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  • Kerry rejects Assad's 30 day deadline   Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    Kerry rejects Assad's 30 day deadline

    Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad's plan to wait 30 days after signing a chemical weapons ban before submitting data on how many they actually own.

  • How much is Putin worth?   Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    How much is Putin worth?

    Although Russian President Putin warned of "American exceptionalism" in a NY Times op-ed piece, when it comes to Putin and the Russian people, it is his "exceptionalism" that is shrouded in mystery, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Putin places plea to America in NY Times   Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:31 AM ET
    Putin places plea to America in NY Times

    Russia's president is going directly to the American people with his warning that a military strike on Syria could upend the world, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Russia reshapes strike strategy   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Russia reshapes strike strategy

    President Obama asked lawmakers to hold off on authorizing air strikes against Syria, thus postponing the vote. former White House chief of staff Andrew Card; Former Ambassador to Iraq & Turkey James Jeffrey; and Stanley Kurtz of National Review, provide perspective.

  • What does Iran think?   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    What does Iran think?

    Discussing what Iran's leaders are thinking and saying as Syria tries to avoid a U.S. air strike, with The Rand Group's Iran expert Alireza Nader. "The Iranian leadership is primarily concerned with the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the international community," he says.

  • The cost of war   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    The cost of war

    What does it cost to keep the U.S. military poised as President Obama wants to keep it for a strike on Syria? CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look.

  • Is the EM sell-off justified?   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    Is the EM sell-off justified?

    Gary Greenberg, lead portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, says people have been "too harsh" on emerging markets and names China and Russia as his favourites as the moment.

  • What's driving US foreign policy on Syria?   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    What's driving US foreign policy on Syria?

    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.

  • Is Obama's delay tactic the right course?   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Is Obama's delay tactic the right course?

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), discusses President Obama's decision to try a diplomatic route to disband Syria's chemical weapons stash.

  • Senate reaction to Obama's diplomatic route   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    Senate reaction to Obama's diplomatic route

    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.

  • President Obama takes diplomatic route on Syria   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    President Obama takes diplomatic route on Syria

    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.

  • Putin is in control of Syria diplomacy: Pro   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:13 PM ET
    Putin is in control of Syria diplomacy: Pro

    Christian Whiton, Principal at D.C. International Advisory and former State Department Senior Advisor, provides instant analysis on President Obama's national address on Syria.

  • Will Russia plan avert attack?   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Will Russia plan avert attack?

    President Obama appears to be backing away from a military strike in Syria in favor of a solution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA); Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor; and Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discuss.

  • Progress in Syria talks   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 3:15 PM ET
    Progress in Syria talks

    CNBC's John Harwood reports possible next steps as Syria's foreign minister says they are prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal.

  • Syria to declare chemical weapons   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Syria to declare chemical weapons

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Syria's foreign minister says Syria is prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal, and willing to sign the chemical weapons convention.

  • UN Security Council holds emergency meeting   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:24 PM ET
    UN Security Council holds emergency meeting

    At 4pm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding Syria, CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • Corruption backlash offers India hope Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    A man counts Indian rupee notes near the Bombay Stock Exchange building.

    Some economists believe India's slowdown may help turn the country away from the corruption and crony capitalism that fueled the recent boom.

  • American credibility is 'wafer-thin': Expert   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    American credibility is 'wafer-thin': Expert

    President Obama has agreed to UN talks on Russia's proposal for Syria's chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood. And Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, and Richard Murphy, Middle East Institute scholar, present insight on the crisis in Middle East ahead of tonight's big speech by the President.

  • Dubai stocks leap on hopes for resolution in Syria Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Watching financial data on screens inside the Dubai Financial Market.

    Dubai stocks closed 8.5 percent higher on Tuesday on reports that the United States was considering a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Syria.

  • 60% of Americans want 'no' vote on Syria: Poll   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    60% of Americans want 'no' vote on Syria: Poll

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the latest results from an NBC/WSJ poll which shows President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing Americans to take military action in Syria.