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  • 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.

  • Obama vs. Putin: Who will win?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Michelle Caruso Cabrera are joined by Allan Lichtman, history professor at American University, to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times where he states the U.S. is "not so exceptional."

  • 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.

  • Will Assad declare all his weapons?     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Does the U.S. believe Syria's president Bashar Assad is willing to simply hand over his chemical weapons, and is the plan feasible? NBC News' military analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey, offers insight.

  • The war against terror     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Twelve years after a tragic terrorist attack on our nation, the U.S. honors and will never forget the mere 3,000 victims of September 11th. Former FBI special agent Don Clark, and Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card, discuss the war against terror.

  • 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.

  • President Obama sending 'mixed messages': Cohen     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Former Defense Secretary William Cohen, explains why he thinks President Obama's tactics on Syria are confusing, and provides insight on what is likely going on behind the scenes.

  • Obama asks Congress to postpone Syria vote     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's address to the nation on his diplomatic route on Syria.

  • 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.

  • Did Obama make his case on Syria?     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    In his address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Obama said he will hold off on a military strike against Syria and opt for more diplomatic measures to force Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Putin is in control of Syria diplomacy: Pro     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    Christian Whiton, Principal at D.C. International Advisory and former State Department Senior Advisor, provides instant analysis on President Obama's national address on Syria.

  • Pres. Obama & the case against Syria     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    President Barack Obama presents his case for action against Syria to the American people, live from the White House. The President says he asked Congress to postpone a vote and that he'll continue to work with Britain and France, Russia and China to get a U.N. solution.

  • President Obama to speak on Syria     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Discussing the crisis in Syria, and what to expect from President Obama's speech tonight, with Michael Steele, Former RNC Chairman, and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Will Russia plan avert attack?     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    President Obama appears to be backing away from a military strike in Syria in favor of a solution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA); Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor; and Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discuss.

  • Progress in Syria talks     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports possible next steps as Syria's foreign minister says they are prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal.

  • Syria to declare chemical weapons     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Syria's foreign minister says Syria is prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal, and willing to sign the chemical weapons convention.