June 1st, 2014
12:22 AM ET

On GPS Sunday: Talking U.S. foreign policy, and a Freakonomics way to solve problems

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

On GPS this Sunday: It has been big week for American foreign policy – from President Barack Obama's speech, to Edward Snowden, to the European elections. Fareed convenes a foreign policy panel to make sense of everything, including Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Canadian member of parliament Chrystia Freeland, and writer and commentator Dan Senor.

Next, could Afghanistan actually turn out to be a success? Fareed will make the case for optimism.

Also, from what to have for dinner...to how to fix global warming – a revolutionary new way to solve problems from Freakonomics writers Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.

And, a woman who went from shoplifting anti-capitalist to founder and CEO of a major retailer – Sophia Amoruso talks about clothing store Nasty Gal, and offers some advice for millenials.

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  1. Wendy

    In re:the potty training with M&Ms....any psychologist, therapist, child development specialist etc will tell you that a variable ratio/variable frequency schedule of reinforcement is the most potent for shaping or changing and maintaining behavior. This is basic to all training , education and learning theory. 1:1 reinforcement does nothing except teach dependency on external motivators and control (in this case parents and M&Ms .
    The overarching problem this piece illustrates to me is the a siloed thinking that has become pervasive in this age of "expert" vs. Ian integrated approach to dealing with complex problems.
    I watch your show every Sunday and usually appreciate that you support and represent more global and integrated perspectives. I felt compelled write and call attention to this particularly different piece. Thanks for your great work.

    June 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm |
  2. mikserg

    Fareed will make anything into 'success', even Afghanistan. He is an Indian flea market salesperson.

    June 2, 2014 at 2:51 am |
  3. Not easy situation ... in foreign policy

    Mr.Obama failed recently 'trading with terrorists' – this will have negative consequences for Americans, Corporate America and Washigton DC – because the world is watching – and they are stronger, more sophisticated.

    June 2, 2014 at 9:58 am |
  4. chri§§y

    We should be all torn up about "corporate america"? Are you for real? Lmao or the clowns in DC! Get real.

    June 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm |
  5. Wendy S

    What is wrong with us as a society? Why do we always have to be so punitive and unforgiving? The fact that Bergdhal was physically, emotionally and mentally abused for five years ONLY BECAUSE HE WAS AN AMERICAN, should be enough to redeem him. He has suffered enough!!

    June 8, 2014 at 10:51 am |

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