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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.

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

Secret City: Sharjah

July 1st, 2014
04:24 PM ET

In recent years, the emirate of Sharjah may have been overshadowed by the rise of its southern neighbors Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But 2014 is Sharjah's year in the limelight. It's been honored as the Capital of Islamic Culture and its rich history and artistic offerings are coming to the fore. As part of Connect the World's "Live From..." month on the road, Becky Anderson enjoys a tour of Sharjah's little-known treasures with Sultan Al Qassemi.


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

Understanding Iran's Diplomatic Push

June 9th, 2014
07:15 PM ET

This week is seeing a flurry of diplomatic activity on the part of once-ostracized Iran. President Rouhani is in Ankara talking trade while members of his government are talking nuclear compromise with the U.S. in Geneva. CNN's Becky Anderson asks Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council what's going on behind the scenes.


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

Reflections on a Papal Tour: Becky's Video Blog

June 1st, 2014
09:15 AM ET

The leader of the Catholic Church made quite a splash – and no shortage of headlines – with his recent Middle East visit. Becky was there as Pope Francis carefully straddled the Israeli-Palestinian divide and attempted to stimulate reconciliation where countless politicians before him have failed. Here are her thoughts on the pontiff's historic trip.


Filed under:  Analysis • General • Middle East • Religion • Vatican

Obama on Foreign Policy: What the Global Community Thinks

May 29th, 2014
01:50 PM ET

President Obama's West Point foreign policy address was the very definition of a speech heard around the world. But how has it been received around the world? Jim Clancy hears the thoughts of The National's Faisal al-Yafai in Abu Dhabi and The Henry Jackson Society's Alan Mendoza in London.


Filed under:  American politics • Analysis • General • Syria • United States

India Looks to a Modi-fied Future: Becky's Video Blog

May 26th, 2014
01:06 PM ET

There's a lot of expectation on the shoulders of Narendra Modi as he is sworn in as Prime Minister of India this Monday. Becky Anderson was in New Delhi as the extent of his election victory was revealed. Here she examines the traits and policies that propelled Modi to the top job – and the criteria by which he'll be judged as he assumes the role.


Filed under:  Analysis • Economy • General • India
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