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

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Ukraine plugging the frontline gaps Amanpour
This weekend marks two years since Vladimir Putin ordered the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. However, despite his attempts, his forces have not been able to capture the country's capital or overthrow its government, and with the support of NATO, the country has been able to resist Russia. But as the war enters its third year, Ukraine’s forces are outmanned and outgunned, desperately trying to fill the gaps on the front lines.  Also on today's show: Diane Foley, President and founder, James W. F...Show moreoley Legacy Foundation / Co-author, “American Mother” & Colum McCann, Co-author, “American Mother”; Yevgenia Albats, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The New Times / Friend of Alexey Navalny; Alexei Ratmansky, Russian-American choreographer and ballet dancer/ Artist in residence, New York City Ballet/ Former Director of Moscow Bolshoi Ballet  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 21, 2024
Special report: Bereaved families in Ukraine Amanpour
As Ukraine prepares to mark two years of war, many in the country are wrestling with the absence and loss of their loved ones on the front. Christiane reports from a military cemetery in the western city of Lviv to speak with some of the bereaved.  Also on today's show: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba; Jonathan Glazer, Director, "The Zone of Interest"; Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief, Haaretz  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 20, 2024
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour is in Ukraine where, days away from the second anniversary of the war, there are feelings of urgency and of frustration. As American support dries up, just as Ukraine needs it most, Russia has delivered a frontline defeat and now its flags are now flying over Avdiivka in the east. Still Ukraine battles on: with fewer weapons, less ammunition and troops staggering from two years of war. Christiane spoke to President Zelensky on stage at the Munich Security Conference.  Also on...Show more today's show: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary-General; Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia; Pete Ricketts, U.S. Republican Senator; Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 19, 2024
President Zelensky on the death of Alexey Navalny and saving Ukraine’s future. Amanpour
Christiane is in Munich, where world leaders are gathering for the annual security conference, amid an anxious atmosphere after the death of Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny. Christiane asks is this a message to the world? Also, can NATO count on America, after republican front runner Donald Trump invited Putin to invade any NATO nation? And can Ukraine hold off Russia for another year? Christiane interviews the man in the eye of the storm, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Also, this hour: ...Show moresuperstar Matt Damon on his new documentary “Kiss the Future” about how art and music can sustain life in times of war. Then, correspondent Matthew Chance, has a special report from Kathmandu, where desperate families are left clueless when their husbands and sons are recruited by Russia to fight its war in Ukraine. Plus, legendary Hollywood actress Jodie Foster on making her return to the small screen, in True Detective. She’s joined by her co-star, a world champion boxer, Kali Reis. And in the Amanpour Archive: Christiane looks at the messy, often deadly process of demining in Afghanistan and the terrible legacy of war. And finally, in Ask Amanpour a viewer from South Africa wants Christiane’s take on the possibility of a one-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 17, 2024
How Navalny became face of resistance Amanpour
The jailed Russian opposition leader and outspoken Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has died aged 47 in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a 19-year sentence, according to the Russian prison service. Correspondent Matthew Chance reports on how Navalny rose to become Putin’s most prominent opponent and what drove him to continue his opposition, knowing the inevitable consequences.  Also on today's show: Nina Khrushcheva, Russian Historian / Professor, International Affairs at The New Schoo...Show morel; Hillary Clinton, Former US Secretary of State / Former US Senate Democrat; Mikhail Zygar, Author, "All the Kremlin's Men" / Author, "War and Punishment"; & Peter Pomerantsev, Author, "This is Not Propaganda" / Senior Fellow, Agora Institute Johns Hopkins University  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 16, 2024
Focus on NATO's future Amanpour
