Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
As Palestinians mark the tenth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, Becky Anderson hears from two men who worked with him: former State Department adviser Aaron David Miller and long-term unofficial adviser to the Palestinian figurehead, Mark Perry. The pair talk to Becky about Arafat's influence on the peace process, and discuss what he would make of current rifts between Fatah and Hamas, as well as the ongoing standoff with Israel.
They're the people who've made the most headlines throughout a pivotal year for the Middle East. CNN's Connect the World with Becky Anderson wants to know who you think made the biggest difference to the region in 2014. Watch this video to find out more about the candidates and click here to place your votes.
ISIS stands accused of violating women's rights and carrying out sexual assaults in Iraq and Syria. But the Kurdish Peshmerga battling the militants actually boasts many female fighters. Diana Nammi was once among their number and has since founded the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation. She recalls her time on the front lines and her fears for women under ISIS rule.
Ahmed Gadhaf al Dam has told CNN that the international community let down Libya after the Arab Spring – and he wants to help fix it. Becky Anderson reports on the hurdles he faces if he's going to make it to the negotiating table.
As new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrives for talks in Tehran, we examine why their conversations deserve a wide audience. Becky Anderson hosts a debate between Iranian political analyst Mohammad Ali Shabani and Dubai-based political negotiator Ali Khedery, covering anti-Shia violence in Iraq, the impact of ISIS, proxy diplomacy with Washington and the elephant in the room as negotiations continue – Saudi Arabia.