The Islamic State group has taken over large sections of Syria and Iraq, and controls as many as 11 oil fields in both countries, analysts say. It is selling oil and other goods through generations-old smuggling networks under the noses of some of the same governments it is fighting: Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, Turkey and Jordan.» Read More
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, (R-N.Y.), provides his thoughts on America's fight against ISIS.
Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), expresses his concerns about President Obama's plan to fight ISIS.
BRUSSELS— The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing high-tech exports and targeting more officials with travel bans and asset freezes.
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.
Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Ret.), discusses why airstrikes are not enough to wipe out ISIS.
CNBC's John Harwood, discusses President Obama's plan to battle ISIS, including engaging allies against ISIS.
Dr Mark McClelland, head of North America at Maplecroft, questions whether the U.S. has a long-term strategy in the Middle East and whether airstrikes will be sufficient to deal with the ISIL threat.
Kaushik Basu, Senior VP & Chief Economist at World Bank, says it lowered its global growth forecast due to geopolitical tensions. He later explains why U.S. engagement in Iraq is necessary.
If the crisis in Iraq escalates and disrupts oil supplies, all bets could be off for Wall Street, says David Dietze, President and Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management.
While President Obama's speech signaled limited U.S. leadership in combating ISIS, it struck the right balance for the U.S. audience, says Firas Maksad, Managing Director of Global Policy Advisors.
While experts differed on what Obama should say, they cautioned against drawing any bright lines for future military involvement.
*Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.
MOSCOW— Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine.
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on finding a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine haven't yet been implemented fully. The EU has drawn up new measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine but stopped short Monday of enforcing them immediately.
TEHRAN, Iran— The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support.
A new NBC-WSJ poll shows concerns over national security have hurt President Obama but present him with an opportunity, too.
The United States is putting the finishing touches on possible new sanctions on Russia's defense, energy and financial sectors.
The percentage of Americans who believe the United States should become more active in world affairs has increased, according to an NBC/WSJ poll.