July 19th, 2014
11:25 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: The latest on the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy, and Paul Krugman

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

On GPS this Sunday: A special live show bringing you the latest developments on the aftermath of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine.

Also joining Fareed will be Chrystia Freeland, a former managing director of Reuters and currently a member of parliament in Canada, and Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at New York University and Princeton University.

Also on the show, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, offers his take on the U.S. economy and the Obama administration.

“In the end, this is the most consequential administration since Ronald Reagan,” Krugman says. “I don't like the consequences of Reagan, but America emerges from the Obama years a different country. It emerges with something close to universal health care. It emerges with a reasonably useful financial reform. And it emerges with some important changes in energy and environmental policy. Not many presidents leave that behind.”

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Much speculation about the Malaysian airliner's fate is possible.
    It would be comforting to me if there were proof that the place was accidentally destroyed by an ill-trained and undisciplined rebel.

    July 20, 2014 at 9:33 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      TYPO: plane was, not place was.
      This StupidPhone insists on correcting things that are fine as written: now Johnny Can Read Even Fewer Words, thanks to computers.

      July 20, 2014 at 10:08 am | Reply
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      July 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        Was that article before or after "10 Ways To Suprise Your Man" in Cosmo?

        And Sasha Obama is 13 years old, you strange person. You may as well add the Obama's dogs to the list of things to denounce.

        July 20, 2014 at 10:32 pm |
      • ✠RZ✠

        Well qwerty, for a second there I almost speak thought to how English you learned. NOT.

        July 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm |
      • conwell2549

        Did you think up that all by yourself or did the late helen Curly Brown help you

        July 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I agree with Paul Krugman that Ronald Reagan was a very consequential president.
    I decorated my Christmas trees with ornaments identical to those used at the White House during the Reagan administration, and his autographed photograph hung on my wall.
    I now support Obama's efforts fully.

    July 20, 2014 at 9:43 am | Reply
  3. jpnh

    Stephen Cohen was indeed outnumbered today by Fareed and Chrystia Freeland, but I 100% agree with him. Ukraine is not nor has ever been a "united Ukraine" for a 1000 years (except under Russian Imperial or Soviet control), and we should not blindly support any "new democracy" just because they claim to be a democracy. For example, we supported Egypt's new democracy, which just condemned 600 Muslim brotherhood members to death on trumped charges.

    The new Ukrainian government has proven to be composed of war-mongering children, overtly anti-Russian from day 1 (before Crimea was taken) while neglecting that fact that Russia shares two (now three) borders and is a huge creditor of Ukraine in the form of gas supplies.

    I am extremely disappointed with our government's ability to even begin to grasp these complicated diplomatic issues and it will greatly affect my vote in 2016.

    July 20, 2014 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • George

      Where is the video?
      Please, show the linc if you can

      July 20, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  4. miamiresidential

    Where did you dig this Stephen Cohen from? He is either on Kremlin's pay or completely lost his mind working closely with this mindless Putin's Russia. He speaks the same way as Kremlin's propaganda machine, telling absolute nonsense about Ukraine leveling down East Ukrainian Cities. Mr. Cohen, when did you last time go near any Ukrainian city? Putin is a new world's schizophrenic nothing different than Hitler or Stalin, who blended into the civilized world and was overlooked by it.

    July 20, 2014 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • Lilit

      you really should shut up and listen. you dont know who Cohen is...ok....but i get the feeling that before February 2014 you wouldn't find Ukraine on a map. And look up symptoms of schizophrenia, so you don't look like a complete idiot..

      July 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • Lilit

      you really should shut up and listen. you dont know who Cohen is...ok....but i get the feeling that before February 2014 you wouldn't find Ukraine on a map. And look up symptoms of schizophrenia, so you don't look like a complete idiot.

      July 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm | Reply
  5. Terry B

    Thank you Fareed for bringing Stephen Cohen on your show. Finally, someone who really knows what is going on in Ukraine. It is a divided country, and the Ukraine Army has been flattening cities and killing citizens, dropping bombs on
    schools, hospitals, farmlands, homes and even apartment buildings. Of course the main stream media don't tell us this because the senate put thru legislation S-2183 called "The United States International Programming to Ukraine and Neighboring Regions", and ten million dollars for the US to control media outlets to highlight mis-information provided
    by Russian outlets. ie: the US is in control of media outlets and report only what the US wants them to. The bill was passed overwhelmingly and signed into law within THREE days! Amazing they can pass a law they want to in three days, yet they can't agree on immigration, health care, food stamps, or anything else that would help Americans! The law # is 113-96 for anyone who wants to look it up. Also, Chrystia Freeland is LYING about the town of Lugansk in Ukraine, that town was leveled over the weekend and those who did not flee to Russia are dead. Over 250 people in one weekend were killed in that town. Why aren't we trying to find out who shot down Flight 17 FIRST, Before blaming
    Russia, and Putin? Does our government want war?

