October 4th, 2014
03:14 PM ET

Netanyahu: Commonality of interests with moderate Arab states

Fareed speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israel’s ties with its neighbors. Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

Are you in a tacit alliance with the moderate Arab states like Egypt and Saudi Arabia?

I would say there's a commonality of interests that has crystallized – and I've never seen in my lifetime – because all the Arab states identify, as we do, the supreme challenge is of a nuclear Iran and the radical Sunnis making inroads into Sunni states. And they recognize that it imperils their societies. And, of course, they all want to get rid of Israel on their way to the Great Satan. We're just the little Satan. The Great Satan is the United States. And they all have these mad ideologies.

So we share the common interest to address those dangers.

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August 17th, 2013
02:29 AM ET

How entrepreneurship is thriving in the Middle East

Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

Fareed speaks with Chris Schroeder, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, about entrepreneurship in the Middle East.

But the states of the Arab world are highly statist…I don't think of them as places where you would see the growth of entrepreneurship.

One of the great stories about entrepreneurship now is the fact that so much is happening bottom-up, again, enabled by technology. And so as you know better than anyone, all emerging markets have tremendous complexity and histories and legacies to work at.

But all of a sudden, when young people have these devices in their hands and they have the access to technology, they can collaborate, share ideas and solve problems in very, very different ways.

So what have you found going around?

So what I've found overall are sort of three buckets of entrepreneurs. And by the way, this is as true in North Africa as in Yemen, in the midst of all the things that are going on. As you see often in emerging markets, you have entrepreneurs who are taking things that have been successful elsewhere and they're taking it to the Middle East.


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How a global warming skeptic came to change his mind
August 7th, 2012
10:20 AM ET

How a global warming skeptic came to change his mind

There is broad scientific agreement global warming is happening and that humans are at least partially to blame. But there are some important scientific skeptics. Last month, in the New York Times, one of the most important of them did a public about-face. Richard Muller, a physicist at the University of California at Berkeley, now says it’s real and humans are almost entirely to blame. Here’s his conversation with Fareed Zakaria from the latest episode of GPS.

You say in that piece that all scientists should be skeptics. And I think you’re right. I remember Niels Bohr once said that every statement should be taken by a scientist as a provisional hypothesis that has to be tested. So what made you start doubting your original skepticism? What evidence convinced you that something real was happening here?

The issues were so large that about two-and-a-half years ago, my daughter and I began a major scientific research effort in which we recruited a dozen of some of the top scientists in the world, including Saul Perlmutter, who won the Nobel Prize last year – well after he joined our team. So we felt there were questions that were valid, questions about data reliability, about data adjustment, about the choice of the stations which had been used. These demanded attention and I couldn’t get the answers. The only way to do it is to do the study ourselves.


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Topics: Energy • Environment • GPS Episodes • GPS Show
May 4th, 2012
12:54 PM ET

Watch GPS: An unlikely defense of the 1%

On "Fareed Zakaria GPS" this week: the global economy, China, the war on terror and a controversial defense of the 1%.

Fareed kicks things off with his Take: How Americans may have won the war on terror, but they don’t look like a people who have won a war.

The Financial Time's Martin Wolf and TIME’s Rana Foroohar help make sense of the U.S. jobs numbers, the recession in Europe and more about the global economy.

Then, exclusive to GPS, an unlikely defense of the 1%. Former Bain Capital Managing Director Ed Conard argues in a new book, “Unintended Consequences," that inequality is not necessarily bad. The rise of the 1% is good for the 99%, he argues.

Finally, the great historian Robert Caro on the years of President Lyndon Johnson, why he mattered and what we have to learn from him now.

All this on GPS Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern. Excerpts below: FULL POST

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Topics: Economy • Elections • GPS Episodes • GPS Show • Occupy Wall Street
April 27th, 2012
02:02 PM ET

Watch GPS: How corrupt is China?

On Fareed Zakaria GPS this week, the U.S., China, Pakistan, Mexico and more.
Fareed kicks things off with his take: President Obama’s current campaign push is for the “Buffett Rule.” But instead, he should focus on Warren Buffett’s other mantra: “Invest in America”

The Bo Xilai scandal has gone from being an Agatha Christie story to a Chinese version of Watergate. The New Yorker’s Beijing correspondent Evan Osnos sits down with Fareed to explain the larger ramifications.

Then we get the real story on Pakistan’s "Memogate. " Exclusive to CNN, for the first time on TV since the scandal broke, Husain Haqqani explains why he lost his job as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S.

What in the World explores a bizarre finding: Why net migration from Mexico to the U.S. has dropped to zero.

Then Fareed goes 1-on-1 with a man who served as National Security Advisor to two U.S. Presidents – Brent Scowcroft. They discuss Syria, the Middle East peace process, and more.

Finally, Charles Duhigg is on the show, with lessons from his great new book, The Power of Habit.

All this on GPS  Sunday at 10am and 1pm Eastern. Excerpts below:


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April 21st, 2012
04:32 PM ET

Watch GPS: France's elections and Andrew Sullivan on being HIV positive

On GPS this Sunday - France's elections, India's missile test, the drug war in Mexico, and more.

I host an all-star GPS panel exploring the ramifications of this Sunday's French elections. His guests compare the first round to a U.S. primary, where politicians play to far ends of the spectrum. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Edward Luce, Bret Stephens and Emmanuel Saint-Martin weigh in.

