Blog entries from: Global Public Square

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October 24 2014

From Global Public Square Fri Oct 24 2014, 19:22:09

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN On GPS this Sunday: The show opens with a special live segment to discuss the shooting that took place this week in Ottawa. What do we know about the attack? How serious is the threat of lone extremists? And how should [...]

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October 23 2014

From Global Public Square Thu Oct 23 2014, 19:04:08

By Fareed Zakaria The most striking aspect of Snowden's substantive revelations on foreign intelligence is their limited consequences. That's because they mostly showed the U.S. government doing secretly what it has said it is doing publicly -- fighting the Taliban, spying in countries such as Pakistan and searching for al-Qaeda cells around the globe. The [...]

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From Global Public Square Thu Oct 23 2014, 18:51:12

By Fareed Zakaria "Some evidence points to the shooter being influenced by the Islamic State militant group to try and kill top leaders in Canada. The attack came two weeks after Canada decided to join the American-led attacks on IS," writes the Christian Science Monitor. "His motive may seem like revenge. But IS leaders must [...]

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October 22 2014

From Global Public Square Wed Oct 22 2014, 18:27:07

For more What in the World watch Sundays at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. ET on CNN By Global Public Square staff Since the financial crisis of 2008, the global economy has been in slow motion. As a result, commodity prices have fallen dramatically. But there was one great puzzle - the price of oil [...]

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October 21 2014

From Global Public Square Tue Oct 21 2014, 16:39:44

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN Fareed speaks with Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander at NATO and author of The Accidental Admiral, and Daniel Benjamin, a former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department and now director of The Dickey Center for International Understanding, about [...]

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From Global Public Square Tue Oct 21 2014, 16:16:26

By Fareed Zakaria "Gadhafi's death was a landmark, but three years later, it cannot be convincingly called a good as much of a mess as ever," writes Adam Taylor in the Washington Post. "In a confusing, chaotic situation, fighting is split among Arab nationalists, Islamists, regional militias and more. Recently, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have [...]

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October 20 2014

From Global Public Square Mon Oct 20 2014, 17:59:24

Fareed speaks with Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who co-discovered the Ebola virus. You worry about the fact that this could spread in the very large, very congested cities in Africa, for example, in Nigeria. And at that point, this could really spread like lightning. Well, first of [...]

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From Global Public Square Mon Oct 20 2014, 10:36:37

Watch 'Roots', a CNN special, this Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For the past couple of months, CNN correspondents and anchors, including me, have been doing deep reporting on a topic that's rather foreign to most of us. That topic is ourselves, our family histories, where we came from. In short, our roots. It was [...]

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October 18 2014

From Global Public Square Sat Oct 18 2014, 23:29:44

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN By Fareed Zakaria For any strategy to work in Syria, it needs a military component and a political one. The military one - a credible ground army - is weak. The political one is non-existent. The crucial underlying reason for the [...]

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From Global Public Square Sat Oct 18 2014, 15:48:17

By David Cook, Special to CNN Editor's note: David Cook is an associate professor in the Department of Religion at Rice University and the author of Understanding Jihad. The views expressed are his own. News that the Nigerian Salafi-jihadi group Boko Haram may have agreed on a truce with Nigeria's government, after some four years [...]

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