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  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • Russian tussle that could affect your food costs Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    Belarus, Russia -- and now China -- are involved in a tussle for control of a valuable commodity that determines the cost of the food on your plate.

  • Will Syria's weapons agreement last?  Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:41 PM ET

    Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.

  • Putin worried about Olympic 'failures and delays' Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 5:33 PM ET
    Shayba Arena (front) and Fisht Olympic Stadium (behind) are seen as construction continues on August 21, 2013 in Sochi, Russia.

    Five months to the Sochi Winter Olympics, the grounds are still barely complete. Putin has ordered officials to work efficiently on infrastructure.

  • Syria chemical weapons talks  Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the biggest headlines from today including little progress in talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister about chemical weapons in Syria.

  • From Russia with love: Putin's NYT op-ed  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:32 PM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the New York Times to plea for U. S caution in Syria. CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the details. And Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor, weighs in on Press Secretary Jay Carney's response to Putin's op-ed.

  • Putin editorial embarrasses US: Trump Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 5:32 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Vladimir Putin's editorial admonishing the U.S. to abide by the U.N.'s authority embarrasses President Obama, Donald Trump said Thursday.

  • What's Putin's worth?  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's reported income in 2012 was $187,000. CNBC's Robert Frank offers insight on a 32-page report from Boris Nemtsov which says his wristwatches are worth $700,000 alone.

  • Russia is cheapest emerging market: Pro  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Russia's market has become "very narrow," and is a place where is the "cheapest emerging market," explains Triogem Asset Management's Tim Seymour.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.