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Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Oil prices vulnerable?   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    Oil prices vulnerable?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis speaks with Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage president, about concerns to potential oil supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq.

  • Secretary Kerry meets with Kurdish leaders   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Secretary Kerry meets with Kurdish leaders

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in northern Iraq urging the leaders of the Kurdistan region to stand with Baghdad in an attempt to hold Iraq together as a country. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest in the crisis.

  • Want to know Iraq's fate? Keep an eye on this guy Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

    If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stays in power, expect more fighting. But a replacement will be just as telling.

  • Destabilization risk greater than Iraq: Expert   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Destabilization risk greater than Iraq: Expert

    Providing his perspective on Iraq, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen, says the most important thing to do is sure up the defenses in Jordan and Saudi Arabia to prevent ISIS from destabilizing both countries.

  • Russian shares hit 5-month high on Putin comments Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:55 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, pauses during a global business leaders summit at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

    Russian shares leapt to a five-month high after President Vladimir Putin asked parliament to revoke Russia's right to send troops to Ukraine.

  • ISIS includes ex-Hussein militants   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    ISIS includes ex-Hussein militants

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iraqi officials to try and get them to form a new government as ISIS captures more towns. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest from the besieged country.

  • Sunni rebels threatened to invade Jordan   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:08 PM ET
    Sunni rebels threatened to invade Jordan

    More Iraqi cities have fallen to the heavily armed al-Qaida linked Sunni group. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details.

  • How to gain stability in Iraq: Sen. Johnson   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    How to gain stability in Iraq: Sen. Johnson

    We need to do whatever we can for the Kurds up in the north, says Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), sharing his thoughts on the political turmoil sweeping Iraq and what the U.S. should do to help.

  • Iraq insurgency fueling oil prices   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:18 AM ET
    Iraq insurgency fueling oil prices

    John Kingston, Platts Global director of news, provides insight on oil production in Iraq as the ongoing crisis prompts some cutbacks in northern production.

  • Iraq is a failed state: Author   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    Iraq is a failed state: Author

    David Phillips, "The Kurdish Spring" author, explains why the U.S. needs a plan on the Iraq crisis and should foster a relationship with Turkey.

  • Kerry meets with Maliki   Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    Kerry meets with Maliki

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Secretary John Kerry is urging Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki to form an inclusive government.

  • Kerry lands in Baghdad as insurgency spreads Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press the Prime Minister to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency.

  • Kerry in Cairo for talks over Iraq Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 5:11 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.

  • Militants take Iraq-Syria border town Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 11:53 PM ET
    Town of al-Qaim at the Iraqi-Syrian border

    Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.

  • Rep. Coffman: No military solution in Iraq   Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Rep. Coffman: No military solution in Iraq

    As al-Qaeda gains ground in Iraq, Rep. Mike Coffman, (R-Colo.), discusses the growing terror threat for the U.S. and what John Kerry should do when he meets with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Why US advisors are doomed to fail in Iraq Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Obama to send 300 military advisors to Iraq   Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 6:07 AM ET
    Obama to send 300 military advisors to Iraq

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports U.S. Secretary Kerry is headed to Iraq after President Obama announced he is sending support to help battle Sunni insurgency.

  • Oil spiked as Obama addressed Iraq crisis   Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 3:10 PM ET
    Oil spiked as Obama addressed Iraq crisis

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the U.S. intelligence is developing more information about potential ISIL targets and going forward will be prepared to take military action if necessary.

  • Obama on Iraq: Ready for 'targeted and precise' action Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Iraq on June 19, 2014.

    The U.S. is prepared to send up to 300 new American military advisers to bolster the ranks of those already in Iraq, the president said.

  • Iraq war: Here are the worst and best scenarios Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    "This is going to burn for a long time," said Kenneth Pollack, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and a former CIA Iraq military analyst.