Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Syria tops Capitol Hill agenda     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of where Congress stands on Syria. And Borzou Daragahi, The Financial Times, shares his thoughts on American intervention in Syria.

  • Making the case for strikes in Syria     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Dana Milbank, The Washington Post, and Steven Clemons, The Atlantic, discusses President Obama's struggle to gain Congressional support for a military strike on Syria.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on President Obama's attempts to gain support for a military strike on Syria.

  • Kerry: Syria can still avoid a military strike Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    William Hague greets John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.

  • CNBC's John Harwood and Ben White, CNBC contributor, discuss the likelihood of U.S. action in Syria without the approval of the House of Representatives.

  • While a resolution to the Syrian crisis "will not be found on the battlefield", according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a strong international response is still necessary.

  • Can Obama convince the Congress on Syria?     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Anthony Dworkin, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discuss a possible U.S. intervention in Syria.

  • Syria’s other key ally: North Korea Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    The Obama administration's push for a military strike against Syria has highlighted the regimes that support Assad, including a distant ally: North Korea. The Global Post reports.

  • What a 'no' vote on Syria means for Obama     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    If President Obama gets a "no" vote from Congress in regards to military action in Syria, what might this hurt his agenda? Robert Costa, National Review; KellyAnne Conway, The Polling Company; and Blake Zeff, Salon.com, share their opinions.

  • Obama selling case for Syria?     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    President Obama will address America on Syria this coming Tuesday. Robert Costa, National Review; KellyAnne Conway, The Polling Company; and Blake Zeff, Salon.com, discuss Obama's efforts to make the case for action in Syria, and the Republican divide on the subject.

  • Russia sends another navy ship to Syria     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    President Obama and Russian President Putin failed to reach an agreement on Syria at the G-20 Summit. CNBC's John Harwood has the latest on the rising tensions. Mark Galeotti, NYU professor; and Stephen Sestanovich, Council on Foreign Relations, join to discuss Vladimir Putin's end game.

  • Syria cast shadow over G-20 Summit     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    NBC's Steve Sedgwick is in St. Petersburg, Russia with the latest from the G-20 Summit. And William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense, shares his opinion on President Obama's mission.

  • President Obama lays out plan for Syria     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports President Obama is speaking at the G-20 meeting about his call for action against Syria.

  • Odds of Congressional approval on Syria     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 8:10 AM ET

    Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, lays out the odds that Congress will approve U.S. action against Syria. What happens if Assad uses chemical weapons again?

  • Talking taper timeline: Gartman     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Dennis Gartman, founder, editor & publisher, The Gartman Letter, discusses the possibility of a September taper and whether Syria is going to have any significant impact on the Fed's decision.

  • Syria dominates G-20 as leaders express 'outrage’ Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    The world’s most influential political leaders expressed “universal outrage” at the use of chemicals in Syria during the G-20 meeting, but have yet to decide on a course of action.

  • World Bank: 'Disagreement on Syria' at G-20 Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 2:02 AM ET
    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

    The president of the World Bank tells CNBC there was unanimous outrage from world leaders at the G-20 over what happened in Syria, but said there were some "areas of disagreement."

  • Markets & military action     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    What can investors expect from the markets days before a military attack? Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, and Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, look at patterns that go back to World War II.

  • Obama tries to bolster support for Syria     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    President Obama is meeting world leaders in Russia at the G-20 Summit today to hopefully gain support for military action in Syria. NBC's Chick Todd is in St. Petersburg, Russia with the latest.

  • Is the oil market overdoing Syria fears?     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the political premium attached to oil prices and says they will only spike to $150 if the situation in Syria spreads to other countries.