"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.
This week on GPS, Fareed speaks with James Baker, who has held three of the most important political positions in the United States – Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff – about the fiscal cliff, the Republican Party and foreign policy.
“One thing Republicans are going to need in this negotiation, it seems to me, is assurance that if they raise taxes – and once they've raised taxes – that they will, in fact, get the spending cuts, because in past years, they’ve agreed to the tax increases and those spending cuts never come,” Baker says.
“[It’s] really important in order to engender confidence and trust, particularly on the part of the Republicans, that they know if they agree to tax increases – which they're going to have to do, revenue increases, which they're going to have to do – that they’ll get the spending cuts.”
Also, are we on the verge of finding a cure for cancer? Fareed talks to the president of the world’s largest cancer research center, Ronald DePinho. And in our What in the World segment: should America be more like Scandinavia?