Blog entries from: Global Public Square


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August 1 2014

From Global Public Square Fri Aug 1 2014, 18:10:29

Fareed speaks with Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski about the recent downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine and the European Union's response. Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN. Do you feel that there are any signs in the past that even the [...]

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From Global Public Square Fri Aug 1 2014, 16:00:53

By Sarah Margon, Special to CNN Editor's note: Sarah Margon is the Washington director of Human Rights Watch. The views expressed are her own. As he stood before Ghana's parliament in July 2009, President Barack Obama set out some guiding principles to underscore his interests in Africa. "[G]overnments" he said, "that respect the will of [...]

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From Global Public Square Fri Aug 1 2014, 09:10:57

By Leon Aron, Special to CNN Editor's note: Leon Aron is a resident scholar and the Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. The views expressed are his own. Two wars - one in Gaza the other in eastern Ukraine - are unfolding simultaneously. They have nothing in common except this: both should [...]

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From Global Public Square Fri Aug 1 2014, 08:01:50

By Fareed Zakaria "U.S. federal courts have issued two noteworthy rulings on guns in the past week," writes Francis Wilkinson for Bloomberg View. "One is constitutionally significant: It overturns the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home, while showcasing the gun-rights movement's aggressive legal and political efforts to eliminate virtually all regulation. [...]

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July 31 2014

From Global Public Square Thu Jul 31 2014, 23:37:38

By Fareed Zakaria When he came to power in 2000, Putin seemed a tough, smart, competent manager, someone who was determined to bring stability to Russia -- which was reeling from internal chaos, economic stagnation and a default in 1998. He sought to integrate Russia into the world and wanted good relations with the West, [...]

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From Global Public Square Thu Jul 31 2014, 14:32:18

By Peter Schechter and Jason Marczak, Special to CNN Editor's note: Peter Schechter is director and Jason Marczak is deputy director of the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. The Center recently published a report titled "Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean's Gamble with Venezuela." The views expressed are their own. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived [...]

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July 30 2014

From Global Public Square Wed Jul 30 2014, 18:12:22

By Kevin O'Donnell GPS intern Kevin O'Donnell speaks with Jorge Dominguez, professor of Mexico studies at Harvard University, faculty associate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the author of numerous books on Cuba, about relations with the United States. The views expressed here are his own. It seems discussion about Cuba [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Jul 30 2014, 14:00:35

By Bruce Stokes, Special to CNN Editor's note: Bruce Stokes is director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center. The views expressed are his own. It is conventional wisdom among many pundits and opinion leaders that recent revelations of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency have deeply scarred America's reputation abroad. The [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Jul 30 2014, 11:58:19

By Fareed Zakaria "China's nearly $4 trillion in reserves -- accumulated through its mercantilist trade policies -- give it plenty of ammunition to claim leadership in the creation of a new monetary order," writes Kwasi Kwarteng in the New York Times. "The Chinese, however, are most unlikely to bid for monetary hegemony in the near [...]

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July 29 2014

From Global Public Square Tue Jul 29 2014, 17:11:15

CNN's New Day speaks with Fareed Zakaria about the roots of the unrest in the Middle East. This is an edited version of the transcript. Who are the key players, and what are their current positions? Benjamin Netanyahu is, of course, the prime minister of Israel, a longtime hawk and longtime hardliner on Israeli security [...]

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