Also: Hitting a BRIC wall. Investor Ruchir Sharma explains why Brazil, Russia, India, and China look tired. Instead, the future of growth lies elsewhere.

And then we have a moving interview with Newseek's Andrew Sullivan. He opens up about how being HIV positive delayed his getting a Green Card for 18 years. He's got his now, but he's still fighting to change a law that bars a gay Green-Card-seeker from qualifying via marriage to an American.

What in the World explores a controversial line of thinking: Despite 50,000 drug-related killings in 6 years, why Mexico may finally be winning the war on the cartels.

All that and more, on GPS this Sunday, 10a and 1p Eastern. Don't miss it!

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Topics: Elections • Europe • GPS Episodes • Health
Watch GPS: Sex, politics and religion
March 31st, 2012
01:06 PM ET

Watch GPS: Sex, politics and religion

The three things your mother told you not to talk about at the dinner table: Sex, politics and religion. I have a great panel to talk about the intersection of all three in the 2012 presidential race.

Then, is space the final frontier of foreign policy? That's what astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson says. And he's warns us that the United States is losing the current battle.

Finally, is America "coming apart"? I'll talk to author Charles Murray who has a controversial book out about the current class struggle. It's subtitled "the state of white America, 1960-2010."

Be sure to tune in to CNN this Sunday at 10am or 1pm EST.

Watch GPS: The year of the election
March 24th, 2012
09:19 PM ET

Watch GPS: The year of the election

2012 is the year of the election. Not just in the United States, but Russia just voted, France will vote next month, and China's top leadership will undergo an upheaval toward the end of the year. What will all these changes mean for the world...and for world affairs? Sunday at 10a and 1p ET on CNN GPS, I'll have a great panel to discuss this.

Then, President Obama just named his nominee to run the World Bank. I'll talk to the one of the only people who has run that institution for two terms, James Wolfensohn, the world's banker.

And what's the secret to business success in the digital age? I'll ask serial entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, who was in the on ground floor of LinkedIn, Paypal and Zynga, among many others.

Also, can you be friends with your friend's enemy? Playground politics on the international stage.

March 16th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Watch GPS: George Clooney on why the crisis in Sudan affects your wallet

George Clooney was arrested this morning for protesting about the situation in South Sudan. I interviewed him earlier this week.  My interview will air in full this Sunday at 10a and 1p Eastern on CNN, but here's an excerpt from Clooney on why the crisis in Sudan affects your wallet:

"China has a $20 billion oil infrastructure in the Sudan. They get 6% of their oil imported from the Sudan. And the South Sudan has the oil and North Sudan has the refineries, and North Sudan was taking that money from the oil and not giving it back and buying weapons to hurt the South. So about six weeks ago, the South said, 'OK, we're done.' And they shut off the oil.

So China suddenly is getting no return on their money. That gives us a unique position, as opposed to looking to them as humanitarians or to do the right thing, we can meet with China - not we, but a high-level government official - could meet with China and say 'Let's work on this together, because we both, economically, would benefit by a resolution, a cross-border resolution.'"

"Right now, our gas prices go up as the president said in his press conference because when the Chinese aren't getting their 6% from the Sudan, they're getting it from somewhere else and that raises the price for all of us. So it's something that's mutually beneficial."


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March 10th, 2012
02:47 PM ET

Watch GPS: Kissinger on the GOP, Putin and Iran

On Fareed Zakaria GPS this week, 1-on-1 with the only man who has been U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser simultaneously: Henry Kissinger. Kissinger shares his thoughts on Russia (he’s met Putin 20+ times), negotiating with Iran, and the GOP’s presidential candidates.

That, plus Israeli PM Netanyahu’s U.S. visit and the forgotten Middle East peace process, with Daniel Levy, Bret Stephens, Elliott Abrams, and Rula Jebreal.

And What in the World – real democracy at work in China’s Wukan village, and what it means for the country.

Here are some excerpts: FULL POST

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Topics: 2012 Election • GPS Episodes • Iran • Russia
March 2nd, 2012
03:29 PM ET

Watch GPS: Will Israel strike Iran?

On GPS this week, will Israel strike Iran? I speak to an Israeli journalist with access to the highest echelons of power: Ronen Bergman of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's top-selling daily.

Also, looking ahead to Super Tuesday: TIME's Joe Klein, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, Chrystia Freeland, and Reihan Salam weigh in on the GOP candidates.

Also on GPS, where will the next financial crash come from? Hint: it's not Europe, and it's not the U.S.

All that and much more. Here are three excerpts from Ronen Bergman:


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February 24th, 2012
02:49 PM ET

Watch GPS: Brzezinski "embarrassed as an American" by GOP candidates

On Fareed Zakaria GPS this week at 10am and 1pm ET on CNN: America’s road ahead in Syria, Iran, Egypt, and more.  Fareed is one-on-one with former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

The foreign policy theorist also shares his thoughts on the world view of the GOP candidates. Also on the show, What in the World: While worrying about Islam, the West seems to have forgotten about Egypt’s real enemy – the military.

And we have an all-star GPS panel on the economy: Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget David Stockman, the Financial Time's Gillian Tett, and Zanny Minton Beddoes from The Economist.


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