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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.

Obama on Foreign Policy: What the Global Community Thinks

May 29th, 2014
01:50 PM ET

President Obama's West Point foreign policy address was the very definition of a speech heard around the world. But how has it been received around the world? Jim Clancy hears the thoughts of The National's Faisal al-Yafai in Abu Dhabi and The Henry Jackson Society's Alan Mendoza in London.

Filed under:  American politics • Analysis • General • Syria • United States

India Looks to a Modi-fied Future: Becky's Video Blog

May 26th, 2014
01:06 PM ET

There's a lot of expectation on the shoulders of Narendra Modi as he is sworn in as Prime Minister of India this Monday. Becky Anderson was in New Delhi as the extent of his election victory was revealed. Here she examines the traits and policies that propelled Modi to the top job – and the criteria by which he'll be judged as he assumes the role.

Filed under:  Analysis • Economy • General • India

Pope Francis in the Middle East: Becky's Video Blog

May 25th, 2014
08:31 PM ET

Pope Francis has arrived in the Middle East on a whirlwind tour and Connect the World with Becky Anderson is following the pontiff every step of the way. What does he hope to achieve from his travels and how is he going about it? Becky brings you the answers as the head of the Catholic Church receives a rapturous welcome in Amman, Jordan.

Filed under:  Analysis • General • Middle East • Religion • Vatican

Why Does the Indian Election Matter to the Rest of the World?

May 16th, 2014
07:56 AM ET

India's ruling Congress party has conceded that it is headed for defeat to Narendra Modi and the BJP. CNN's Becky Anderson visits a New Delhi market, where she speaks to former Editor-in-Chief of "The Hindu" Siddharth Varadarajan about what comes next after the biggest election the world has ever seen.

Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • General • India

Hinduja: Modi Majority is the Way Forward for India

May 14th, 2014
05:54 AM ET

We're just days away from learning the results of the world's biggest ever exercise in democracy. 815 million Indians were eligible to vote in an election process lasting five weeks. And for those who turned out, money clearly matters.

India was once mentioned in the same breath as China in terms of economic growth. But that growth has diminished in recent years and GDP per capita is now just a quarter that of its northern neighbor.

Many Indians feel that the leadership of BJP candidate Nardendra Modi will encourage new growth. His record in the state of Gujarat has far exceeded the national average. And support is now coming in the significant form of industrialist Gopichand Hinduja.

Just this weekend India-born Gopichand and his brother Srichand Hinduja were named Britain's leading billionaires by the Sunday Times. Speaking exclusively to CNN about the impending election result and its repercussions, Gopichand says that a Modi majority can help to bring stability and economic confidence to the world's most populous democracy.

Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Economy • General • India
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