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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.

Syria: Shadow of Iraq

September 16th, 2013
02:22 PM ET

The current dilemma the international community has been facing with Syria has often been compared to the situation with Iraq in 2003, but how similar are they really?

Read: Syria: There's a chemical weapons agreement, now what?

Saddam Hussein's Iraq was accused of having large stockpiles of weapons, as is Bashar al-Assad's Syria. In 2003, the U.S and it's allies didn't wait to see the findings of the U.N weapons inspectors and decided to take military action in Iraq. Today, the international community is faced with the task of removing the chemical weapons from Syria with possible cooperation from Bashar al-Assad.

In this interview, Becky talks to former U.N chief weapons inspector Hans Blix, a man who was very sceptical of the U.S's role in Iraq in 2003, and gets his take on the latest diplomatic developments.

Filed under:  American politics • Becky's Interviews • Syria

America's post-9/11 role

September 12th, 2013
04:48 PM ET

It has been 12 years since thousands lost their lives in the gravest act of terrorism to occur on American soil. There is no doubt that the attacks on September 11, 2001 have had a lasting impact on American foreign policy, especially with the consequent launch of the global "War on Terror".

From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the U.S has not given up on its commitment to fight terrorism globally. But as the tensions in Syria heightened this past month, a new debate has emerged about the scale and nature of America's role in the world.

In this debate, Becky talks to former U.S Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and prominent American political scientist Joseph Nye about American foreign policy since 9/11, and what the future may bring.

Filed under:  American politics • Becky's Interviews • Syria • Video

A look at gay rights on a global scale

June 27th, 2013
02:59 PM ET

After two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on gay rights, Becky speaks with Peter Tatchell about what's next.

Text: What's next for gay rights movement?

Filed under:  American politics • Becky's Interviews • Video

Greenwald: NSA leak sparked debates

June 18th, 2013
09:56 AM ET

Fionnuala Sweeney speaks with The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who hopes that Edward Snowden's actions inspire change.

TEXT: Did NSA snooping stop 'dozens' of terrorist attacks?

Filed under:  American politics • Analysis • Video

Documentary examines hunt for bin Laden

May 3rd, 2013
08:27 AM ET

Becky talks to the director of "Manhunt" and a former CIA agent about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

TEXT: How the story unfolded

Filed under:  American politics • General • Middle East • Video
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