May 10th, 2014
10:13 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: How big a threat is Boko Haram? And Kissinger on Ukraine

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

On GPS this Sunday: Boko Haram’s actions have brought condemnation from across the globe. But where did the group come from...and what are they capable of? Fareed will speak with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Eliza Griswold, a journalist who spent seven years traveling along the world's Tenth Parallel, which bisects a number of troubled nations, including Nigeria.

Also, the big question with Ukraine right now is: will Russian President Putin make a deal?  Fareed speaks with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for his take.

“I think one has to interpret Putin not Hitler-like, as he has been, but as a Russian czar who is trying to achieve the maximum for his country,” Kissinger says. “Usually, those methods are excessive and we are correct in standing up to it. But we also have to know when the confrontation should end.”

And, who is the world's number one economy?  China or the United States?  There's been a lot of information...and misinformation out there recently. GPS will try to sort things out.

Plus, how does the world – including the United States – see the issue of climate change? Fareed looks at a new Pew survey in light of the White House’s recent climate assessment.

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  1. friendofindia

    Oh no, Fareed. You cannot retreat now, and betray us. You must bring it to a head.

    You have almost done it. You have almost succeeded in persuading America in invading Ukraine and Russia. This will wipe out all the Russkies in Eurasian and pave the way for Pax Indica for a thousand years.

    India is the world's greatest democracy and its greatest super power. Incredible India will automatically resume world leadership after the invasion. With Russia melting, China imploding, and Brazil running into the ground, India is the undisputed leader of the BRIC countries. Here in Mumbai, there in Delhi, and there again in Pune, India shines while the world declines!

    As the world's greatest democracy and its only super duper power, India should join the US in this invasion, for this is the only chance that the invasion can ever succeed.

    On the one hand, the US has plenty of experience of invading other countries, with the skills honed in the invasion of Panama, Greennada, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, that India lacks. On the other, India has resources and ways and means to manage large dalit populations. We can send 100 million of our dalit armies, that completely negates all the population in Ukraine. Our dalit armies are known to be able to withstand burning heat in the deserts, and can live happily in this not so happy sanitation conditions in Ukraine.

    We can make all the Ukrainian girls to be married to our dalit soldiers, that will instantly solve our problem of too few girls, and at the same time all the next generation of them will be our content Indian dalits instead of Muslims who constantly stir up trouble. As for the rest of the Ukrainian men, they will either all be vaporized in their unholy and futile so called resistance, or that they can all migrate to Russia to co-habit with their fellow Russkies.

    This will completely change the geostrategic situation in Asia, it will make India the strongest nation in the world, and enhancing our world's greatest and largest and duperest super power status. And in fact, that should turn it around immediately to make the USA our vassal state because of our immediate control of the Indian Ocean (our ocean) to Suez Canal, and the oil and gas in between.

    Submit to your fate under our Hindu Colossus, beg our 5 rupee meal middle classes, bow to our super powers.

    Pray for India. Jai Hind!

    May 11, 2014 at 12:12 am | Reply
  2. George Patton-2

    Very interesting post. Going to maul it over.

    May 11, 2014 at 12:43 am | Reply
  3. George Patton-2

    There was this lion. He licks the assshole of another lion. Agitated, the lion asks him why he did that. And the lion answers, "I just ate a lawyer. I wanted to get the taste out of my mouth.

    May 11, 2014 at 1:18 am | Reply
  4. Matt

    They are a regional terror threat, the US pay money to keep it that way to the government of Nigeria. In relation to State and the Administration as the wars cooled down and thus the war on terror OCP i redisgnated what was a threat us and a regional threat. They sell little girls there is little State can do via designation. But regional yeah, every now and then someone needs a smack, regional, threat to us.

    May 11, 2014 at 7:23 am | Reply
  5. 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 11, 2014 at 11:27 am | Reply
  6. Steve

    I had to watch it twice. The first pass with Mr. Kristof's assertion of moral equivalency between "radical Islam" and "radical Christianity" took my breath away. So much so that I failed to hear Mr. Zakaria's pushback that, today, it seems there is more frequency and intensity of brutality within radical adherents of Islam. Thank you, Mr. Zakaria. Forgive me, Mr. Kristof, but why do I seem to hear of 100 horrors, or 1000, perpetrated by radical adherents of the one religion as opposed to those of the other? Perhaps selective hearing on my part? Or perhaps another instance of selective coverage of the media? Or maybe that is the reality? It seems you are aligned with a different reality than I perceive. I am sincere when I say, Please educate me. Or, to say it another way, when you make an assertion like that, please support it. Put up or shut up, Sir.

    May 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  7. The US Dept Of Defense

    The US DOD announces a new weapon available if hostile aliens try to take over the Earth. The DOD will allow Palin voters to "mind meld" with the aliens. The aliens' heads will immediately implode caused by the huge vacuum.

    May 12, 2014 at 10:25 am | Reply
  8. Roslyn green

    Mr. Kristof and mr. Zakaria are informing us that all the terrorism perpetrated by Moslem has nothing to do with Islam. They encourage you to believe what they say and dismiss what you see. This theory is fundamental in the universities and the press. Rather you should believe that global warming and Israel, I.e. Jews are to blame for whatever ails you or the planet. This is settled debate. Shame and silence any dissent. We don't want to offend the Moslem brotherhood and it is not a war on women when it is in the religious context of islamizing infidel girls. Welcome to the devolution of the enlightenment and the rise of the barbarians.

    May 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  9. Matt

    Tracking them down is the easy part not getting the hostages killed is the hard part. So first you seal the border, track them down to a quadrant and encircle it. That is also easy not it is fight or flight you leave a small gap in the lines and wait to see if the slip through leaving the hostages behind. They will probe and find the gap if the move with the hostages seal the gap in the lines. If they start killing hostages you have to go in. Until then you keep the quadrant in circled and wait. Deploy SF beyond the lines small cells, sniper teams and deploy drones armed with hellfires and the griffin around 10. Then an air insertion just above the tree tops in the nocturnal hours. Some hostages will die.

    May 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  10. Farnaz

    Dear Farid,
    I found it quite unsatisfying to see Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg as one of your experts on German forgein policy with Russia. You know, that you are asking a man for his "qualified" opinion who has lost his complete reputation and credibility in Germany due to his plagiarized PHD-thesis. This is just sad and does not live up to your journalistic standards. Next time please have your editorial team find someone who actually have the neccessary skills to argue/ discuss or inform you properly on an important topic.

    May 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Mr. Kristol"s reference to "radical Christianity" reminds me of the KKK's burning crosses, the Southern Baptist Convention's attempt to influence the Boy Scouts of America, and the old-time Grail Quest still celebrated in a rousing hymn that calls Christians to "follow, follow the Grail."
    The connotations of Mr. Kristo's poetic term are sufficient to discourage me from requiring him to "count the ways."

    May 12, 2014 at 6:58 am | Reply

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