October 17th, 2014
10:27 PM ET

A DNA test helps Fareed Zakaria find his roots far from India

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.

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Filed under: Fareed Zakaria • Roots
July 22nd, 2014
11:23 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Will Russia ever accept responsibility for the downing MH17?

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.

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Filed under: Fareed Zakaria • MH17 • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin • Web Exclusive
July 7th, 2014
10:49 PM ET

Beaten Palestinian-American teen's aunt: If he wasn't a U.S. citizen, he would have died in jail

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.

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Filed under: Fareed Zakaria • Gaza • Hamas • Israel • Palestine • Tariq Khdeir
March 4th, 2014
10:10 PM ET

Would Putin be interested in an "off-ramp" to end the Ukraine crisis?

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.

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Filed under: Carl Bernstein • Fareed Zakaria • Ukraine
December 4th, 2013
12:18 AM ET

Are U.S. students lagging behind the rest of the world?

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." 

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September 20th, 2013
09:56 PM ET

Giuliani: Iran ‘played us for a fool before’

Fareed Zakaria and fmr. New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss whether Pres. Obama should meet with President Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly.

Filed under: Fareed Zakaria • Iran • Presiden Barack Obama
September 11th, 2013
01:26 AM ET

Syrian "voice of truth" on America's options

Zaidoun has seen and suffered the brutality of the Assad regime. The Syrian activist has been jailed in Syria at least twice. Zaidoun joins the panel to weigh in on the latest diplomatic moves and the threat of American military force.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Andrew Sullivan • Chemical Weapons • Christiane Amanpour • Fareed Zakaria • Syria
September 11th, 2013
01:06 AM ET

Did Pres. Obama's speech change minds?

John King has the result of a CNN instant poll taken moments after the President's address on Syria. Was this a game changer? Anderson and his panel breakdown the numbers.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Andrew Sullivan • Barack Obama • Chemical Weapons • Christiane Amanpour • Fareed Zakaria • Syria
September 4th, 2013
10:11 PM ET

Zakaria: U.S. strike would be 'war'

David Gergen, Charles Blow, CNN’s Newt Gingrich and Fareed Zakaria discuss the nature of a potential U.S. strike in Syria.

Watch the rest of the conversation here:

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Filed under: David Gergen • Fareed Zakaria • Newt Gingrich • Syria
November 21st, 2012
11:19 PM ET

What Israel's military strength means for the Mideast

Ben Wedeman, Fareed Zakaria and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the military status of Hamas and Israel after the conflict.

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