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  • 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.

  • Obama asks Congress to postpone Syria vote     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's address to the nation on his diplomatic route on Syria.

  • Is Obama's delay tactic the right course?     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), discusses President Obama's decision to try a diplomatic route to disband Syria's chemical weapons stash.

  • Senate reaction to Obama's diplomatic route     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND), and Sen. John Barrasso, (R-WY), provide their views on President Obama's decision to hold off on a military strike on Syria for now and instead give Bashar Assad 45 days to sign the chemical weapons ban.

  • President Obama takes diplomatic route on Syria     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's Syria address to the nation. And Joe Watkins, former George H.W. Bush White House official; Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, and Jimmy Williams, MSNBC contributor, debate whether the President made his case on Syria.

  • Did Obama make his case on Syria?     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    In his address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Obama said he will hold off on a military strike against Syria and opt for more diplomatic measures to force Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Putin is in control of Syria diplomacy: Pro     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    Christian Whiton, Principal at D.C. International Advisory and former State Department Senior Advisor, provides instant analysis on President Obama's national address on Syria.

  • Pres. Obama & the case against Syria     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    President Barack Obama presents his case for action against Syria to the American people, live from the White House. The President says he asked Congress to postpone a vote and that he'll continue to work with Britain and France, Russia and China to get a U.N. solution.

  • President Obama to speak on Syria     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Discussing the crisis in Syria, and what to expect from President Obama's speech tonight, with Michael Steele, Former RNC Chairman, and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Will Russia plan avert attack?     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    President Obama appears to be backing away from a military strike in Syria in favor of a solution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA); Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor; and Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discuss.

  • Progress in Syria talks     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports possible next steps as Syria's foreign minister says they are prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal.

  • Syria to declare chemical weapons     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Syria's foreign minister says Syria is prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal, and willing to sign the chemical weapons convention.

  • UN Security Council holds emergency meeting     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    At 4pm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding Syria, CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • The case against Syria     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    The WSJ/NBC news poll shows 6 out of 10 Americans do not want America to strike Syria, and about a third do, reports CNBC's John Harwood. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera offers insight on the Russia-Syria proposal to secure and destroy chemical weapons.

  • Syria pledges to give up chemical weapons Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 12:29 PM ET
    A Syrian government forces' tank rolls in the Khaldiyeh district of Syria's central city of Homs.

    Syria said it will acknowledge that it possesses chemical weapons and sign onto the convention banning them, according to a new report.

  • What Obama needs to say about Syria     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Marc Thiessen, former speech writer for George W. Bush, and former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., debate whether the president will be able to make his case tonight for military action in Syria.

  • Syria strike would hit commodities: pro     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Moorad Choudhry, professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, says that a military strike in Syria would impact the market, and that tapering in September "makes sense".

  • Senate vote on Syria delayed     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI)), explains why he disagrees about authorizing action in Syria and discusses what he hopes to hear from President Obama tonight.

  • Rep Boehner on military action in Syria     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    House Majority Leader, John Boehner, (R-OH), gives new conference with the GOP leadership on Syria, jobs and health care reform.

  • 60% of Americans want 'no' vote on Syria: Poll     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the latest results from an NBC/WSJ poll which shows President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing Americans to take military action in Syria.