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  • Nonprofit Steps Up for US Troops Who Lack Basics Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Despite the military's "draw down" from Afghanistan and Iraq, budget cuts, bureaucratic red tape, and supply chain inefficiency can make obtaining needed gear difficult or impossible for many troops.

  • Morsi's Ouster Was a Coup D'Etat: Pro     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley believes what happened in Egypt was a coup d'etat by the military, despite the popular support behind it.

  • Egypt Protests Set for Showdown, Violence Feared Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.

  • Egypt Violence Builds, American Among Dead Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • Taiwan may be enjoying an improving relationship with mainland China but it is increasingly becoming more and more distant from the U.S says Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies.

  • Cramer: This Defense Stock Not Like Others Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 6:27 PM ET

    Not all defense contractors should be painted with the same brush. Not by a long shot.

  • Israel’s President Calls for Two-State Solution Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Hebron, Israel

    Israeli President Shimon Peres called for the establishment of an Palestinian state, in an exclusive interview with CNBC on Tuesday.

  • On Funding the Fight: General John Campbell     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    General John Campbell, US Army, rang the closing bell today at the NYSE. He appears on Closing Bell to discuss the anniversary of the Army and the biggest challenges the military faces today, including the impact of sequestration on training and preparedness.

  • Syrian Rebels Ask for Heavy Weapons     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engle reports the U.S. is considering implementing a no-fly zone in parts of Syria after confirmation the country used chemical weapons.

  • Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura warns about the rising crescent of chaos in the Middle East, and flags the upcoming Iranian elections as a risk event.

  • Can Drones Be Used for Business?     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    Sam Smith, technology expert at Privacy International, talks about drones, the business opportunities they bring and the privacy issues their use raises.

  • The Mixed Effects Of Arab Spring     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Firas Maksad, Managing Director of Global Policy Advisors, gives his assessment of the Middle East situation two and a half years since the Arab Spring.

  • How to Put an End to the Syrian Civil War?     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    David Reeths, director of IHS Jane's Consulting, discusses what is needed to end the crisis in Syria and says an international intervention with military presence on the ground is inevitable.

  • Will the West Intervene in Syria?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, discusses the situation in Syria and says that it would take something "spectacular" to spur the West into a military intervention.

  • New Symbol of US Security Sails Into Asia     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports on the latest step of President Obama's 'Asia Pivot' strategy from the deck of the USS Freedom, a U.S warship on an eight-month deployment to Southeast Asia.

  • North Korea Nuclear Threat Just Got a Lot Bigger Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 5:11 AM ET

    A U.S. government agency said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous dimension to tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • South Korea Boosts Surveillance as North Moves Missile Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    South Korea said there was "very high" probability that North Korea, engaged in weeks of threats of war, would launch a medium-range missile at any time as a show of strength despite diplomatic efforts to soften its position.

  • Here's the Real Danger With North Korea Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    A South Korean soldier stands at a military check point connecting South and North Korea at the Unification Bridge in Paju, South Korea.

    Repeated threats of aggression from North Korea have created little panic in markets, but some experts warn that a big risk could be Pyongyang not knowing it's crossed the line.

  • Expect Some N. Korea Missiles to Fly     Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Andrei Lankov, Associate Professor at Kookmin University, and author of 'The Real North Korea' says he expects some missiles to fly from North Korea and more talks of a nuclear war.

  • Seoul Denies North Korea Nuclear Test Coming Soon Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    South Korea's Defense Ministry denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around the reclusive country's atomic site were routine, contradicting earlier comments.