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April 18 2014

From Global Public Square Fri Apr 18 2014, 17:09:22

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN On GPS this Sunday: GPS will bring you the latest on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Then, we'll go in-depth on sanctions. Many said they would never work, and that Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn't care. But have they actually done [...]

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From Global Public Square Fri Apr 18 2014, 17:08:44

By Tyler Cullis and Jamal Abdi, Special to CNN Editor's note: Tyler Cullis is a policy associate at the National Iranian American Council. Jamal Abdi is policy director at NIAC. The views expressed are the authors' own. The United States could be on the verge of securing a historic agreement over Iran's nuclear program, one [...]

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From Global Public Square Fri Apr 18 2014, 13:24:52

By Fareed Zakaria Over the past 2 months, we have watched what has looked like a minor version of the Cold War ramp up between the West and Russia. And it has left many people wondering, "How did we get here?" Was this confrontation inevitable or did the West mishandle Russia, from the start? In [...]

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From Global Public Square Fri Apr 18 2014, 09:42:46

By Will Marshall, Special to CNN Editor's note: Will Marshall is the president of the Progressive Policy Institute. The views expressed are his own. No country has embraced renewable energy more avidly than Germany. But a host of untoward realities - soaring electricity bills, rising carbon emissions and growing dependence on Russian gas - are [...]

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April 17 2014

From Global Public Square Thu Apr 17 2014, 18:12:38

By Fareed Zakaria "Thanks to McCutcheon, only quid pro quo corruption is sufficient to trigger any restrictions on campaign contributions--meaning, direct bribery of the Abscam or American Hustle variety, presumably captured on videotape for the world to see. The appearance of corruption? Forget about it. Restrictions on elected officials soliciting big money? Forget about them, [...]

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From Global Public Square Thu Apr 17 2014, 11:26:03

Fareed speaks with Helene Gayle, president of CARE USA, and Bill Easterly, professor of economics at New York University and author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, about whether foreign aid is effective. Watch the video for the full discussion. So the context here is Bill Gates [...]

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April 16 2014

From Global Public Square Wed Apr 16 2014, 14:55:41

International attention might currently be focused on Crimea and eastern Ukraine, but does another territorial dispute involving a major power, this one in the South China Sea, also have the potential to flare up into full-blown conflict? Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor and author of Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Apr 16 2014, 12:06:02

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN Fareed speaks with the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, about the prospects for a peace plan that includes East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. Watch the video for more. What are the solutions? Well, I'll leave that to the national government. [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Apr 16 2014, 11:45:31

For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN Believe it or not, there is one country on earth that is home to both U.S. and Russian soldiers, the opposing nations stationed a mere 20 miles from each other. It's a landlocked, mountainous country, and its parliament has [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Apr 16 2014, 09:29:24

By Laura Pitter, Special to CNN Editor's note: Laura Pitter is a senior national security researcher at Human Rights Watch. The views expressed are the writer's own. Under growing pressure to rein in domestic surveillance, President Barack Obama recently offered a proposal to end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records. Under the new [...]

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