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  • *Russia, Syria warn against foreign strikes inside Syria. Some traders linked the bounce in U.S. crude to news that Russia said air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria without a U.N. Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression.

  • Oil up & attracting foreign investment: Pritzker  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, provides her view on oil production in the U.S., the economy and corporate America.

  • Obama late to Syria: Expert  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt, weighs in on President Obama's ISIS strategy. Kimmitt says had Obama been prepared to move forces into Syria it would have been easier to put a coalition together.

  • US response to ISIS  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chair, shares his thoughts on President Obama's strategy to combat terror threats by ISIS.

  • Inside ISIS terrorist organization  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Former Gov. Howard Dean, (D-Vt.), and Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, discuss President Obama's plan on fighting the ISIS terror threat. The hard work has to be done on the ground by the people who live there, says Dean.

  • Multinational force needed to battle ISIS: Expert  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Ret.), discusses why airstrikes are not enough to wipe out ISIS.

  • US strategy to defeat ISIS  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood, discusses President Obama's plan to battle ISIS, including engaging allies against ISIS.

  • Obama: 'Systematic campaign' against ISIS Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq.

    Although he stressed he would not put troops in combat roles there, Obama announced that he is sending another 475 service members to Iraq.

  • It's decision time now for Obama on ISIS Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:19 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    While experts differed on what Obama should say, they cautioned against drawing any bright lines for future military involvement.

  • What's in a name? A lot, with the name 'Isis' Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    Most media outlets refer to the violent terrorist group as "ISIS" rather than "ISIL." Some people don't like that.

  • Rep. King: ISIS could attack at any time  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    I'm not trying to scare people about a particular threat but we do have to be on our guard, says Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), discussing what he hopes to hear from President Obama about combating terrorist threats.

  • 61% say strike ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Poll  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides results of an NBC/WSJ poll that reveals how Americans feel about President Obama's strategy on ISIS ahead of the president's Wednesday night address.

  • Turkey is essential for defeating ISIS Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Turkish soldiers parade with a large Turkish national flag on August 30, 2014 in Ankara.

    Turkey is in a tough position with ISIS but it is essential to any multilateral coalition against the Islamic State, says David Phillips.

  • US blasts Somalian target: Here's what's at stake Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    A Somali government soldier holds his position against suspected militants during an attack at the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound in Mogadishu on Aug. 31, 2014.

    The U.S. attacked al-Shabab not only for its current capabilities, but to safeguard against its future potential, experts said.

  • What's the US goal in Iraq? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

    To the Islamic State, Obama's indecision reads as weakness, says ex-State Dept adviser David Phillips. The US needs to decide on its goal in Iraq.

  • ISIS executes 250 Syrian soldiers  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports ISIS militants posted a YouTube video of the execution of 250 Syrian soldiers.

  • Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy yet' Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Yezidis living in Washington stage a protest outside the White House in Washington, United States, August 7, 2014, against the ISIS attacks on Yezidis in Iraq.

    President Obama put the brakes on the prospects of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, saying “we don't have a strategy yet.”

  • BEIRUT, Aug 27- Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday.

  • BEIRUT, Aug 27- Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on the Internet and on Twitter by supporters showed on Wednesday.

  • *Compares U.S. handling of IS with rise of al Qaeda. In comments likely to irritate Washington, Lavrov said the United States had made the same mistake with Islamic State as it had with al Qaeda, which emerged in the 1980 s when U.S.-backed Islamist insurgents were fighting the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.