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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.

Moussa Defends Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Crackdown

May 6th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

As campaigning begins for Egypt's May election, former Arab League Secretary-General Amre Moussa tells Amara Walker that presidential favorite Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is right to stand up to "terrorists". But is a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood compatible with the constitution he has been helping to craft?


Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Egypt • General • Middle East

Oppotunities in a Post-Arab Spring World: Café Chat Part Two

April 28th, 2014
07:18 AM ET

The Arab Spring promised so much, particularly for disillusioned young people and many women who had previously felt marginalized in society. But three years on, has progress been made?

In the second part of her group discussion in a Dubai café, Becky Anderson hears the views of regional experts on the roles of women and youths in today's Arab World, and the opportunities afforded to them.


Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Becky's Interviews • General • Middle East

Turbulent Times in the Middle East: Café Chat Part One

April 21st, 2014
07:47 AM ET

Connect the World's new home in the UAE is a relative haven of stability in a volatile part of the world. But it's certainly not immune from the interwoven issues that keep its neighbors in the headlines.

In the latest of her café conversations, Becky Anderson sits down with three Middle East experts to gain their insights on Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egpyt. What does the future hold for these key regional players and how will what happens there impact the UAE and its GCC allies?


Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Becky's Interviews • General • Middle East

Georgia's Saakashvili Weighs in on Ukraine Crisis

April 16th, 2014
08:41 PM ET

As tensions escalate in Eastern Ukraine and the prospect of war looms ever closer, Becky Anderson quizzes former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili about his experience of confronting the Kremlin and looking to the West for support.


Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Crimea • Ukraine

El-Sisi and the Future of Egypt

April 15th, 2014
07:50 PM ET

Violence, civil unrest and alleged human rights abuses threaten to overshadow May elections in one-time Middle Eastern powerhouse Egypt. But military maestro and presidential favorite Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is hoping to put his country back on the map for the right reasons.

As Egypt seeks to consign the failure of the Arab Spring to the past, CNN's Becky Anderson discusses the prospect of el-Sisi in power and the regional repercussions. She is joined by the Brookings Institution's H.A. Hellyer and The National's Chief Columnist Faisal al-Yafai.


Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Egypt • General • Middle East
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