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  • Is US in lose-lose situation in Syria?     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest developments in Syria as UN inspectors continue their investigation, and Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, discusses the possible fallout from a U.S.-led retaliatory attack on Syria.

  • Attack on Syria: The worst and least-bad scenarios Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (right), with a French anti-submarine frigate during exercises earlier this year.

    Military strikes on Syria present a complex set of possible outcomes, all of them disruptive for energy markets. But some scenarios are worse than others.

  • Two separate questions on Syria: Experts     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    The U.S. should intervene in Syria but also needs to think very carefully about forcing Bashar Assad out of office, says Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discussing America's response to alleged charges Syria used chemical weapons on civilians. And David Gordon, Eurasia Group, explains why the much bigger stakes in the Middle East are about nuclear weapons confrontation with Iran.

  • Syria: punitive strike to be launched soon?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    The U.S. has revealed that only a few hours would be needed after Obama's decision for a punitive strike to be launched, even if taken outside UN framework, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Impact of possible strike in Syria     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports White House military action against Syria could come as early as Thursday. And Richard Murphy, former U.S. ambassador to Syria, provides perspective on the unrest in the Middle East.

  • Is the market overdoing it on Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, says that a major reaction to Syrian news would be overdoing it, as the country is not linked to any commodity or resource.

  • Military action in Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    The U.S. military is preparing possible airstrikes as soon as President Obama give the green light. NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest details on Syria as Union Nation official make their way to tour the site of the alleged chemical weapon's attack.

  • Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), explains why any military strike against Syria must take out Syrian President Bashar Assad's command and control capability, and "get the right weapons to the right people" and "turn this situation around."

  • Is US naive about peace in the Middle East     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports United Nation's inspectors are headed to Damacus to tour areas affected by last week's chemical attack. And Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses Russia's role in negotiating with Syria's Bashar Assad.

  • Strike on Syria likely limited: Report     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The U.S. is trying to limit the impact if a strike is taken against Syria's regime, reports NBC's Richard Engel, as U.S. officials and other countries discuss a possible response to alleged chemical attacks against civilians.

  • What's been dogging the Dow?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance, and Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research, discuss how Syrian concerns have hit stocks, pushed oil prices higher, and sent gold to a three-month high. Also a look at what's prompting the recovery in housing.

  • DNS hack attack takes down New York Times website     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    NBC's Roger Cressey, terrorism analyst, discusses cyberterrorism and links to a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army.

  • How will US handle Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    The White House is not trying to make regime change in Syria, reports CNBC's John Harwood. A military response is intended to be a punitive strike against the Assad regime and show there is a price to pay for using weapons of mass destruction.

  • Ongoing turmoil in Syria sparks geopolitical risk     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    If the U.S. is going to intervene "it's important we get something out of it," says Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussing possible options for the U.S. in response to alleged chemical attacks on Syrian civilians.

  • NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest detail on possible U.S. retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian regime.

  • Can the UK and US act swiftly in Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Lord Malloch Brown, former UN deputy secretary general and former foreign office minister, praises the U.K. and U.S. for their reaction to the situation in Syria and talks about how an action could be made.

  • Can US and UK strike Syria without UN approval?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Hugo Dixon, editor-at-large at Breaking Views, comments on Syria and highlights that it's crucial that the U.S. and U.K display the evidence they say they have before any strike takes place.

  • Naguib Sawiris, founder of the Free Egyptians Party, tells CNBC that there's a real risk of fanatic terroristic elements gaining the reign in Syria.

  • West to intervene in Syria before week-end?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Syria has said it would be "defiant" in the face of a U.S- led military intervention, which could take place before the end of the week, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Will US be forced to strike Syria?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Helima Croft, Barclays, discusses whether it is too soon for the U.S. to act on Syria's chemical weapons attack. And NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest details on the intensifying situation there.