May 15th, 2011
02:02 PM ET

Watch GPS May 15, 2011: American leadership, Condoleezza Rice and Eric Schmidt

Two weeks after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the rift between Pakistan and the United States is as wide as ever. What can be done to stabilize the relationship? And what should be done to rein in the military's dominant role in Pakistan? Fareed weighs in with his take on how to right Pakistani ship.

Then, it’s a GPS tour of the world. A panel of experts weighs in on how the rest of world sees the death of Osama bin Laden, the state of America’s leadership, the U.S.economy and much more. Joining Fareed this week:

- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and former Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State

- Kishore Mahbubani Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore

Joshua Cooper Ramo, Managing Director of Kissinger Assosicates and the former World Editor at TIME Magazine.

Next, one out of four people on this earth paid a bribe last year.  Did you?  We’ll show you what in the world is being done to bring this destructive practice to a halt.

After that, Fareed continues his conversation with Condoleezza Rice. The former Secretary of State turned professor hands out grades to President Obama and answers Donald Rumsfeld’s recent stinging criticisms of her.

And if you’re reading this on a tablet device, be it Android or an iPad, you’ll want to hear what Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has to say. His fascinating insight into the tech world will explain why there's more at stake in this battle than just the control of the tablet market. It could very well help shape the future of our society.

Finally, a last look at when the White House’s situation room looks more like the Batcave.

Tune in this Sunday at 10a.m. ET/PT.

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  1. www.twitter.com/hlmelsaid

    Conversation with multi head leaders,subjects,opinions.

    May 14, 2011 at 10:11 am | Reply
    • Chris Albert

      Fareed, As usual you temp everyone with a false idea and conversation. First you ask us to submit new innovation ideas, then you have Eric Schmidt feed us the same old tired story of how Google and Apple plan on dividing the tech world. You failed the most important problem that still exists and that is data protection and theft. The tech giants are in a self-indulgent world of king of the mountain while ignoring new innovators and new security platforms of which tyhe government refuses to acknowledge because they keep them out of our computer backdoor. Piracy is at an all time high and I don't mean pirates of the Indian Ocean, At a time when we need the media to quit sleeping with these guys , you need to start asking the tough question about this epidemic -"PIRACY OF DATA". Billions of dollars are being lost and a once thriving industy ,music,literature and movies are dieing becuase , Schmidt,Zuckenberg and Jobs are in bed with phone companies and marketing firms to sell phones and information. You ask hard questions of foreign affairs and national security but fail to equate the same hard questions to the problem of data theft. Wake up!!!!!

      May 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  2. james2

    Condi is usually a voice of reason in that house of lunatics. But with all of these unwarranted appearances on television lately, Condi and the rest of the Bush Cabal should be tarred, feathered, and run out of this country. Keep in mind that Condoleezza Rice comes from the same administration that paid billions of taxpayer dollars to private contractors with the main objective of making the Republican Party a little richer, refused a fairly lucrative deal with Iran that would have helped deal with the sectarian conflict in Iraq, and decided early on that Osama bin Laden would not be a high priority in their "efforts" against terrorism (we now know that bin Laden has been playing a more direct role in Al-Qaeda's operations than we thought). I think a much better guest would have been former Secretary of State Colin Powell because he has shown that he is not afraid to speak out against his party when asked.

    I think that anybody who says "We don't know who the rebels are," are slapping the faces of reporters who have risked their lives to bring us coverage of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Let us not forget that several have been either detained, beaten, or even killed, so we ought to take their reports on these situations a little more to heart. If you want to know something about them check out these videos from Al Jazeera English's YouTube channel:
    "US withholds full recognition for Libya rebels"
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KURLQxgZ0Ik&w=640&h=390]

    "Libya leaders recognise opposition government"
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD_iI87jfFw&w=640&h=390]

    May 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • Yogi

      Couldn't agree with you more, especially about the irrelevance of CONDALEEZA.........USELESS !!!!

      May 15, 2011 at 10:46 am | Reply
  3. Yogi

    FAREED......please....why continue having Condaleeza Rice on your show?? She was easily the MOST INCOMPETENT SECRETARY OF STATE IN HISTORY......might I mention, 9/11....she got memoes that it was coming.....BAM!! she did nothing.....and now her only claim to fame is THE HOOVER INSTITUTE....I can't begin to understand why STANFORD UNIVERSITY continues to be involved with this woman......or why you do..???? Look at her comments today (15 May).....NOW THAT WAS BRILLIANT, HUH???? The only intelligent thing she said was "I support repeal of DADT...." DUH..!! FAREED, COME ON I WATCH YOUR SHOW FOR INSIGHT INTO MYT WORLD.....NOT DULLARDS....yogi, tucson desert....

