Hadley Gamble, CNBC correspondent, reports from Paris about the disagreements between world leaders about whether Syrian President Bashar Assad should be involved in the fight against ISIS.» Read More
While Russia and the U.S. share a common goal in Syria, they have different ideas of how to achieve it.
Donald Trump may arguably be Russian President Vladimir Putin's favorite presidential candidate. The Fiscal Times reports.
Russia says it's in Syria to help fight ISIS but the real reason can be summed up in one word, says this former State Department advisor.
Iraq is turning a blind eye to Russia's move into Syria despite US objections, says David Phillips.
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki Al-Faisal tells CNBC that refugees wouldn't be streaming into Europe if Syria’s President Assad was removed from power.
Torbjorn Soltvedt, deputy head of Middle East and North Africa at Verisk Maplecroft, discusses the threat of ISIS and terrorism around the world.
The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.
Iran's president may sincerely want to liberalize his country's economy, but that's unlikely to happen—for now, anyway.
Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.
President Obama addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. In his speech he calls for world leaders to stand up to Syrian President Assad over his use of chemical weapons through diplomatic measure. But the President also counters that the U.S. is "prepared to us all elements of our power, including military force" to secure our core interest in the region.
With interests in real estate, airlines, energy and telecommunications, the Syrian regime is believed to control a fortune worth billions.
Despite the average income in Syria being about $2,600 a year, President Bashar Assad's personal wealth is estimated at $500 million. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story.
Does the U.S. believe Syria's president Bashar Assad is willing to simply hand over his chemical weapons, and is the plan feasible? NBC News' military analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey, offers insight.
CNBC's John Harwood has the latest details on the President's case for Syria. And Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, and former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), disagree on President Obama's handling of the Syrian crisis and placing Russia in the middle of the diplomatic action.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen, explains why he thinks President Obama's tactics on Syria are confusing, and provides insight on what is likely going on behind the scenes.
CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's address to the nation on his diplomatic route on Syria.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), discusses President Obama's decision to try a diplomatic route to disband Syria's chemical weapons stash.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND), and Sen. John Barrasso, (R-WY), provide their views on President Obama's decision to hold off on a military strike on Syria for now and instead give Bashar Assad 45 days to sign the chemical weapons ban.
CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's Syria address to the nation. And Joe Watkins, former George H.W. Bush White House official; Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, and Jimmy Williams, MSNBC contributor, debate whether the President made his case on Syria.
In his address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Obama said he will hold off on a military strike against Syria and opt for more diplomatic measures to force Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood.