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Wars and Military Conflicts


  • US strikes ISIS artillery   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    US strikes ISIS artillery

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Pentagon has confirmed there have been airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Kurds need to defend themselves: Expert   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Kurds need to defend themselves: Expert

    The administration is risk adverse, says David Phillips, Columbia University, sharing his thoughts on the Iraq crisis, and why the U.S. should not put additional boots on the ground but rather give the Kurds the means to defend themselves.

  • How strong is ISIS?   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Russia-Ukraine tensions rise   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss how the escalating situations in Russia and Ukraine are impact on the markets.

  • Two missions: Airdrops vs. airstrikes   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    Air Force airmen conduct an operational check on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in this March 22, 2007 file photo.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on two separate U.S. missions in Iraq - one humanitarian and the other against terrorists.

  • Risk aversion sweeping across all markets: Pro   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Risk aversion sweeping across all markets: Pro

    I can't help but think we are creating the new "one-percent," says Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discussing how geopolitical instability is impacting the global bond markets.

  • What's at stake in Iraq?   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:04 AM ET
    What's at stake in Iraq?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, provides perspective on the administration's efforts to protect the city of Erbil and its impact on global markets.

  • Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the latest developments surrounding the crisis in Iraq. The U.S. is to provide emergency assistance to Iraqi civilians, reports Javers.

  • Russian invasion will see a 'bloody messy': Pro   Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:44 PM ET
    Russian invasion will see a 'bloody messy': Pro

    Jeff Mankoff, Fellow and Deputy Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Russia and Eurasia Program, discusses the consequences if Russia launches an invasion of Ukraine.

  • Why China's spat with neighbors won't hurt trade Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Despite simmering tensions between China and Southeast Asia, trade between them has surged in recent years and the ties will only deepen, HSBC said.

  • Dutch PM halts MH17 victim search on Ukraine tension Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Australian Federal Police officers and their Dutch counterparts collect human remains and personal belongings from the MH17 Malaysian Airlines crash site in the fields outside the village of Grabovka, Eastern Ukraine, August 2, 2014.

    The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine.

  • Russia’s August curse may strike again Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    August is the month when, many Russians believe, things often go wrong for the country, could this August be about to repeat the pattern?

  • Gaza ceasefire holding on second day Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET
    A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A Gaza ceasefire hes held and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry linked a lifting of blockades of the devastated enclave to Hamas giving up its rocket arsenal.

  • Is Ukraine on the brink of a Russian invasion?   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:33 PM ET
    Is Ukraine on the brink of a Russian invasion?

    Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says Ukrainian forces are steadily regaining control and that's making Russia nervous.

  • Why Russia will not invade Ukraine   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:19 PM ET
    Is a Russian invasion of Ukraine in the pipeline?

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says the military buildup near Ukraine is just a "distraction" and insist that further Russian aggression is unlikely.

  • Israel-Hamas cease-fire in effect   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    Israel-Hamas cease-fire in effect

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports on the efforts to end the fighting in Gaza and set the stage for talks in Egypt to reach a broader deal on a sustainable truce.

  • Israel, Gaza: 'Not out of the woods yet'   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:38 AM ET
    Israel, Gaza: 'Not out of the woods yet'

    Nicholas Casey, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, says the truce between Gaza and Israel - which started this morning - seems to be holding up for now as pressure is mounting on both sides.

  • Israelis, Palestinians enter 72-hour Gaza truce Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:11 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

    Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian guerrillas entered a 72-hour truce on Tuesday mediated by Egypt.

  • Buildup makes Russian battle-ready for Ukraine Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:40 PM ET
    Soldiers guard the Crimean parliament in Simferopol next to a sign that reads: "Crimea Russia."

    Russia has roughly doubled the number of its battalions near the Ukrainian border and could respond by launching a cross-border incursion.

  • Israel bus attacked by bulldozer: Report   Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Israel bus attacked by bulldozer: Report

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest events from the conflict in Gaza, including an attack by a bulldozer on an Israeli bus.