Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.


March 20, 2023 55 min

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping came together in Moscow today in what Beijing is casting as a “journey of peace.” But with Putin intent on crushing Ukraine’s democracy and Xi hoping for a new world being made more in Beijing’s image, is it more like the rise of the authoritarians? Vladimir Milov is Russia’s former deputy minister of energy, and he joins the show alongside former Pentagon official Mich...

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First: The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin for allegedly deporting Ukrainian children to Russia. 

Next: A harrowing look at the Iraq invasion 20 years on through the lens of an acclaimed photographer. 

Then: An investigative journalist in Mexico dives into cartels, drugs, immigration and what's behind the epidemic of the disappeared. 

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A lightning Russian invasion into a neighboring state sends shockwaves around the world. President Putin blames the west, and in particular the United States, for triggering its attack. The White House scrambles to make the right response. Not Ukraine today, but Georgia in 2008, when then-President George W. Bush was stunned by a Russian attack on one of its neighbors. It proved a learning moment and demonstrates how the Bush era c...

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March 15, 2023 55 min

Israel is facing unprecedented internal unrest as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forges ahead with a controversial bill to allow lawmakers a political veto over the Supreme Court, and therefore the independent judiciary. Ever since its founding, Israel has proclaimed itself the sole democracy amid dictatorships and authoritarians. Its strongest allies like the United States have touted that very democracy as a key reason for its...

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It is painful, it is tough, and it’s where Ukraine’s future will be determined, says Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky of the brutal fighting in the east of his country. Russians and Ukrainians are essentially locked in a war of attrition, each side rapidly losing troops, something Russia has in much bigger supply. Few actually know the stakes of this fight better than the Baltic states – they are Putin’s neighbors and some of...

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March 13, 2023 55 min

The families of Americans imprisoned in Iran are being buffeted by a sort of psychological warfare between adversarial states. Over the weekend, Iran’s foreign minister said a prisoner swap agreement between his country and the US has been brokered, and now the ball’s in America’s court – but Washington quickly quashed that. The State Department’s Ned Price called it “a cruel lie that only adds to the suffering of their families.” ...

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March 10, 2023 54 min

A damning lawsuit has revealed shocking details about the inner workings of Fox News Corporation. Dominion Voting System says Fox News is seeking a first amendment license to knowingly spread lies. In a new court filing, the company claims Fox has already admitted that its on-air statements about Dominion rigging the 2020 election were false. It comes as a slew of messages reveal Tucker Carlson’s real, and surprising, opinions on f...

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Today's show begins with an extremely difficult conversation under highly unusual circumstances. Siamak Namazi is an Iranian-American businessman who has been imprisoned in Iran for over seven years. While several American detained in Iran have been released as part of prisoner swaps with the US -- Namazi's own father was released on medical grounds last October -- Siamak continues to languish in prison, even going on a week-long h...

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On International Women's Day, Russia's President Vladimir Putin handed out medals to women he called heroes, while Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky marked the day by celebrating the "strength and freedom" of Ukrainian women. Fiona Hill served as deputy assistant to the president for European and Russian affairs under President Trump. She joins the show to discuss. 

Also on today's show: Mahnaz Afkhami, Former Iranian Ministe...

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Christiane is in Washington, D.C., where the perennial issue remains one that much of the world grapples with: migration. President Joe Biden has resorted to tough measures to reduce the flow of people across America's southern border, amid reports that he is mulling a policy of detaining migrant families entering the country illegally. It would be a major reversal by the president, who initially stopped this Trump-era practice. Th...

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The US and its NATO allies are watching closely developments in eastern Ukraine, where the battle for Bakhmut rages – and where Russia may be on the cusp of victory in the city. Meanwhile in the south, Russian shelling has killed three people, including two children, according to the Ukrainian military. Mike Mullen served as President Obama’s chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and joins the show from Maryland. 

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March 3, 2023 54 min

Life in prison – that’s the sentence handed down today to disgraced former attorney Alex Murdaugh for killing his wife and 22-year-old son. It’s hard to overstate just how influential the Murdaugh family has been in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. Alex Murdaugh was a kingmaker in the legal world, and now he’s a convicted murderer. The true crime story has captivated the nation for what it reveals about power and privilege,...

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March 2, 2023 54 min

Israel is in chaos as its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu desperately tries to calm protests rocking his country. They started after a controversial decision he made to reform the judiciary. Meanwhile, violence is flaring in the West Bank and now Netanyahu's Finance Minister Bezaelel Smotrich is facing backlash after making incendiary comments, saying the Palestinian town of Huwara "needs to be erased." Shireen Falah Saab, an Ara...

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Worrying news from Iran, where the UN’s nuclear watchdog has found near bomb-grade levels of uranium. CNN has seen a restricted report which found uranium particles enriched to almost 84% - very close to the 90% needed to make a nuclear bomb. It comes amid alarming allegations of human rights violations by the regime against protesters, and shocking accounts of torture and sexual assault at the hands of the Revolutionary Guards. Th...

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February 28, 2023 55 min

Nigeria’s main opposition parties are calling for a fresh election before ballots have even finished being counted. They’re saying that Saturday’s presidential vote was “irretrievably compromised,” with Nigerian voters complaining of intimidation and voter suppression. So far, the official count says the ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu leads nationally, but a shocking result saw him lose in Lagos to outsider candidate Peter Obi....

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February 27, 2023 54 min

More than 60 people are dead after a wooden boat sank off Italy’s southeastern coast on Sunday. On board were migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Iran. Dozens are still missing and an urgent search and rescue is underway, as Ben Wedeman reports from Rome. 

Also on today's show: Immigration attorney Andrea Martinez; Dr. Madeline Li. psychiatrist and provider, Medical Assistance in Dying; Mark Whitaker, author, “Saying...

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February 24, 2023 54 min

One year ago today the world changed when Russia marched across the border into Ukraine. To mark the anniversary, Christiane is in Kyiv, a city everyone thought would fall in a couple of days. But 365 days later, the capital still stands, autocracy has been weakened and democracies stand stronger. Today Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky visited injured soldiers in hospital, telling troops that over the next year he wants victo...

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The brutality of war has been a daily tragedy for almost a year in Ukraine. Cities, towns and villages on the eastern front are now reminders of devastation and suffering. The town of Vuhledar in Bakhmut is one of them. Alex Marquardt gets an exclusive look inside the town. 

Also on today's show: Denise Brown, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine; US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Jessica Chen Weiss, Professor f...

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Christiane is in Kyiv marking one year since Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine. U.S. President Joe Biden has spent three days in Ukraine and in neighboring Poland shoring up America’s supporting for Ukraine and presenting a united front against Russia. Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks exclusively to Christians about what more the allies can do to secure a Ukrainian victory. 

Also on the show: President Zelensky’s senior ...

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All eyes were on Eastern Europe today as Joe Biden was welcomed in Poland, where he pitted the war in Ukraine as the defense of democracy against autocracy. Tomorrow Biden meets with the so-called Bucharest Nine, a group made up of former Soviet republics. Among them is the Czech Republic, and its President-elect Petr Pavel speaks exclusively with Christiane about Biden’s visit and the unity of EU and NATO countries in supporting U...

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