June 14th, 2013
05:35 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Discussing the fallout from the Snowden revelations

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

On GPS this Sunday: Former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden discusses the revelations of Edward Snowden, what the NSA is really doing with our phone calls, and the possible diplomatic and operational fallout.

Next, the New Yorker’s John Cassidy and Jeffrey Toobin debate the question many across the globe are discussing now – is Snowden the hero or the villain in this whole controversy?

Also, a look at the turmoil in Turkey and the general sense of unrest that still exists around the Middle East.  Fareed sits down with columnist Mona Eltahawy and Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations.

And Fareed speaks with Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the author of a new book, To Move the World:  JFK's Quest for Peace, about the lessons of John F. Kennedy’s presidency.

“You know, the experts of the day talked about mutual assured destruction, or MAD, as it was called by its acronym,” Sachs says. “And it was a bit mad, that the idea that there was a balance of terror that kept the peace. But Kennedy realized – and Khrushchev also realized – this wasn't a balance, it was an imbalance. It was a set of accidents waiting to destroy the world.”

And we’ll also take a look at why in the world China is thinking of building a canal…in Nicaragua…and why the U.S. may be woefully unprepared for it.

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  1. Francesca

    Italiano Protagonisti amore Gran Bretagna.

    June 15, 2013 at 5:29 am | Reply
  2. tee

    Why are you not investigating your guests conflicts of interest? How invested are these people in the campaign contributions, speaker fees, stock, investments, etc?

    June 16, 2013 at 10:18 am | Reply
  3. tee

    I chose my email and phone cos. I have not given the gov permission to collect my data.

    June 16, 2013 at 10:21 am | Reply
  4. Frank

    We are asked to trust the government, now that is a big leap of faith. Based on past experience, we know that lobbyists and special interest groups can get everything they want from our legislators, all the information collected will obviously be handed out to them for their own lucrative or industry collusion purposes.

    June 16, 2013 at 10:31 am | Reply
  5. thubten

    Fareed and CNN does not understand the technology involved. The NSA has tapped the key routers serving the internet. They were caught in to 2008 at ATT in SF. SJ Mercury confirms #NSA tapping internet backbone routers to get a copy of all internet traffic PRISM splits fiber http://bit.ly/1bHTVv3 PRISM means splitting the light of fiber going through internet routers in front of google and facebook. Here is another description of the technology...go to about 1 hour in. http://twit.tv/show/security-now/408

    June 16, 2013 at 11:09 am | Reply
  6. thubten

    Fareed I don't think you can fairly debate whether Snowden is a hero or villain without understanding the operation and technology which he is outing. Fareed Please get the debate and story right.

    The NSA has a copy of all our internet data for probably the last 10 years or more. This is legal because data over the internet backbone is not private and because the NSA has authorization to tap all data. Now you know why they need the mega facility in Utah. Big Data is big business. http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/nsa-utah-data-center-666-spying-surveillance-system.jpg Adobe and it cookie monster analytic machine Omniture is happy to serve the NSA http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/solutions/government/pdfs/govt-insight_whitepaper.pdf

    Fareed journalists and commentator need to get the story and debate right. We need make the internet backbone a public utility that is protected with encryption. We as a public need to start encrypting our internet lives with VPN etc. NSA has beat privacy this time because we did not listen to Ben Franklin's warning: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

    June 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  7. LMac

    Fareed.
    I don't think the media or the Federal Government realize that most US Citizens have wised up and do not trust a word they disseminate. Many in the media don't speak up so they can continue to get the scoops they need to keep the drivel going. I don't believe a word Michael Hayden, John Boehner or Obama have to say. The TSA has tried for years to convince the Americans into believing that taking your shoes and belts off somehow protects the flying public. The talking heads are trying to pull the same stunt at the NSA.

    June 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  8. jabajax44

    This page was hard to find from the CNN home page, BTW. I watched your program on Syria and Gen. Hayden on Metadata phone call data, and they were great, except that you never touched on the Priszm program for email collections. Did the general put that off limits; I think we should know that much. Collection of emails is much more invasive than collection of phone calls which only shows you the phone numbers. Emails are per se the inside and outside of the 'envelope.' With emails, NSA automatically has access to the body of the message, not just the address. I haven't seen nearly as much concern about collecting phone numbers as with emails, so I am wondering why you completely ignored this more important NSA program. I am baffled. Priszm is much more problematic for abuse of the type seen at the IRS than the Metadata program is.

    June 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  9. J.W. Smith

    GPS is the best show on corporate TV. Today's session with Jeffrey Sachs was appalling. Without saying so, you correctly identified the military and high government officials having the CIA assassinate Kennedy because he was going to shut down the Cold War. But then you identified Kennedy's contact in the Soviet Union as Yeltsin, and he was not even a regional power in the Soviet Union until the late 70s, and not a national leader until the late 80s. You, inadvertently, came very close to alerting the world to where the real war mongers were. J.W. SMith

    June 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  10. elwoods

    This video shows that going through normal whistleblower channels doesn't work. Past whistleblower says what Snowden did was necessary.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/16/snowden-whistleblower-nsa-officials-roundtable/2428809/

    June 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Reply

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