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  • US needs to be more proactive on ISIS Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:28 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".

    The US has only jumped into ISIS battles at the last minute to avert disaster. It's time to get ahead, says David Phillips.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 21- The European Union imposed sanctions on Tuesday on 12 Syrian government ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company it accused of helping supply oil to Syria. The EU imposed similar sanctions on Colonel Mohammed Bilal, a senior officer in the Air Force Intelligence Service of Syria, and Major-General Ghassan...

  • Why the US should take PKK off the terror list Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:44 PM ET
    A picture taken on August 21, 2014 shows women Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) patrolling on the front line in the Makhmur area, near Mosul, during the ongoing conflict against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

    Turkey is on the verge of a civil war. The US can help by taking the PKK off the terror list, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.

  • Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer, Sydney Law School and United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, says air strikes have helped to retake strategic areas from ISIS.

  • Ukraine won't join EU by 2020: Pro     Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to join the European Union by the 2020 timetable due to the continuing turmoil in the country.

  • Australia announces airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:35 AM ET
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    Australian special forces troops will be deployed in Iraq to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants, PM Tony Abbott said on Friday.

  • Why this October could be a turning point for markets Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    October could have a long list of market demons to contend with—from the shift in U.S. monetary policy to geopolitical issues that include Hong Kong.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the U.S.-led campaign unlikely, say U.S. officials.

  • Modi in America: India's top man goes on tour Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes out of a meeting room to receive his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay, before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi.

    The Indian prime minister is being welcomed by corporate executives, Indian Americans and, most importantly, Barack Obama.

  • Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, says efforts to cut off financial funding for ISIS is a good strategy and should be followed by further global sanctions.

  • Is the US fight against ISIS working?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence, highlights the problem in the U.S.' strategy against ISIS. He also discusses the effectiveness of air strikes in Syria.

  • US & allies bomb oil refineries     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the U.S. and its allies are bombing oil refineries in Syria to cut of financing and fuel to ISIS.

  • NEW YORK/ BEIRUT, Sept 25- French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.

  • Is Middle East intervention the same as 2003?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses whether the airstrikes in the Middle East to tackle ISIS by the U.S. is the viewed in a similar way to the 2003 intervention in Iraq.

  • Is Obama's ISIS strategy flawed?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    James Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why he disagrees with the plan that the U.S. and its allies have taken to combat ISIS.

  • Obama's ISIS plan still unclear: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discusses President Obama's address at the U.N. General Assembly.

  • US aistrikes target ISIS oil refineries     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of U.S. airstrikes that have targeted ISIS-controlled oil refineries to starve the militants of revenue.

  • Obama condemns Russia, calls for unity against ISIS Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    Obama warns the U.N. that the world must take action against threats ranging from Ebola to ISIS, and he condemns Russia's "might makes right" actions.

  • LONDON, Sept 24- British lawmakers will vote on Friday whether to join U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq after Baghdad requested help, the British government said on Wednesday. The U.S. has been leading the airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and has in the last few days extended its attacks to positions in Syria.

  • What will US airstrikes in Syria mean for Obama?     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses what the U.S. airstrikes in Syria mean for President Barack Obama's political reputation.