    July 20, 2014 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • ✠RZ✠

      Those who benefit financially from war want war. They need war to survive. War will be created to ensure their survival. The financing of war can only be justified either by the deterrence of war or the participation in war. Nukes are historically the greatest deterrent to war, so you won't likely see nuclear powers shelling away at each other (and let's pray it never happens). But those countries without nukes can be stepped on by those who do. Out of the last 60 countries that have been attacked militarily, how many of those had nuclear weapons? Israel?

      July 20, 2014 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • ghamil

      Where do you get your facts from? You and Stephen Cohen have it dead wrong. Ukraine is as united at the USA. Just look at the Presidential election poll results. Any US politician would love to have those numbers. Don't you think that if Mexico armed all the people of Mexican dissent along the US-Mexico border armed them and paid them three or four times the working wage to grow Mexico into US territory it might look a little different to you. Ukraine is not nearly as fractioned as you and Cohen would have people believe. My family lives there and they all speak Russian. The love their country and are appaulled by Putin's aggression and efforts to grow his New Russia. They are proud of their country and they want to keep it intact. I've travelled from one end of the Ukraine to the other over the past 15 years and I can tell you that your view is mistaken and misguided. Stephen Cohen speaks like someone who is heavily under the influence of the Kremlin and its dictator boss.

      July 20, 2014 at 11:51 am | Reply
      • Isa

        Ukrainian government is slaugthering entire towns... its killing hundreds of civilians, just because they sold the land to the US to extract gas. That is the truth. It is in the media... tousands of videos showing the state of those cities... I'm amazed on how the US and Europe can put a blind eye to this, and invent explanations about Putin.

        July 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm |
  6. TLS

    Miami: agree completely re S. Cohen. My experience with Obamacare is very different than what Krugman is stating re cost. My company's group cost has increased significantly. I would appreciate having another perspective to counter Krugman's and Zakaria's liberal point of view.

    July 20, 2014 at 11:18 am | Reply
  7. virginia

    It was disgusting watching GPS today. As I listened to Fareed's guest Steve Cohen shooting off his mouth how it is Ukraine fault for starting the war, not russia, I wanted to break his neck. Cohen should not be on anyone show and he should be fired from his position as a so-called professor. Where in the hell did your people come up with fools like him. Thanks God, the lady from Canada was there telling the truth. Why does all news networks keeping bringing the same two-legged human garbage on their shows running their worthless mouth and shooting off their worthless opinions. I also tick off by the fact that all US news organizations are one sided when it come to israel and palestine. God did not give the land called Palestine to the jews – they stole it the same way as all other invaders – ethic cleaning and genocide. I'm for Palestine and I consider Americans as traitors for their allegiance and one-sided defense of israel – tell the whole story if you can GPS

    July 20, 2014 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • brooklynresident

      I totally agree with you!

      July 20, 2014 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • Isa

      I advise you to search for alternative information in the internet. Read both sides and then deside. It is amazing to see how blind they keep you in the US. They can make you belive whatever they want, when the facts are out in there

      July 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Reply
      • David

        The news quest for viewers has created many very bias reports. Its kind of sad to say the least.
        2000 eastern Ukraine dead and today was the first time I heard it. Even if Putin directly gave the order to fire that missile, the blame is shared on both sides. But no matter who's to blame, the lives lost will not come back sadly. Joep Lange was a big contribute and did so many good things. Sad

        July 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm |
  8. Sylvia

    Mr. Krugman's comments on Medicare spending is misleading and disingenuous. My husband is a doctor and I manage his practice. The reason Medicare costs are "down" is because they have cut reimbursement rates so drastically. In fact, they have cut them so low, many doctors are being forced to abandon their private practice and join hospitals and imaging centers are gonig out of business. This is a purposeful attempt to force everybody into a single payor system. To further illustrate that this is by design ( single payor) the reimbursement rates for the same procedure is higher for hospitals than for freestanding imaging centers and doctors. Another misstatement by Krugman relates to his statement about how Obamacare is doing "everything" it set out to do. I can say firsthand that many patients who recently subscribed to Obamacare are unable to obtain care because Obamacare has not set up the infrastructure necessary for them to get the care. For example, we were recently informed by one of the imaging centers that we provide service to has not been able to see patients because they do not have contracts with Obamacare. When the office called to seek pre-authorization for the scan, they were informed that if they accepted the "terms" of the contact over the phone, they had authorization. The problem was they were not provided with the contract or time to review/vet the contract. Perhaps Mr. Krugman should "pinch himself" when he reports this important fact about Obamacare in his column.

