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CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Pentagon has confirmed there have been airstrikes in Iraq.
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.
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq.
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss how the escalating situations in Russia and Ukraine are impact on the markets.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on two separate U.S. missions in Iraq - one humanitarian and the other against terrorists.
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.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, provides perspective on the administration's efforts to protect the city of Erbil and its impact on global markets.
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.
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.
Despite simmering tensions between China and Southeast Asia, trade between them has surged in recent years and the ties will only deepen, HSBC said.
The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine.
August is the month when, many Russians believe, things often go wrong for the country, could this August be about to repeat the pattern?
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.
Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says Ukrainian forces are steadily regaining control and that's making Russia nervous.
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.
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.
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.
Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian guerrillas entered a 72-hour truce on Tuesday mediated by Egypt.
Russia has roughly doubled the number of its battalions near the Ukrainian border and could respond by launching a cross-border incursion.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest events from the conflict in Gaza, including an attack by a bulldozer on an Israeli bus.