Fareed Zakaria was just six-months-old when his father was elected to be a government minister in India, but his background remains a mystery. His father was orphaned as a child, and Fareed does not know much about his background. Fareed and his mother took DNA tests that turned up some surprising results on their roots journey.
Fareed sat down with Anderson and discussed why he was initially so reluctant about researching his roots.
Fareed Zakaria speaks to Anderson Cooper about why the international community is moving so slowly in its response to the crash of Flight 17. He describes how this crisis feels like a return to the cold war and why it is so difficult to use sanctions to pressure the Kremlin.
Tariq Khdeir is a Palestinian-American teen whose beating at the hands of Israeli police is adding fuel to the latest violence. Senior White House officials say they were shocked by the tape of the Tampa, Florida high school student's beating. Israeli authorities accuse Khdeir of attacking security officers and he is now under house arrest. His aunt, Suhad Abu Khadeir, and family attorney Hassan Shibly spoke with Wolf.
Fareed Zakaria discusses the dynamics driving this latest violence between Israelis and the Palestinians.
There are serious questions about how far Russian President Putin really thought through the Crimea invasion. There is late word that President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed a possible "off-ramp" for Russia to end the crisis. Anderson discussed Putin's motivations with CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein and Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS.
A new exam given to 15-year-olds around the world found American students scores were average in science and reading and below average in math. What's also troubling is America saw little or no gains in the last decade while other countries raced ahead. Anderson discussed what all of this means with Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS and Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World–and How They Got That Way."
David Gergen, Charles Blow, CNN’s Newt Gingrich and Fareed Zakaria discuss the nature of a potential U.S. strike in Syria.
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