    July 20, 2014 at 11:21 am | Reply
  9. chri§§y

    I agree @ virginia...its rather two faced how our government verbally attacks Russia for doing exactly what Israel has been doing to Palestine which our government CONDONES! If you straddle a fence and play both sides you are bound to get hurt! This countrys government needs to quit playing both ends against the middle!

    July 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm | Reply
  10. info

    وردت معلومات مؤكدة من جهاز المخابرات العراقي مفادها ما يلي:
    1) تم نقل حاويات كيماوية لغاز السارين وغاز الخردل إلى العراق لاستخدامها بواسطة مدفعية الميدان ومدافع الهاون المتوفرة لدى الجيش العراقي.
    2) تم تخزين هذه الأسلحة الكيماوية في مخازن خاصة بأطراف مدينة الحلة ومدينة كربلاء وتحت حراسة عصائب أهل الحق.
    3) يشرف على أوامر تنفيذ القصف بالأسلحة الكيماوية مباشرة نوري المالكي، واللواء طالب جغاتي، وفالح الفياض، وقيس الخزعلي، وأبو مجاهد وآراس حبيب الفيلي.
    4) سيتم تنفيذ ضربات كيماوية منسوبة زورا للثوار ضد مناطق شيعية تحتوي على مزارات دينية لغرض تأجيج الوسط الشيعي وإعلان الحرب الطائفية... يرجى التعميم لإحباط هذا المخطط الخبيث ضد الشعب العراقي، ولدرء الحرب الطائفية التي يسعى المالكي وإيران إلى إشعالها.
    5) ستقوم حكومة المالكي بقصف مناطق في بغداد والمحافظات الشيعية بالكيماوي لتنسب هذه العملية للثوار، لأنه بالآونة الأخيرة، وقبل أيام، أرسلت حكومة المالكي رسالة إلى الأمم المتحدة حول سيطرة الثوار على مخازن الكيماوي في منشأة المثنى.

    ونحيطكم علما بأن العراق خال من الأسلحة الكيماوية من العام 1998، وإن الأسلحة الكيماوية الموجودة في العراق حالياً نُقلت من النظام السوري لاستخدامها ضد مناطق شيعية في بغداد والمحافظات الشيعية، وخاصة الكاظمية وكربلاء والنجف وسامراء وبلد، حيث مراقد أهل البيت (رضوان الله عليهم) وإنسابها إلى الثوار، وهذه خطة قاسمي سليماني لإثارة حرب طائفية شعواء، ومبرر لدخول الجيش الإيراني للعراق لحماية المراقد... وهذه آخر أوراق المقبور نوري المالكي.
    يرجى التعميم /
    ././..............................................................

    July 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • DeeNC

      Huh?

      July 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Reply
    • bobcat2u

      That's easy for you to say.

      July 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Reply
    • my10cents

      This is the translation I was able to obtain:

      1) chemical containers were transferred to sarin and mustard gas to Iraq for use by field artillery and mortars in the Iraqi army. 2) this was stored chemical weapons in private stores on the outskirts of Hilla, Karbala and guarded AAH. 3) oversees the implementation of orders the bombing of chemical weapons directly Nouri al-Maliki, and Talib gghati, and Faleh, and Kut, Abu Mujahid and Arras Habib Feili. 4) chemical strikes will be falsely attributed to rebel against Shiite areas contain religious shrines for fuelling the Middle Shia sectarian war declaration of ... Please generalize to thwart malicious scheme against the Iraqi people, and to prevent sectarian war that Al-Maliki and Iran to ignite. 5) the Maliki government bombed areas in Baghdad and the Shiite provinces of chemo for this process is attributed to the rebels, because recently, a few days ago, Maliki's Government sent a letter to the United Nations about rebel control on chemical warehouses in Muthanna. And please note that Iraq is free of chemical weapons from 1998, and that the chemical weapons existing in Iraq is now removed from the system

      July 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • my10cents

      FYI, This is the translation I was able to obtain:

