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  • Will Syria's weapons agreement last?     Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:41 PM ET

    Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.

  • Look at Newport Chemical Depot today     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Newport Chemical Depot, which is now called Vermillion Rise Mega Park. The site is currently under development to serve as an industrial park.

  • Syria strategy: Mission impossible?     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the use of sarin gas in Syria. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation, discuss whether Syria will show its entire weapons inventory, and if force is the answer.

  • Syria diplomacy backed by force?     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.

  • Will a UN resolution on Syria be taken?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, says a strict UN resolution on Syria is likely following the latest chemical attack, but that Assad could "pull the carpet from under Obama's feet" again.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the latest details from the United Nations investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Pentagon cuts, but it's still not enough: Analysis Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    The USS Arlington, front, and USS San Diego at Ingalls Shipbuilding yard, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Pascagoula, Miss.

    Big spending cuts by the Pentagon may not be enough to meet the reductions mandated by the sequestration.

  • Syria chemical weapons talks     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the biggest headlines from today including little progress in talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister about chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, notes that the threat of U.S. military action was to deter Syria from using chemical weapons again, but by acceding to the global treaty, Syria will have to destroy their stockpiles.

  • From Russia with love: Putin's NYT op-ed     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:32 PM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the New York Times to plea for U. S caution in Syria. CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the details. And Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor, weighs in on Press Secretary Jay Carney's response to Putin's op-ed.

  • Russia is cheapest emerging market: Pro     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Russia's market has become "very narrow," and is a place where is the "cheapest emerging market," explains Triogem Asset Management's Tim Seymour.

  • 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.