January 5th, 2013
11:59 AM ET

On GPS Sunday: The fiscal cliff deal, talking 2013 and the long road for Syria

"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.

On Fareed Zakaria GPS this Sunday, Fareed offers his take on the fiscal cliff deal – and why the agreement may be a small victory for sanity, but how the United States faces a much deeper challenge.

Then, a panel of leading commentators, including Anne-Marie Slaughter, Richard Haas and Ian Bremmer offer their predictions for the year ahead, and what 2013 might bring for Syria, Iran, China, Europe, and the United States.

In our What in the World segment, Fareed takes a look at the recent mass protests in India over a deadly rape. Is this India's Arab Spring moment? And GPS also hears from commentators Anatole Kaletsky and Lionel Barber on the U.S. economy, while London School Economics Professor Fawaz Gerges explains why the conflict in Syria isn’t anywhere near being finished.

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  1. 100 % ETHIO

    20Thirteen, the bridge year into....

    January 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Reply
  2. 100 % ETHIO

    Do we have Jewish terrorist groups in America and Canada?

    Only the victims knows it very-well.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:20 am | Reply
  3. 100 % ETHIO

    Media does not care for voiceless, even here in America, where the Jew juntas are murdering Christian-Ethiopians, in America and Canada.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:36 am | Reply
    • .

      Jews don't dress their children in suicide vests.

      Go screw yourself.

      January 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  4. david

    With defense spending, not forign affairs of veterans spending, eating up 57percent of out government spending, why is it not the main focus of spending cuts. Why does this not get any attention on cnn. How many congress and senate persons have holdings in defense contrators, and make money off this insane spending. We spend soo much more on defense than all the other countries put together.

    January 6, 2013 at 10:37 am | Reply
  5. Viewer

    Dear Fareed, please teach your guest Mr. Gerges a lesson in geography. The body of water between Iran and the Arab counties is called the “Persian Gulf”, not the gulf.
    Thanks you

    January 6, 2013 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • Mike

      uhh, Viewer...it all depends on your world view. It is also called the Arabian Gulf by millions of people who live in the Arab nations and/or who ?favor/support/accept/whatever? an Arab viewpoint. Those, like Mr Gerges, who wish not to aggravate listeners about the rift between Arab nations and Iran can just abbreviate to 'the gulf.' All he did was use a generic term to describe the body of water, rather than its proper name. It was clear enough, wasn't it? You did, after all, know what he was referring to??

      January 6, 2013 at 11:45 am | Reply
      • Benjamin

        As an outsider and a politician, I am in favor of using the right and official name of a territory, in this case Persian Gulf. This will show the most neutral and realistic point of view, I think. We should learn to not to be biased by ours as well as other's emotions in our political comments.

        January 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
  6. j. von hettlingen

    We had been predicting Assad's fall for a long time and sofar he's still in power. It doesn't mean that we were wrong. It's just difficult to predict the outcome of Syria's civil war, as there are SO MANY actors involved. One thing is sure, we can always expect the unexpected!

    January 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • .

      And who takes over after Assad? The Muslim Brotherhood?

      Just another set of Islamo fascists who teach their children how to kill the infidel.

      Let 'em wipe each other off the face of the earth.

      January 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  7. Cornan The Iowan

    I've been wondering for some time to what extent America's changing demographics (including both legal and illegal immigration) and culture (the "dumbing down" of American adults) parallel the declines in American students' academic standings. Fareed mentioned some of those student standings in today's show, and as with other commentators, didn't mention any parallels in our society as a whole.

    Surely SOMEBODY has studied our declining intellectual culture?

    January 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Reply
    • .

      The Democrats capitalize on stupidity.

      Dumb. Dependent. Democrat.

      January 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  8. Samuel

    I am very disappointed in the assessment on Syria. There is an answer to be found if all parties were brought to the table and forced to find resolution. Corporations broker deals everyday, there is no difference in this problem. Pride needs to be removed from the equation and unreasonable expectations need to be eliminated or that party leaves the table with nothing and the rest collaborate and jointly make the non participating party insignificant.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  9. Basil

    Dear Fared
    Why do you bring again the same forecasters who predicted Assad would fall in 2012 to repeat the same forecasts this year? That makes them propagandists and not forecasters and makes you a facilitator of propagandists and not a journalist. The outcome in Syria is not affected by what your propagandists (forecasters) and you wish for. Intelligent viewers have no time for regurgitated shallow analysis. The same reasons that kept Assad that kept him in power in 2012 are still in operation only more effectively now. Have you considered the options at his disposal that could change the game in a blink, and very negatively not just for America and Western Europe? You obviously have not. Think again.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  10. zaeed

    how many times do i need to repate this russia needs to nuke ireland dublin cork and ghana kumasi and accra then drop a nuke on basque country of spain cut down the filth.

    January 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  11. james

    The fracking in the us will only benefit US manufacturing if the gas is not slated for export. If there is an export market the price in the us will peg to the world price and us manufacturers will have no comparative advantage. Only stockholders of us energy companies will benefit with a small positive effect on our balance of payments

    January 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Reply

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