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  • Russia's Putin acting out of weakness: Soros Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    George Soros

    The U.S. and Russia need to better understand each other because Vladimir Putin is becoming "more aggressive abroad," George Soros says.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • Voice for the world     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.

  • David Schenker, Director at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, discusses whether Wednesday's talks between Syria's warring factions and the Assad government is the key to peace.

  • Syria is 'keystone' in Middle East: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.

  • More political drama ahead at the 2014 Olympics Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    Political drama will surround 2014 Olympics, India adjusts easily to increase in US interest rates, and businesses are back in Iran.

  • Do Saudis have a new best friend? Don't bet on it Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal at the end of a joint press conference last week in Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabia is upset with the U.S. over Iran, but any move by that country is unlikely to broadly affect global energy markets.

  • US officials: Israeli strike on Syria     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:26 PM ET

    Israeli military forces destroyed a stockpile of Russian missiles that the Syrian government was reportedly prepared to deliver to Hezbollah, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Explosion at Syrian military base     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 4:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details from a reported explosion on a Syrian military base.

  • Obama's standing drops after health-care fiasco, shutdown Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found President Obama's job approval rating has tumbled by 5 percentage points in less than three weeks.

  • US-Saudi relationship may cool but oil market calm Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    Traders in the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Signs of friction have caught the attention of the oil market, but traders aren't concerned about supply issues for now.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • Clinton: Debt ceiling as strategy is 'disastrous' Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 5:01 PM ET
    Bill Clinton speaks with Maria Bartiromo at CGI 2013 in New York.

    Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on the debt ceiling fight and threat of a government shutdown.

  • CNBC's Maria Bartiromo sat down with former President Bill Clinton about the direction of the U.S. economy, and whether President Obama handled the Syria situation well.

  • 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.

  • Pres. Obama's UN address focuses on Middle East     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    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.

  • What to expect from US/Syria talks     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.

  • 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.

  • Obama: I will not negotiate     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    President Obama told Rep. Boehner he is not willing to negotiate on the debt limit. Ari Melber, Nation Magazine; Dan Holler, Heritage Action for America; and Mark Simone, WOR radio talk show host, discuss. "I don't think the President has the upper hand," says Holler.

  • Look at Newport Chemical Depot today     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Newport Chemical Depot, which is now called Vermillion Rise Mega Park. The site is currently under development to serve as an industrial park.