KIEV, Ukraine— Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday. Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of being directly involved in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine which has left over 6,000 dead in the last year.» Read More
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.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Secretary John Kerry is urging Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki to form an inclusive government.
John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press the Prime Minister to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.
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.
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.
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.
"This is going to burn for a long time," said Kenneth Pollack, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and a former CIA Iraq military analyst.
Any military intervention in Iraq is unlikely to bring peace, says former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass.
The U.S. has sent billions in assistance--but a large portion has been squandered or disappeared. The Fiscal Times reports.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports it's still unclear who is in control of the Baiji oil refinery, and the Iraqi government is expressing frustration over the reluctance of the U.S. to launch air strikes against Sunni militants.
I think Iraq will be a messy place for years to come, says Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discussing the likely outcome if the Iraqi government loses the Baiji refinery to insurgents and how the U.S. should respond to the crisis in Iraq.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that it is becoming increasingly clear that Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will struggle to retain his job. Caruso-Cabrera also has the latest on the likelihood of U.S air strikes in the region.
NBC's Richard Engel reports on news that the U.S. wants Iraqi policymakers to form a new government without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports gas prices are creeping higher as Iraq's largest oil refinery comes under attack by Sunni militants.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ongoing crisis in Iraq as black flags fly over Baiji.
Iraq has asked the U.S. to stage air attacks on Sunni Muslim insurgents, according to a top American general.