Amanpour

Amanpour

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

Episodes

June 22, 2024 40 mins
As Russia and North Korea's outcast autocrats put on a splashy show of mutual back-scratching, how will America’s next president challenge the anti-US axis? Biden and Trump insiders make their case. Then from the Amanpour Archive, the time The Star-Spangled Banner rang out in North Korea, in a bygone age for musical diplomacy. Also this hour, the doctor who saved the Hamas leaders’ life, and the Palestinian struggle seen through th...
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Today, the US Supreme Court offered a boost to the Biden administration by backing a federal gun ban for domestic abusers. But all eyes are on some key decisions which are yet to be released. These include whether former President Trump is protected from prosecution for actions taken while he was president, whether the prosecution of January 6th rioters via an obstruction statute is lawful, and if a restrictive Idaho abortion ban, ...
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Israel’s military appears to be countering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's goals for the war in Gaza. In an interview, IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari acknowledged what many observers have been arguing for months, saying, “Hamas is an idea. Those who think we can make Hamas disappear are wrong.” Israeli Doctor Yuval Bitton agrees; he probably knows the senior level of Hamas better than anyone.  Also on today's show: De...
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June 19, 2024 59 mins
For the first time in nearly 25 years, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is in North Korea to visit its leader, Kim Jong-un. The leaders have signed a new strategic partnership agreement – a reflection of how important this burgeoning alliance has become to both countries, as Putin increasingly relies upon North Korean weaponry to support his war in Ukraine. Correspondent Mike Valerio walks us through the visit so far, joining the ...
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For the first time in 24 years, Vladimir Putin is heading to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-un, raising concern in Washington. Five years ago Donald Trump became the first US president to meet the North Korean leader when he briefly stepped across the DMZ. With American elections five months away, people at home and abroad are starting to consider what a second Trump term could bring. In a new article for foreign affairs, Trump’s ...
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June 17, 2024 59 mins
US Special Envoy Amos Hochstein came to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and urge de-escalation on the Lebanon border. Correspondent Ben Wedeman reports on how a wider war could erupt there. Ben's report is followed by Christiane's interview with the new leader of Israel's once-powerful Labor Party, former IDF Commander Yair Golan.  Also on today's show: UNICEF global spokesperson James Elder; Candice Carty-Wil...
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Divine intervention. Pope Francis makes history, weighing in on ethical AI at the G7 summit. This hour, the risks and rewards of Artificial Intelligence with a panel of industry leaders. Managing misinformation in a critical election year and how technology is changing what it means to be human. Also this hour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus on confronting death and a giant parrot in her new movie, "Tuesday." Then, from the archive, why Naren...
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A grim milestone in Afghanistan this week as the country marks a thousand days since girls were banned from attending secondary school. This as the Taliban continue to tighten their grip on the country, despite promising moderation after taking power in August 2021. It's a reality Malala Yousafzai calls “gender apartheid” - a term she calls on world leaders to recognize as a crime against humanity. Malala of course is a survivor of...
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June 13, 2024 59 mins
G7 world leaders gathering in Italy today have agreed to loan Kyiv some 50 billion dollars backed by the profits from Russia's frozen investments. Political scientist and former advisor to the EU's foreign policy chief, Nathalie Tocci joins the show from Rome and Senior International Correspondent for the French channel BFMTV, Thierry Arnaud joins the show from Paris.   Also on today's show: actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, journalist Ni...
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June 12, 2024 58 mins
Last month was the hottest May ever, marking the 12th consecutive month that records were broken. In a major new cover article for The Atlantic, journalist George Packer spent months reporting from Phoenix, Arizona exploring the quixotic growth fueling urban expansion, even as the water runs dry and the heat kills hundreds. Packer joins the program along with climate expert Leah Stokes.  Also on today's show: Asif Kapadia and Joe S...
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For the first time in more than eight months of war, the United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. The security council says Israel has accepted the proposal, and US officials are now pressuring Hamas to do the same. But, there are few signs of concrete commitment to ending the war. Joining the show to discuss are Daniel Kurtzer, former US ambassador to Israel and Egypt, and ...
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One of the biggest exercises in democracy this year is filling 720 seats from 27 countries in the European Parliamentary elections. As results continue to flood in, a split-screen image is emerging. Establishment parties did well in many countries and EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen's centrist European People's party will remain the largest group. But in France, Marine Le Pen and her far-right allies won twice as many ...
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This week we mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, a turning point in history, and a triumph of democracy over tyranny. Today, with war raging again in Europe, its legacy is more important than ever. We start the show with actor Tom Hanks, who has been pivotal in bringing Second World War stories to life. Christiane asks Hanks about the legacy of the Greatest Generation, and why it is so important to remember the price o...
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June 7, 2024 59 mins
President Joe Biden spoke today from Pointe De Hoc in France, where 80 years ago, 225 US rangers faced withering gunfire to claim a small patch of territory that became a crucial step in reclaiming Europe from the Nazis. In Paris, Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky and apologized for delaying a critical aid package which was help up by Republicans in congress. Christiane Amanpour joins the show from Paris, where ...
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June 6, 2024 59 mins
On June 6th 1944, the allied forces landed on the Omaha Beach in Normandy, breaking through the Nazi’s Atlantic wall. At huge cost they turned the tide of World War II and began the liberation of Europe: a moment of time forever immortalised as D-Day. US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron led the 80th anniversary commemorations in Normandy today and stood beside those world leaders were soldiers past and prese...
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June 5, 2024 58 mins
Joe Biden's controversial executive action on migrants who cross the southern border illegally came into effect overnight. Biden says he was left with "no choice," blaming Republicans for blocking a bipartisan border deal. It's a huge shift for the democratic party, who for years criticized President Trump's policy on immigration. Andrea Flores was a former adviser to President Obama and President Biden on immigration policy and sh...
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June 4, 2024 59 mins
In Israel, any hopes for a ceasefire deal appear to be dwindling. President Biden announced on Friday that the latest ceasefire plan had come from Israel, and was welcomed by Hamas – and yet, Netanyahu is vowing to continue the war until Hamas is destroyed. All of this is creating an understandable air of confusion. Meanwhile on the ground in Gaza, the death toll has surpassed 36,400 and the situation for those held captive worsens...
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It's a breakthrough moment for Mexican women as former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is elected the country's first female president. While the result is undoubtedly historic, many see her as the continuity candidate -- Sheinbaum is the protege of the popular outgoing president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador -- and are concerned that while she will continue his popular anti-poverty measures, she may also inherit some of his anti...
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In the wake of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, her sisters set the record straight on her legacy in a new documentary and relive the moment O.J. was acquitted of her murder. Also, John Legend joins to discuss Afghanistan’s answer to American Idol and cultural revolution through music. Then our roundtable conversation on the big stories of the week. Plus, a retrospective on the development of the atomic bomb with one of the few ...
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Splashed across newspapers the world over is the historic news of the first-ever criminal conviction of a former US president. Former US Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal joins the show to discuss the facts of the case and what happens next.  Also on today's show: Norm Eisen, former House Judiciary Special Counsel in Trump’s first impeachment trial; David Urban, Republican strategist; Sarah Longwell, Executive Director, Republic...
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