January 18th, 2014
04:52 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: 1-on-1 with Robert Gates, and understanding Iran through neuroscience

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.

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  1. Ishmail daoud

    it is embarrassing that we think the Iranian government ( Rohani) has a good faith , please remind the world of what the Iranian terrorist doing in Syria , today Iranian terrorist murdering the children in Syria and yet our government ( Obama) wants to be closer to this murdering regime???.

    January 19, 2014 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • TheBob

      Iran is protecting the Middle East from the scourge of your firiends, al Qaeda. And they are winning this war. So you can f*** off now.

      January 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm | Reply
    • George

      You are totally ignorant about Iran. What do you think Iran is doing in Syria? You should ask what the U.S. and its cohorts Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are doing in Syria. All these countries are supporting the terrorist in Syria who have committed unspeakable crimes there.

      January 20, 2014 at 12:16 am | Reply
  2. Ishmail daoud

    Please before you go and praised the Iranian regime of having a good faith , remember they are the one who support the terrorist group of Lebanon( hezb...) iran today are still a terrorist state and we should always be carful dealing with a terrorist state .

    January 19, 2014 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • George

      Hezbollah is not at all a terrorist organization. Hezbollah is a citizen army that was formed to fight the terrorism of Israel during the 20-year occupation of the southern part of Lebanon. Now, Hezbollah is an integral part of the Lebanese government.

      January 20, 2014 at 12:18 am | Reply
  3. chrissy

    Isn't it Al Assad who is murdering the people in Syria? Including the women and children?

    January 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • MI ⛄️

      Found it. Lol!

      January 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • George

      No, Assad is defending Syria from the Al Qaeda groups that Obama, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey support.

      January 20, 2014 at 12:19 am | Reply
  4. Jeff Bellin

    Can someone provide the names of the two economists in the short segment about the inadequacy of GDP as a measure of the true health of the U.S. economy? I can't find any reference to the segment on today's GPS (1.19.14), much less to the names of the very impressive authors and their recent books on the subject. If anyone can suggest a better way to search for such info (ie,names of all guests on a given show, links to their books, etc) I would be grateful.

    January 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • MI ⛄️

      Dec 24th, this blog, is the article chrissy was talking about. I noticed it while reading some of the stories on here.

      January 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Reply
  5. chrissy

    Lmao @ MI, i knew you would.

    January 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  6. chrissy

    @ Jeff Bellin. They had a thread on the GDP on this very blog about a week or 2 ago. Ill brb with that info ok?

    January 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  7. chrissy

    Do you recall the date @ Jeff Bellin? I couldnt find it in my history but im using my phone so its more difficult. That or you can go the last thread on this blog and click it then go to each previous thread that is under the comments section of each story til you find the one your looking for. Sorry i couldnt be more help.

    January 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  8. chrissy

    Unless you wanta google what you just posted. That would probably be much quicker in all honesty.

    January 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  9. chrissy

    Lmao look at you @ MI, pretty good for a "newbie"! Ive been going crazy looking for it! Thanks.

    January 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  10. george argiriou

    the greeks are the garbage of the planet.not only they gave me multiple sclerosis but now they want to deniy me the little money i take to make the ends meet.i take heavy medication for bipolar disorder and medication and disabilities for multiple sclerosis.for the multiple sclerosis you can ask mrs Merkell.

    January 22, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  11. sand

    hey p u s s y shut that mouth before someone puts a bullet through that british norweigan irish dublin potato farmer ghananian face of yours your messig with the wrong people now sit down like that dog that you are one icbm and that america of yours is blown of these planet just like our moon soon you will witness something great the genocide of the europeans west african eastern european race all of you are going to get burned to death alive even that w h o r e of slavic piece of s h i t putin the jews are also going to get burned to death alive long live the asians death to the european dogs.

    January 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  12. george argiriou

    the greek state have deniy me my political rights they have make me a target and they have damaged my health..and one more thing ,sand you are not a god so shut your filthy mouth.

    January 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  13. george argiriou

    I vote 4 rip pd.

    January 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  14. george argiriou

    this little money i take are very important to me becouse with my health my ideas my beeing a target are the only money i can get.offcourse like bob dylan said it depends on who you are.

    January 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  15. george argiriou

    i do not talk about money,i talk about my money.

    January 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Reply

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