July 4th, 2014
02:44 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Where will Middle East turmoil lead? And, how effective are drones?

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

On GPS this Sunday: The show will start with the Middle East, where Iraq has exploded into civil war, Syria's own war has intensified and the Israelis and the Palestinians are once again facing off. How does this all end? With new states all together or just unending violence?  Fareed will speak with Robin Wright, author of Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World, and Fawaz Gerges, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics.

“Barack Obama is correct to basically keep a distance from the killing fields in the Middle East,” Gerges says. “Barack Obama is correct to let the region develop its own instruments of government. The reality is this is a crisis that only people in the region should and can resolve.”

Then...Can the U.S. fight against terrorists with just spies and drones? Fareed will hear from Jack Devine, whose stints with the CIA included acting director and associate director of overseas operations, and Greg Johnsen, a journalist, scholar and expert on the use of drones.

Also, despite being ousted from the World Cup, the United States has become a soccer nation. Ann Coulter says it's a scary sign of a new America. Peter Beinart suggests she's half right.

Then, Washington D.C. is broken, but America is actually working surprising well. In the second in our Where America Works series, GPS takes you to a place with an unemployment rate half the national average. How does this city do it?

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  1. Eddie Fonseca

    When we hear as Americans about another bombing from the Middle East which has claimed some innocent lives from a child playing on the streets in Tel Avi Israel with his Jewish and Arab Jewish friends, or another solider who has been killed by some group of sick Muslim terrorists which hate American freedom and our great nation then as Americans we know that we need more air drones patrolling the sky's of the Middle East keeping our soldiers safe at all times. The turmoil in the Middle East has been a sticky diplomatic situation for many years, which dates back to the wars in Iraq and Kuwait when diplomatic solutions have failed to bring peace to the Middle East. As an American who has traveled to the Middle East and Israel, and have spend time talking to college and University educated Jewish and Middle East young men and women they tell me to bring peace to the Middle East Arabs must work together with the state of Israel to find way's to combat terrorist organization's that bring chaos to people lives in Israel and the Middle East. As Americans we know the road to freedom requires sacrifice from our soldiers who put their own lives at risk in a foreign land, so we as average Americans can live the American Dream, from owing a house and having a great job also not worrying about terrorists planning the next 9/11 attacks on our great nations soil again like they did in New York City. Without the Middle East and Israel coming up with a better plan of combating terrorists recruiting groups which threaten peace, in their lands and make it an American problem to deal with will we as the average American have to read and listen to how the Middle East how their diplomatic and military actions controls our lives at home and aboard for years to come.

    July 8, 2014 at 1:35 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Come on Eddie, you sound like another hateful, right-wing Tea Partier who thinks that murder solves all the world's problems. Wise up, will you? Murder is never a good thing.

      July 8, 2014 at 10:43 am |
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