Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
Qatar's successful World Cup bid was supposed to cement the Gulf emirate's position on the global stage. But the aftermath of its selection has been plagued by concerns over human rights, heat, seasonal changes, broken promises and – most recently – alleged corruption. The chairman of Fifa's Independent Governance Committee Mark Pieth tells Becky Anderson why he wants a rerun of the 2022 World Cup vote.
A U.S. congressional delegation has arrived in Kiev alongside Vice-President Joe Biden. The aim is to counter a growing conflict with Moscow which has sparked fears of a new Cold War. Ahead of this multi-faceted diplomatic effort, Becky Anderson spoke with Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and his Democratic counterpart Eliot Engel in the Ukrainian capital.
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.
One of the chief negotiators in the Kosovo conflict tells Becky Anderson that sanctions against Russia won't resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Hear the former UK Foreign Secretary's views on the complex relationship between Moscow and Crimea.
The ongoing search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been defined by false hope and impeded by both the weather and the sheer scale of the operation. In Monday's Connect the World with Becky Anderson live from Abu Dhabi, Becky interviewed the Chief of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Tony Tyler about what the saga over missing Flight MH370 means for the future of tracking planes.