Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN
On GPS this Sunday: Fareed sits down for a 1-on-1 interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to discuss his controversial memoir Duty, why he published it so soon after leaving office, the biggest threats to U.S. national security, and whether military action against Iran would work.
“I think there was no doubt we were a war weary people. Congress was tired of war, the American people. And I think by setting the deadline, what people didn't realize was that the president bought us five more years to strengthen the Afghan Army and weaken the Taliban,” Gates says. “So I thought it was a smart move.”
Later, in our What in the World segment, we’ll look at why Japan's ageing population may actually be a good thing for the economy.
Also, the Carnegie Endowment’s Karim Sadjadpour and Nicholas Wright look at whether neuroscience holds the key to understanding Iran.