May 3rd, 2014
10:32 AM ET

On GPS Sunday: Can Russia sanctions work? And, America's middle class overtaken

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

On GPS this Sunday: First, Fareed offers his take on inequality in the United States, and why French economist Thomas Piketty's latest work is causing such a stir. For more on his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, read The Guardian's explainer here.

Next, The United States seems sure that its sanctions against Russia will work. Few outsiders agree. So, what does the U.S. Treasury know that we don't? Fareed will speak with the man charged with making Putin pay a price – the Treasury Department’s David Cohen.

Plus, GPS will look at dangerous developments in two of the most populous countries of the Middle East – Egypt and Iraq. Fareed will ask Egypt's foreign minister about the more than 1,200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death in his nation...and about the American government money and arms that may begin to flow again into Egypt.

Also, Iraq held an election this week, but the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins says it's already clear who won – Iran.

And, why America's middle class – once the envy of the world – is no longer number one.

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  1. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    May 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • Bledsoe

      Good posting, John.

      May 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  2. George Patton

    Good grief chrissy,you must be a fan of Sarah Palin. Such a Tea Partier!
    What mumble jumble.

    May 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  3. chrissy

    Yea my dislike of your derpasstroll crap means im a fan of Sarah Palin??? How did you derive that in your diseased little mind?? Guess that would make you as dumb as a post like Sarah Palin huh?

    May 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  4. Bledsoe

    As anyone here can plainly see, George Patton, Joseph McCarthy, Joey Isotta-Fraschini, crissy, banasy and so on is the same psychopath who keeps blogging out the same garbage under all these names. I expect this creep to start blogging under my name, too!!!

    May 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  5. chrissy

    Whatever you say @ bledsoe. All you have to do is look at cnn's avatar to know when someone is using someone elses name. Dont believe me? Email cnn they will confirm it. And yes hes a j a c k a s s!

    May 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  6. George Patton

    Good grief Bledsoe, you obviously are a fan of Sarah Palin. What lingo! Folks I'm sorry this bozo keeps posting his Tea Party mumble jumble,but he has to get his kicks, I guess. Eventually CNN will sort him out and barr him. Let's hope so anyway.
    This name stealing joker has to go. It's as simple as that!

    May 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  7. Joseph McCarthy

    George, if there's one thing I can't stand it's a two faced troll. This clown steals names, then accuses others of doing the very same thing. The audicity!
    I agree with you George. There is no place in this blog for such a troll.
    He has to go. It's as simple as that!

    May 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  8. chrissy

    Really???? Lololol too funny!

    May 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  9. steve reed

    Well if the government would quit giving a million different kinds of advantages to the 1%.....transferring wealth from the lower classes to the upper.
    All we are saying, is give capitalism a chance-- level out the economic playing field.Or an unsustainable situation may collapse and level it out for everyone.

    May 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm | Reply
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