    Then, former Palestinian Authority foreign minister Nasser al-Kidwa discusses the state of the Israel-Hamas war, and who should govern Gaza after it ends.

    Next, Susan Shirk, founding chair of the 21st Century China Foundation, joins the show to discuss Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Europe and China’s foreign policy strategy. 

    Finally, historian and author Robert Kagan comes on the show to discuss his new book, in which he argues that Trump’s brand of anti-liberalism has strong historical roots. 

    GUESTS: Tzipi Livni (@Tzipi_Livni), Nasser al-Kidwa, Susan Shirk (@SusanShirk1), Robert Kagan 


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    13 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 41 minutes
    Arrests on College Campuses as Protests Reach a Breaking Point

    Description: Today on the show, in the wake of the continuing Gaza war protests on campuses, Fareed is joined by Bernard Avishai and Ezzedine Fishere, who co-teach a class at Dartmouth College on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They discuss how universities can foster productive debates, and whether there is a path to lasting peace after the war. 

    Next, Admiral James Stavridis (ret.) tells Fareed about how AI will continue to transform the battlefield in the years to come. 

    Then, Former Chief of Disguise at the CIA, Jonna Mendez, describes her fascinating career as a spy and what it was like to be a woman at the agency. 

    GUESTS: Bernard Avishai (@bavishai), Ezzedine Fishere (@FishereEzzedine), James Stavridis (@stavridisj), Jonna Mendez


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    6 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 41 minutes 3 seconds
    Campus protests and the debate on the limits of free speech; Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren on Israel’s looming ground operation in Rafah; Former Trump aide Matt Pottinger on US-China relation and more

    Today on the show, as college campuses are embroiled in protests against Israel’s war in Gaza, Fareed hosts a spirited debate with New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and Columbia University professor Bruce Robbins. They discuss the limits of free speech and the US’s role in the war. 

    Then, former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren joins the show to talk to Fareed about the looming ground operation in Rafah, and what Israel’s war with Hamas will look like in the long term. 

    Next, Matt Pottinger, former deputy national security adviser under President Trump, tells Fareed why he thinks the Biden administration ought to adopt a more confrontational approach to relations with China. 

    Finally, Fareed talks to Ieva Jusionyte, author of “Exit Wounds,” about the American guns that are crossing into Mexico and their role in perpetuating the cycle of violence on the southern border. 

    GUESTS: Bruce Robbins (@BruceRobbins6), Bret Stephens, Michael Oren (@DrMichaelOren), Matt Pottinger, Ieva Jusionyte (@ievaju) 




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    29 April 2024, 8:30 am
  • 41 minutes 16 seconds
    The US aid bill and implications for Ukraine; Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs on the war in Gaza; Michael Douglas on his new show “Franklin”; Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on Nippon Steel’s bid to buy US Steel

    Today on the show, Fareed is joined by the head of Ukraine’s Office of the President Andriy Yermak to discuss the US aid bill that passed the House this weekend and its impact, as Ukraine braces for a new Russian offensive.  

    Then, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi talks to Fareed about the tit-for-tat strikes between Israel and Iran, and why he thinks the focus must remain on Israel’s policies in Gaza. 

    Next, Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas joins the show to tell Fareed about playing Benjamin Franklin in his new show “Franklin” on Apple TV+. 

    Finally, US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel discusses the Biden Administration’s opposition to Nippon Steel’s bid to buy US Steel.

    GUESTS: Andriy Yermak (@AndriyYermak), Ayman Safadi (@AymanHsafadi), Michael Douglas, Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) 


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    22 April 2024, 8:30 am
  • 41 minutes 1 second
    Iran’s attack on Israel and the potential for further escalation in the Middle East; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on her recent trip to Beijing; Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on US-Japan cooperation in the region

    Today on the show, CNN’s chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward joins from Tel Aviv to break down the calculations taking place within Netanyahu’s government about how and if to respond. 

    Then, Fareed speaks with The New York Times’ David Sanger and Vali Nasr, former senior adviser at the US Department of State, about the potential for further escalation following Iran’s attack. They also talk about what this most recent development means for the Biden administration’s influence on Israel’s policy in Gaza. 

    Then, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen tells Fareed about her recent trip to China, where she emphasized that while the US is not seeking to decouple from Beijing, they are also pressuring China to roll back what she calls “unfair” trade policy. 

    Finally, US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel joins to discuss Prime Minister Kishida’s state visit to Washington, and Japan’s increasingly crucial position in the region. 

    GUESTS: Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward), David Sanger (@SangerNYT), Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr), Janet Yellen (@SecYellen), Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel)

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    15 April 2024, 8:30 am
  • 40 minutes 51 seconds
    Former Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett on the war in Gaza and domestic politics in Israel; Finnish president Alexander Stubb on the future of NATO and his recent trip to Kyiv; Nationalist social media backlash in China

    This week on the show, Fareed speaks with former Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett about the war in Gaza, and whether Israel’s current strategy can eradicate Hamas. They also discuss Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political position, and whether Bennett might run to be Israel’s next prime minister. 

    Then, Finland’s new president Alexander Stubb joins the show to discuss his recent trip to Kyiv, the potential impact of a second Trump term on NATO, and why peace negotiations in Ukraine are still a long way off. 

    Finally, Assistant Editor of The Spectator, Cindy Yu, talks to Fareed about the social media backlash against China’s richest man. 

     GUESTS: Naftali Bennett (@naftalibennett), Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb), Cindy Yu (@CindyXiaodanYu) 

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    8 April 2024, 8:00 am
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