July 20th, 2014
02:58 PM ET

Zbigniew Brzezinski on Putin: "He has gotten himself into a horrendous jam."

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS featured an interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor. Brzezinski spoke with Fareed about what is likely to happen next in the Ukraine/Russia conflict after the downing of MH17 and gave his take on the Israeli /Hamas conflict.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Brzezinski on European reaction to MH17: “My sense is that the European public opinion is aroused.  This humanitarian issue is so tragic, so painful, so cruel and so unnecessary that the Europeans are beginning to be moved.  But each of the major European leaders has a role to play.  Chancellor Merkel has to face the fact that her predecessor, also a chancellor, was one of the creators of Europe's dependence on Russian energy supplies. Does Europe want to become a satellite?  I think President Hollande has to face the fact that he cannot now, at this moment, be sending advanced arms to help Russia.  Prime Minister Cameron should face the fact that the city of London has become a Las Vegas for Russian financial transactions that are self-serving. There are responsibilities these leaders have to face and they have public opinions which I think are becoming increasingly aware that this is truly a moment of decisive significance for the future of the system - of the world system.”

 Brzezinski on the idea of a new Cold War: “I would say that we're not starting the Cold War.  He (Putin) has started it.  But he has gotten himself into horrendous jam.  I strongly suspect that a lot of people in Russia, even not far away from him who are worried that Russia's status in the world is dramatically being undermined, that Russia's economically beginning to fail, that Russia's threatened by the prospect of becoming a satellite to China, that Russia's becoming self-isolated and discredited.”

 Brzezinksi on Netanyahu’s strategy is Gaza: “No, I think he (Netanyahu) is making a very serious mistake.  When Hamas, in effect, accepted the notion of participation in the Palestinian leadership it, in effect, acknowledged the determination of that leadership to seek a peaceful solution from Israel - with Israel.  That was a real option.  They should have persisted in that.  Instead Netanyahu launched the campaign of defamation against Hamas, seized on the killing of three innocent Israeli kids to immediately charge Hamas with having done it without any evidence, and has used that to stir up public opinion in Israel in order to justify this attack on Gaza which is so lethal.  I think he is isolating Israel.  He's endangering its longer-range future and I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.”

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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July 13th, 2014
10:46 AM ET

Swedish FM Carl Bildt: POTUS handle on Ukraine crisis 'better than he's given credit for'

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Prime Minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt.  Bildt speaks with Fareed about Russia's continued tension with Ukraine and how the West- particularly President Obama- has responded to the situation. In addition, Bildt also reveals his thoughts about how this crisis may play out over the next two years.

While discussing President Obama's handle on the Ukrainian situation, Bildt said to Fareed, "...nothing is perfect, but I think it's been better than he's given credit for."

A transcript and a web exclusive video from the interview are available after the jump.

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July 6th, 2014
01:04 PM ET

Peter Beinart: 'Willingness to embrace soccer' reflects a 'shift' in the U.S.

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Peter Beinart, associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York and a contributor to The Atlantic. In the interview, Beinart disagrees with Ann Coulter’s view that U.S. interest in soccer is a sign of moral decay, and instead, argues that it is a sign of globalization.

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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June 29th, 2014
11:14 AM ET

Fmr. U.S. Treasury Secy. Rubin on climate change: “The risk here is catastrophic”

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with the former U.S. Treasury Secretary under George W. Bush, Henry Paulson, and the former U.S. Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, Robert Rubin.  Paulson and Rubin speak with Fareed about their new report on the future of our environment if Americans do not start taking preventative measures against climate change, the cost of inaction, and the limitations to progress posed by Washington. Additionally, Paulson and Rubin also speak with Fareed about the U.S. fiscal outlook and economic recovery.

A transcript and videos from the discussion are available after the jump.

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June 8th, 2014
11:54 AM ET

President of Kiribati Anote Tong on climate change: "It's too late for us" on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Anote Tong, President of Kiribati. Tong speaks with Fareed about how climate change is critically effecting the island nation, and what role America plays in the debate.

On the subject of America's role in the climate change debate, Tong said to Fareed, "Let me make the point that whatever is agreed within the United States today, with China, it will not have a bearing on our future, because already, it's too late for us.  And so we are that canary.  But hopefully, that experience will send a very strong message that we might be on the front line today, but others will be on the front line next - and the next and the next."

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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May 25th, 2014
11:05 AM ET

Bewkes on television's second golden age

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner. Bewkes spoke with Fareed about the differences between television in the 1960's and television today, why TV is in its second golden age, and the future of the industry.

A transcript and a video of the interview are available after the jump.

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May 11th, 2014
10:48 AM ET

Kissinger on Russia's global integration

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS featured interviews with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Nixon Administration) and Karl-Theodor Zu Guttenberg, the former German defense minister about recent developments between Russia and Ukraine and the international response to the ongoing crisis.

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
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May 4th, 2014
11:33 AM ET

Cohen: Sanctions path is "strong and strategic"

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the U.S. Treasury Department, David S. Cohen. Cohen spoke about the U.S. sanctions on Russia and why he thinks they will work. 

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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April 27th, 2014
01:29 PM ET

Tom Donilon on Fareed Zakaria GPS

CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS features an interview with Tom Donilon, the former national security advisor to Obama, about the President's trip to Asia and the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

A transcript and video of the interview are available after the jump.

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April 20th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

Michael Porter on GPS: Is the U.S. #1?

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with professor at the Harvard Business School, and Director at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Michael Porter. Porter spoke about “The Social Progress Index”, a new report that ranks countries on how well their citizens live. He discussed why the United States rank 16th.

In the interview, Porter said to Fareed, “At some level in America, we have incredible access to information and communication, but  if you look at objective measures of whether that’s penetrated very broadly throughout our population and to, really, all of our citizens, that’s where we start to come up short.”

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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