Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
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.
Connect the World with Becky Anderson has now been broadcasting from its new home in the UAE for over a week. And in the first week alone, the team took the show on the road not once but twice. On Tuesday we were live in front of the world's tallest building – Dubai's Burj Khalifa. And on Thursday we brought the program to downtown Abu Dhabi with a platform on the city's Corniche.
Outside broadcasts always provide a challenge and a buzz. And CTW engineer Louie Mel Maliksi captured the experience beautifully with this time-lapse video.
We're looking forward to many more OBs in the weeks and months ahead. We hope you are too!
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.
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.
As the athlete known as the "Blade Runner" is grilled by the South African state, Becky Anderson asks psychologist Dr James Thompson of University College London about his state of mind.