      1) chemical containers were transferred to sarin and mustard gas to Iraq for use by field artillery and mortars in the Iraqi army. 2) this was stored chemical weapons in private stores on the outskirts of Hilla, Karbala and guarded AAH. 3) oversees the implementation of orders the bombing of chemical weapons directly Nouri al-Maliki, and Talib gghati, and Faleh, and Kut, Abu Mujahid and Arras Habib Feili. 4) chemical strikes will be falsely attributed to rebel against Shiite areas contain religious shrines for fuelling the Middle Shia sectarian war declaration of ... Please generalize to thwart malicious scheme against the Iraqi people, and to prevent sectarian war that Al-Maliki and Iran to ignite. 5) the Maliki government bombed areas in Baghdad and the Shiite provinces of chemo for this process is attributed to the rebels, because recently, a few days ago, Maliki's Government sent a letter to the United Nations about rebel control on chemical warehouses in Muthanna. And please note that Iraq is free of chemical weapons from 1998, and that the chemical weapons existing in Iraq is now removed from the system

      July 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  11. shoeone

    Stephen Cohen has long been an apologist for the Soviet Union and now Putin's Russia, and his appearance on GPS did not disappoint. It's hard trying to defend a bunch of drunken terrorists, led by current or former members of the Russian intelligence services, particularly when they down a defenseless jetliner and kill 298 innocents, but Cohen, as usual, is able to ignore reality and find some way to blame Ukraine for this tragedy. He is truly the Walter Duranty of our time. Chrystia Freeland, on the other hand, knows exactly what she is talking about when it comes to Ukraine. It is a pity that, in the name of "false equivalence" she has to share the same air as someone like Dr. Cohen.

    July 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  12. DeeNC

    Anyone who has seen "the Russia Expert" S. Cohen on GPS before will understand that he is blinded by Putin's aggression toward Ukraine for only one reason, which he very clearly stated the last time he was on and that is Putin has been very kind to the Jewish people of Russia. It's his one and only reason for loving Putin and he is blind to every other terrible thing he has done. I only wish Fareed would stop having this well educated but blind man on as a Russia "expert". He once might have been but he's gone way down the rabbit hole and should only be on Faux News from now on. Thank goodness for Chrystia Freeland and here insightful and up-to-date information.

    July 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  13. chri§§y

    Ukraine is NOT the bad guy here! Your 2 seconds of fame is over now!

    July 20, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  14. Christyna Bodnar Sheldon

    Please keep ill-informed, hate-filled, and destructive people like Stephen Cohen off your program. His comments on Ukraine and Putin on today's show were inaccurate and misleading. Cohen would blame everyone, including the United States, for the horrendous behavior of Kremlin-supported minions for the tragic events happening in Eastern Ukraine, a position that has no support in the civilized world.

    July 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  15. entendu33

    Stephen Cohen is fundamentally wrong in what he's said at the program today. Eastern Ukraine's "rebels" or "separatists" are Kremlin proxies joined by criminal elements. Biographies of these "separatists" are available online from reputable sources, and they speak for themselves. I follow American media online and on TV, and I am amazed at how few people really understand the situation on the ground. It is not that Ukraine is blameless, but one should really consider "young democracy" trying to turn the country to join the civilized world and making mistakes along the way and Russia, led by a dictator, former KGB agent, that has no shame in a way it treats its own citizens and the world. Fareed Zakaria is one of few people in our media who is *very* knowledgeable and understands what is what. He is not influenced by the Russian (Soviet-type) propaganda machine.

    July 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  16. David

    I would like to thank you for being the only person on CNN today (at least from what I have seen) actually tell the other side of the story. Thank you for inviting Stephen Cohen to show the other side. From the first time I read this, I was curious on why the Separatist were even shooting planes down. Now that it has been showed that Western Ukraine has been bombing the East, its really isn't fully the Separatist's fault for this. The west is as much to blame for this tragedy as the East. I love how some 2000 civilians have been killed by the bombings and this is the first time I have ever seen this on CNN. You smell that? Smells like bias.
    I realize bad mouthing Russia gives you more views, but as reporters, isn't it your duty to display both sides of the story and avoid bias?

    July 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm | Reply
    • David

      TBH, now I completely understand the Separatists view when they did this (if they did, which come on... facts do point to them). Knowing Eastern Ukraine has been bombing them, they see a huge plane. What would they see the plane is? A passenger plane or a bomber ready to bomb their families and friends? I believe both parties really need to get a peace agreement going and talk about it or more disasters like this can happen.

      July 20, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Reply
  17. Warren Keegan

    Dear Mr. Zakaria, Steven Cohen asserts that the Ukrainian government is bombing cities in the Eastern Ukraine. This is the first I have heard of this alleged bombing with high casualties. Is this true and factual? If it is, why is there no reporting in the Western News? If it is untrue, why do you allow a guest to make unsupported claims without challenge? Am I wrong in expecting that your guests are relying on information which is believed to be accurate by you?

    Warren Keegan, Rye, NY

    July 23, 2014 at 10:00 am | Reply

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