    May 15, 2011 at 10:42 am | Reply
    • c.k. chen

      I couldn't agree with you more! I wrote the same message to F.Z. last week through CNN (I am a internet kindergartener, I had a hard time getting to this website, did not know I have to type CNN and GPS in caps).

      May 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      I prefer Condi Rice to Hilary Clinton. She is very shrewd and diplomatic, and she has a sense of humour, without being ridiculous. I am sure she is capable of telling jokes and one entertain in privat.

      May 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Reply
      • Kathmandusue

        What planet are you living on? Are you posting just to inflame the people on the FZ blog. What is the matter with you? I suppose you think Sarah Palin is over qualified.

        May 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  4. Stephen Real

    Fareed Zakaria's game plan for the US on Pakistan this week blew me away. I think he nailed it true blue. Mr. Zakaria truly is the West's oracle at Delphi, in my opinion. Good on ya' dude! You rock !

    here are my thoughts on Pakistan:

    Observations (and scenarios) on Pakistan:

    There are rogue elements from within the ISI that appear to hold the whole country of Pakistan in fear, by sponsoring Taliban elements who proceed to attack Pakistani civilian targets. These same rogue elements from within the ISI export terror to India (ie Mumbai attack), and other Western nations, through their third party apparatus.

    The US Government needs to make a concerted effort to support the forces of good from within the Pakistani government, and society, who are battling these rogue elements who use fear to support their need for control, power and financing, and to maintain their positions from within the country of Pakistan itself.

    Pakistan has an opportunity to purge itself from these sponsors of terror, and fear, with the help of the US Government, who can play their hand to help these good people from within Pakistani society. We need to use our leverage to help the forces of good, to solidify their position, from within Pakistan and to

    May 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Reply
    • Stephen Real

      typo: We need to use our leverage to help the forces of good, to solidify their position, from within Pakistan and to husband Pakistan into the 21st century economy and world.

      May 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Reply
    • Muhammad

      Stephen

      Much as I do not consider Pakistani intelligence as anything beyound an instrument in the hand of the enemies of peace in the US governmnt I do believed that the US government not the good people of The US are part of the problem that engulf the whole world. Only a naive can agree that the world is now a safer place simply because Obama CLAIMED that Osama is dead. Osama may just be a part of the problem or just a pawn on the chess board. The world will only come to enjoy peace if all nations will learn to be binded by international that are not selective. I do understand the desperation in Obama. the election period is fast approahing and he is dying to remain in the oval office for the next round senseless acts of incompetence that, in the long run benefits neither the good people of the United State nor the humanity at large.

      May 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Reply
      • Stephen Real

        The United States was the first democracy since the Roman Republic and ancient Athens. Everyone else on this planet were and are ruled by autocrats for the last 50,000 years. I truly find the US Government, on all levels, to be exceptionally responsive to their people, from the US Military, to the diplomatic Corps, and Federal government at large, there's not a very large disconnect between the American people and the our government. I do not the see the Obama administration as "desperate" or any recent administration in that light over running for a second election. If you do not see President Obama as trying to achieve righteous goal for the people of the United States, or former President Bush, I would say to good sir that you are deeply confused by the reality that present itself. I would even suggest that you bought into conspiratorial phenomenon that plagues many on this planet.

        May 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  5. Stephen Real

    Observations (and scenarios) on Pakistan:

    There are rogue elements from within the ISI that appear to hold the whole country of Pakistan in fear, by sponsoring Taliban elements who proceed to attack Pakistani civilian targets. These same rogue elements from within the ISI export terror to India (ie Mumbai attack), and other Western nations, through their third party apparatus.

    The US Government needs to make a concerted effort to support the forces of good from within the Pakistani government, and society, who are battling these rogue elements who use fear to support their need for control, power and financing, and to maintain their positions from within the country of Pakistan itself.
    Fareed Zakaria's game plan for the US on Pakistan this week blew me away. I think he nailed it true blue. Mr. Zakaria truly is the West's oracle at Delphi, in my opinion. Good on ya' dude! You rock !

    Here are my thoughts on Pakistan:

    Pakistan has an opportunity to purge itself from these sponsors of terror, and fear, with the help of the US Government, who can play their hand to help these good people from within Pakistani society. We need to use our leverage to help the forces of good, to solidify their position, from within Pakistan and to husband Pakistan into the 21st century economy and world.

