September 5th, 2010
11:00 PM ET

GPS September 5, 2010: Best of GPS 2010

This week, three of the most fascinating interviews GPS has ever aired.

First up, a real-life Russian thriller. The amazing tale of William Browder, once the largest foreign investors in Russia. His money made him a target and someone close to him paid the ultimate price. It certainly sounds like a Hollywood movie, but it isn't – it's real life.

Then, have you ever met a jihadi?  Despite Britain’s serious crackdown on radical Islamic activity over the last few years, homegrown jihadis continue to preach their message in the U.K.  Fareed sits down with one of London’s own radicals, Anjem Choudary.

And then, hers is a story of rags to ultimate riches. Zhang Xin grew up in the slums of Hong Kong and is now worth billions of dollars. Zhang, one of China’s biggest real estate developers, speaks candidly about what she finds wrong with the Chinese system that made her so rich.

And finally, the Last Look: a golf course where the water hazards could be truly deadly.

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Topics: Best of GPS • China • Economy • Global • GPS Episodes • GPS Show • Middle East • Russia • Security • Taliban • Terrorism • United Kingdom
July 11th, 2010
11:00 PM ET

GPS July 11, 2010: GPS in the U.K., Chancellor George Osborne, interview with a jihadi

GPS broadcasts out of the U.K. this week.

An exclusive, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer or Finance Minister, George Osborne.

An interview with a British jihadi.

Plus, some thoughts from Fareed on the incredible shrinking Royal Navy.

And, well, we can't visit London without showing you some soccer – I mean, football fans.

Read the full transcript here.

Topics: Afghanistan • Best of GPS • Economy • Europe • GPS Episodes • GPS Show • Iraq • Islam • Military • Politics • Taliban • Terrorism • United Kingdom • United States
May 23rd, 2010
11:00 PM ET

GPS May 23, 2010: Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili, William Browder on Russia's corruption

Is Russia a reliable partner? Can we deal with it? Can we make arms control agreements with it? All these questions in a way come back to the central mystery and riddle about Russia.

We present two interviews with people who have had dealings with Putin's Russia. First, an extraordinary story about an ordinary man who simply wouldn't accommodate himself to the brutality and corruption of the new Russian state. It's a riveting tale with a terrible ending.

Then the president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, on his dealings with Russia two years after the Georgian War.

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Topics: Best of GPS • GPS Episodes • GPS Show • Russia • Security
January 3rd, 2010
08:00 PM ET

GPS January 3, 2010: Panel Discusses President Obama's First Year in Office; Interview With Military Expert Tom Ricks

Today, a mix of the new and the old. GPS presents a few terrific panels we've done, and also some new material of particular interest.

We spoke back in November with an extraordinary panel of eminent historians - Peggy Noonan, Walter Isaacson, Robert Caro and Nell Irvin Painter.

Also on the show, a battle you might never have heard of, the Battle of Wanat. But if you care about the U.S.'s involvement in Afghanistan, you'll want to learn all about it. Many say it encapsulated many of the problems that America faces in the world at large.

The best military reporter, military expert in the country, Tom Ricks, joins Fareed to tell you all about it.

And while much of the focus of the nation and this show is on the hotspots around the world, what about the rest of the world? We'll talk with the famous international writer and scholar, Kishore Mahbubani of Singapore, to get a very different perspective on the world.

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Topics: Afghanistan • Best of GPS • Global • GPS Episodes • GPS Show • Military • Politics • President Obama • Taliban • United States
December 27th, 2009
11:00 PM ET

GPS December 27, 2009: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Malcolm Gladwell

An exclusive interview with the president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev (Originally aired in September) and a new interview with the always fascinating writer, Malcolm Gladwell.

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Topics: Best of GPS • Culture • Current Events • Economy • Europe • GPS Episodes • GPS Show • Russia
November 22nd, 2009
11:00 PM ET

GPS November 22, 2009: Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, Maziar Bahari

From Delhi, Fareed interviews the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh.

An exclusive interview with Maziar Bahari, the "Newsweek" reporter who spent four months in an Iranian prison. He has a harrowing, moving tale to tell.

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Topics: Best of GPS • Global • GPS Episodes • GPS Show • India • Iran • Pakistan • Politics • United States
September 6th, 2009
11:00 PM ET

Watch GPS September 6, 2009: ENCORE: Interviews with Robert Gates, Eliot Spitzer & the Dalai Lama Himself

This is GPS, the global public square. Welcome to all of you in the United States and around the world. I'm Fareed Zakaria. This week, an encore of the interview from May with the secretary of defense, Robert Gates.


Also, on today's show, Eliot Spitzer's unique perspective on the financial crisis, having vigorously and controversially pursued AIG when he was the attorney general of New York State. And his response to critics who say he has no right to judge others ever again.

The Dalai Lama's unique world view on all things. And Kim Jong- il's unique recreational facilities. It's a great show filled with some GPS's best stuff. So let's get started.

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Topics: Best of GPS • GPS Episodes • GPS Show