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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.

Parting Shots: Over the sea to Skye

September 11th, 2014
01:34 PM ET

Next week, the people of Scotland go to the polls to decide whether they'll become independent of the UK.  Connect the World's Scottish producer Nicol Nicolson is heading home ahead of the big vote. And he's offering some of his own parting shots from his native land. In this package, Nicol takes us back to his roots on the Isle of Skye.


Barroso: No Military Solution in Ukraine

September 4th, 2014
05:34 PM ET

The months-long conflict in Ukraine began because many there sought closer integration with Europe. Now, NATO's actions could dramatically impact its relationship with both Russia and Ukraine. One man who has recently found himself at the center of the dispute is Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. He joined Becky from the NATO Summit in Wales and told her the importance of resolving the crisis using diplomacy.

Rasmussen: NATO Vital Against Russian Aggression

September 3rd, 2014
06:38 PM ET

Russia's recent military moves in Ukraine have forced NATO back to its original mission: to defend its members from feared aggression by the former Soviet Union. But that mission may be overwhelming for an alliance short on commitments and funds. Becky spoke to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen about the challenges he faces and whether or not he thinks the alliance can take steps to counter Russia.

Abdulla: ISIS is a Threat to All Gulf Countries

September 2nd, 2014
05:43 PM ET

The rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq is being closely watched by policy-makers across the Middle East. Here in the Gulf region political and religious leaders have at some times been muted in their response to the militant threat. But, recently criticism is building against the group. ISIS is also proving itself something that often uneasy bedfellows in the region can bond over. CTW commentator and regular contributor Abdulkhaleq Abdulla discusses the rise of ISIS and how the group is being viewed.

Tahir ul-Qadri: Our Struggle is Peaceful & Democratic

September 2nd, 2014
05:19 PM ET


Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif is pushing back against the throngs of angry protesters demanding he step down.
Sharif rallied his supporters in parliament earlier on Tuesday, a likely sign he doesn't plan to leave office anytime soon.
But the protesters seem just as determined to force the Prime Minister out as he is to remain in power.

One of the protest leaders calling for his resignation is the cleric Tahir ul-Qadri. He's calling for a revolution in Pakistan.

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