Allied defense ministers are presenting a united front for a meeting in Brussels today as recent comments by Donald Trump cast a shadow over NATO’s 75-year-old alliance. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker and Former Supreme Allied Commander General Philip Breedlove join the show to discuss what a Trump win could mean for America’s future in the bloc.  Also on today's show: Dr. Tariq Haddad, Palestinian-American Advocate / Cardiologist; Dominic Erdozain, Author, "One Nation Under Guns"  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 15, 2024
Report: Ukraine gains upper hand in battle for Black Sea Amanpour
As the second anniversary of the Russian invasion looms, continuing successes in the Black Sea are one surprising bright spot for Ukraine. The nation’s Defense Intelligence has announced it attacked and destroyed a large landing ship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, the Caesar Kunikov, with maritime drones off the coast of Crimea. Correspondent Melissa Bell reports on what this achievement means for Ukraine’s future in the war.    Alson on today's show: Michael Mann, Director, Center for Science, Su...Show morestainability & the Media, Univ. of Pennsylvania / Author, "Our Fragile Moment"; Kim Daniels, Member, Vatican Communications Department / Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University; Ganesh Sitaraman, Law Professor, Vanderbilt University / Author, “Why Flying Is Miserable and How to Fix It”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 14, 2024
Former Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher Amanpour
The Senate finally passed the stalled aid package for Ukraine and Israel but there's still no guarantee it will make it through the house, where MAGA-minded politicians are becoming more and more hostile to sending assistance to Kyiv. Meanwhile in Cairo, the US and Israeli intelligence chiefs are meeting with intermediaries to hammer out a hostage deal and pause the war. In Gaza, all eyes are on Rafah, where Palestinians are bracing for an Israeli ground offensive, even though President Biden is...Show more urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold off and come up with a clear plan about how to achieve its goals and protect civilians. Last night Jordan's King Abdullah, the first Arab leader to visit the White House since October 7th, called for a ceasefire. Joining the program to discuss all this is Marwan Muasher, Jordan’s former foreign minister.  Also on today's show: Matt Damon talks about producing the new documentary "Kiss the Future"; Benjamin Herold, author, "Disillusioned"  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 13, 2024
US Senate Independent Angus King Amanpour
Nine months to go before the next presidential election and former President Donald Trump is already sending shockwaves around the international community. At a rally in South Carolina, he suggested he would “encourage” aggressors to “do whatever the hell they want” with NATO countries that fail to pay their dues. Independent Senator Angus King spent the weekend with colleagues working on the foreign aid bill, just days after making an impassioned speech on the senate floor about the importance ...Show moreof supporting Ukraine. He joins the show from Washington DC.  Also on today's show: Yael Noy, CEO, Road to Recovery; Sarah Helm, journalist and author; former State Department official Jared Cohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 12, 2024
GOP snatches defeat from the jaws of victory after tanking border bill Amanpour
Playing politics or playing with fire? As the Republican Party tanks a border security deal it spent months demanding, Christiane asks former GOP lawmaker Will Hurd what his party stands for, and whether it's ready to reap what it sows in November. Hurd accuses Donald Trump of using the border crisis as a “political tool,” and agrees that his competency is in doubt after a string of low-energy rambles. He also tells Christiane that Putin is an adversary, despite what “nuts like Tucker Carlson'' ...Show moresay. Then, veteran democratic political strategist Simon Rosenberg reveals what the polls aren’t telling you about “damaged goods'' Donald Trump - and why the GOP implosion on the border crisis is another major win for Democrats. CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen shows us the remarkable resilience of Ukraine’s war-weary children, forced to learn in subterranean “bunker schools,” as Putin’s war rages overhead. In the Amanpour Archive this week - a look at a transformative time in Iran, the homeland where Christiane grew up and then left after the 1979 islamic revolution, which took place 45 years ago this week. Then, in her Letter from London, Christiane stops in at Kim's Convenience - the award-winning comedy-drama which became a major Netflix sensation - that has just made a triumphant return to the stage. Christiane talks to the show's creator and star Ins Choi, along with cast-mates Miles Mitchell and Jennifer Kim. And finally in Ask Amanpour - why AI doesn’t have to be scary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 10, 2024
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