    May 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      It would be difficult to knock some sense into the heads of those top shots within the military and intelligence, that they contribute only problems and no solution to the dire situation in Pakistan. The reality is, in their view Washington is so many thousand kilometres away from Islamabad. The American aid is good, but blood is thicker than water, so the interests of their tribes and kin are more important.

      May 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  6. c.k. chen

    From Condie Rice's answer to Fareed's query on Rumsfedt's criticism of her performance as National Security Advisor, should one deduce that her obstruction to having Richard Clarke see Bush was actually Bush's idea? If so, what could possibly be his intention for not having a proven expert on national security to brief him about the urgency? Also, she said Bush had a lot on his plate, ergo did not have time to think about capturing ObL. So much for his vow at WTC post 9/11 "dead or alive!" Surely, Bush did not have as much on his plate as Obama who has been beset by the responsibility of mopping up the economical fallout of his predecessor's incompetence and by having to deal with a recalcitrant Congressional Republicans. I hope that was the last public appearance of her and any other former Bush's lieutenants!

    May 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  7. Martin T J Hilger

    I agree totally with c.k. chen. I had more respect for you before you brought Rice on your show and allowed her to degrade Obama specially in sight of what she and "Pres". Chany/ "consultant" Bush did to ruin our US reputation around the world and all the terrible messes they got us into plus the billions of dollars spent on their wars.

    May 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  8. Suresh

    Inviting anyone from former President's team (Bushies) will only help them aggressively push their message on the air. They had an agenda to accomplish which they did at the cost of American lives and billions of dollars. They have no regard or respect for our current President. We all know the reason why. Bushie;s are unable to accept great accomplishments thus far.

    May 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  9. Dot

    Fareed excerpt from my previous comment on GPS reads
    "America is at a crossed road in its reign as world power. For the first time in decades US is having another country China challenge its hegemony around the world. Unfortunately many Americans including politicians do not appreciate enough the power China is wielding worldwide, fortunately President Obama is aware of this, and his administration has handled international relations with more maturity than many of his predecessor; with very little credit given for this.
    The world is changing so is the definition of power, soft power which is the practice of the present Obama led administration is what the world needs at this particular time. Thank GOD the president knows this. "

    Once again Mr President has displayed his maturity in the handling of the Pakistan raid that led to the capture of "OBL" (a complex mission), in a manner that has created very little or no international backlash, unlike the braggadocio attitude of his predecessor (President Bush) which created more anti-America sentiments around the world. Unfortunately Joshua Cooper Ramo on your show could not give credit to the President and his team for a well thought through mission, but picked issues with the sitting position of the president during the mission, and his dressing. Well I think if there is anything, the president's sitting position shows that he is a good team player who has his ego intact and does not feel threatened by allowing a General in his Administration to have the front sit in a purely military exercise under his watch. Nor did he (Mr President) have to dress-up to show he is in charge, everyone in the room knew under whose watch the mission was.

    Finally, Congratulation Fareed learnt you now advise President Obama on Global issues. Another wise move by Obama!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  10. Henry Eaton

    Just a comment on Eric Schmidt's description of his Google vs. Apple open vs. closed system. He correctly makes the point that innovation and capital will flow to the open system, but what he failed to describe was the best approach to get the open system in the long term. When designing different versions of Android, Google does so in a closed environment. They don't ask hundreds of outside developers to build their operating system. What they do is ask outside developers to create apps for their open system. Apple does the same thing. The difference is that Google allows hardware companies to load/integrate their software on various devices. Apple does not. Apple believes that it is more important for the consumer to have a seemlessly integrated hardware/software device to ensure a better, less buggy, more optimized device. In the long term, there is nothing to prevent Apple from allowing outside hardware companies to utilize their OS, but by controlling the hardware/software integration in the near and medium term they can create a more stable better experience; as Schmidt says, "they build good products". Both companies know that the open system will prevail, but their philosophies differ in how to get there. As a past director of Apple, Schmidt is well aware of this, but chose to frame the discussion to his and Google's advantage.

    May 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  11. Jonathan Smith

    One of the few talk shows I look forward to watching. Semi-global in reach with intelligent and courteous discussion without blatant demagoguery. The interview with Conda Rice was disappointing (as the show rarely is) as it was just a chance for a failed administration to reclaim some face for blatant failures and gross ineptitude.

    Fareed may be a soft touch when it comes to interviewing important people and less important persons from India, nevertheless his panel guests are generally worth our attention. Great show – wish there were more like it.

    May 23, 2011 at 3:29 am | Reply
  12. Margot

    What the ... ? "Turbaned enemy"? Sheesh!

    May 31, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Reply

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