Russian authorities in the region of Kursk -- close to the border with Ukraine -- said today a drone had hit an airfield. Does that signal a new phase in the war? Christiane asked US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, just back from visiting Kyiv where she met with President Zelensky.
Also on today's show: Former Israeli Diplomat Ido Aharoni Aronoff; Caoilfhionn Gallagher, lead international counsel for Chinese billionaire Jimmy Lai; New York Times photojournalist Lynsey Addario.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
How Russia's invasion of Ukraine has impacted Lithuania
Yet another wave of Russian missiles threatened Kyiv today, prompting air raid sirens across the capital and sending citizens scrambling to find shelter. This as President Volodymyr Zelensky criticizes the West for only capping Russian oil at $60 dollars per barrel. French President Emmanuel Macron has drawn a wave of criticism from both Ukraine and Baltic states for saying that the West should think about how to give Russia security guarantees “the day it returns to the negotiating table." Lithuania is one Baltic state deeply impacted by all of this - the is country sandwiched between Russian territory Kalingrad and Belarus. Lithuania Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė is on an official visit to the United States this week and she joins Christiane from Pennsylvania.
Also on today's show: Actor Bill Nighy, writer and narrator Rick Stengel.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Where does the GOP go from here?
Regardless of who wins the Georgia's Senate runoff next week, the Democrats will hold the Senate in the next Congress, after an expected red wave at the midterms turned out to be more of a light splash. Even though the GOP took the House, the repercussions of that vote are spelling trouble for Kevin McCarthy, as fringe members of his party push back against his candidacy for House speaker. So where does the GOP go from here? And what does that mean for America as a whole? Asa Hutchinson, who has been Governor of Arkansas since 2015 and will soon leave the post after the maximum two terms, joins the show to discuss.
Also on today's show: Dr. Anthony Fauci, author Tiya Miles.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Exclusive: Hillary Rodham Clinton
From Iran to Afghanistan and beyond, women are standing up and resisting intense crackdowns on their rights and freedoms. Women’s equality is now the focus of a summit hosted by former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, her daughter and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. Friday’s event will bring together “advocates, artists, political and policy leaders from around the world to address defending and advancing women’s rights.” The agenda includes voting rights, healthcare, peace, the workplace, and more. It’s a fight Secretary Clinton has led for decades, and she joins the show from Arkansas for an exclusive conversation.
Also on today's show: Acclaimed American soprano Renée Fleming on her comeback role at the Met; journalist Natalie Kitroeff.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
One-on-one with Antony Blinken
Russia must pay for its “horrific crimes” in Ukraine – that’s according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has announced plans for a special court to prosecute Russian offenses. While holding Russia accountable is a long-term goal, Ukraine’s need for weapons and equipment now is dominating this week’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Romania. With winter setting in and Russia’s relentless attacks hobbling Ukraine’s infrastructure, Christiane speaks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken from the sidelines of the NATO meeting.
Also on today's show: Alison Davidian, special representative, UN Women in Afghanistan; FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh, the first woman to head New York City's fire department.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy