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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Turbulent Times in the Middle East: Café Chat Part One

April 21st, 2014
07:47 AM ET

Connect the World's new home in the UAE is a relative haven of stability in a volatile part of the world. But it's certainly not immune from the interwoven issues that keep its neighbors in the headlines.

In the latest of her café conversations, Becky Anderson sits down with three Middle East experts to gain their insights on Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egpyt. What does the future hold for these key regional players and how will what happens there impact the UAE and its GCC allies?

Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Becky's Interviews • General • Middle East

Georgia's Saakashvili Weighs in on Ukraine Crisis

April 16th, 2014
08:41 PM ET

As tensions escalate in Eastern Ukraine and the prospect of war looms ever closer, Becky Anderson quizzes former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili about his experience of confronting the Kremlin and looking to the West for support.

Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Crimea • Ukraine

El-Sisi and the Future of Egypt

April 15th, 2014
07:50 PM ET

Violence, civil unrest and alleged human rights abuses threaten to overshadow May elections in one-time Middle Eastern powerhouse Egypt. But military maestro and presidential favorite Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is hoping to put his country back on the map for the right reasons.

As Egypt seeks to consign the failure of the Arab Spring to the past, CNN's Becky Anderson discusses the prospect of el-Sisi in power and the regional repercussions. She is joined by the Brookings Institution's H.A. Hellyer and The National's Chief Columnist Faisal al-Yafai.

Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Egypt • General • Middle East

Is Bashar al-Assad Winning Syria's War?

April 15th, 2014
11:37 AM ET

On Sunday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a group of Damascus students that victory in his country's civil war was within sight. As al-Assad eyes a third presidential term, Amara Walker talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf about the country's prospects after three bloody years and 150,000 deaths.

Filed under:  Analysis • General • Middle East • Syria

Becky's First Week in Abu Dhabi

April 10th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

Connect the World with Becky Anderson has now been broadcasting for a week from its new home in the UAE. In this video, Becky visits Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island, where she reflects on her initial impressions, and looks ahead to the future of the city and the show.

Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • General • Middle East
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