On Fareed Zakaria GPS Today

Insights, analysis and must reads from CNN's Fareed Zakaria and the Global Public Square team, compiled by Global Briefing editor Jason Miks.

May 6, 2018

On Today's Show

On GPS at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN:

First, Fareed gives his Take on President Trump's warning about the migrant caravan that traveled from Central America, and what it says about the midterm elections.

"Why is he demonizing these destitute, defenseless people? The most likely answer is he is searching for a strategy for the upcoming midterm elections, which are looking grim for Republicans," Fareed says. "So, what is the way out for Republicans? Clearly, they have decided to focus on the cultural anxieties of the American public."

Then: President Trump has just days left to decide whether he's going to unilaterally pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. What would it mean if he did? Fareed is joined by Ernest Moniz, Energy Secretary under President Obama, who was one of the top officials in the talks on the agreement between Iran and world powers.

Also on the show: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a primetime presentation outlining what he believes is wrong with the nuclear deal – and why he doesn't believe the world can trust Tehran. So, what is the view from Israel? And how effective was Netanyahu's presentation? Fareed digs deeper into the issue with Major General (ret) Danny Yatom, a former head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. Yatom is now a member of an organization of top Israeli retired generals who are concerned about the future of that nation, called Commanders for Israel's Security.

Plus: Last week, the world got an unprecedented look at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Fareed is joined by Sue Mi Terry, who was a senior analyst on Korea issues at the CIA, to discuss what kind of insights Western intelligence agencies might have been offered – and what President Trump should know about the man he might be meeting with.  

Watch Sue Mi Terry discuss Kim Jong Un's personality

And: For the past two years, the World Economic Forum has put wealth inequality at the top of its list of global risks. In America, the three richest men hold more wealth than the entire bottom 50 percent of the population, according to the Institute for Policy Studies. What should the response be? Joining Fareed to talk about the issue is Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who discusses the subject in his new book, "Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn."

Take This Week's GPS Challenge

Which country has the most polluted cities and towns? Where was Karl Marx born? Which leader apologized this week over controversial comments?

Find out the answers to these questions and more – and see how other GPS viewers did – by taking this week's quiz here: cnn.com/fareedquiz

Are You a Superforecaster?

GPS has teamed up with Good Judgment Open to allow viewers to weigh in with their predictions on some of the big questions of 2018. Is a US-Iran military clash likely? Will Bashar al-Assad still be Syria's president at the end of the year? Join thousands of GPS viewers currently forecasting on these questions and more by signing up for the Global Judgment Challenge here



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