Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Putin aide: Russia braced for more sanctions Friday, 23 May 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    Pro-Russian armed militants stand guard at a barricade which faces a position manned by Ukrainian army soldiers near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region, on May 23, 2014.

    Russia has prepared a secret document detailing actions if Western nations impose further sanctions over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

  • This is not just another Thai coup: Expert   Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:45 AM ET
    This is not just another Thai coup: Expert

    Mark Thompson, director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at City University of Hong Kong, says that while military coups have been a part of Thai political history, there is a threat of civil war hanging over the latest events.

  • Russia is ‘unpredictable’: Ukraine frontrunner Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:49 AM ET
    Petro Poroshenko

    Oligarch Petro Poroshenko is likely to win Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, but has told CNBC that Russia might not accept the results.

  • Would you still travel to Thailand? Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:05 PM ET
    Thai army soldiers at the venue for peace talks between pro- and anti-government groups on May 22 in Bangkok following the announcement of a coup.

    With Thailand in the midst of a military coup d'etat, would you still vacation in the country?

  • Intel attends SPIEF despite US pressure Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    The Intel booth at the CEATEC Japan 2013 exhibition in Chiba City

    Intel was present at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's top business summit, despite pressure from the U.S. to veto the event.

  • Ukraine lacks the clout to tackle Russia: Ex-PM Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Embattled Ukraine lacks “the power or the possibility” to stand up to Russia at present, Ukraine’s former prime minister told CNBC.

  • Ukraine must work with Russia: President candidate Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    An election official sorts through a pile of 'yes' votes for independence for eastern Ukraine.

    Embattled Ukraine should be open to working with Russia as well as Europe and the U.S., according to a Ukrainian presidential candidate.

  • Kids today too fat to fight? Retired leaders worry Saturday, 17 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    An officer inspects Marine recruits during boot camp on February 26, 2013, at Parris Island, S.C.

    Some of high-ranking retired military brass are advocating for a radical way to bolster national security: Improve the fitness of children

  • Obese recruits are newest threat to US military   Friday, 16 May 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Obese recruits are newest threat to US military

    We think of the military as getting more high-tech, but soldiers on the ground will still play a key role in fighting. CNBC's Allison Linn explains why military leaders are worried that there won¿t be enough physically fit recruits to serve the U.S. in the future.

  • The Pentagon is ready for ... zombies? Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    Mggggggh... brains.

    The U.S. federal government has a contingency plan in the event zombies ever overrun the country, according to Foreign Policy Magazine.

  • Egypt national elections offer hope: EFG co-head Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

    The co-chief executive of EFG Hermes told CNBC that Egypt was undergoing political rejuvenation, meaning it had a lot to offer investors.

  • Meet the man with the Pentagon checkbook Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite

    It's Frank Kendall's job to write checks for programs that will shape U.S. defense forces for the next quarter century.

  • F-35: A flying computer   Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    F-35: A flying computer

    Steve O'Bryan and Art Tomassetti of Lockheed Martin's F-35 program explain how the F-35 changes combat, and changed flying.

  • Flying Lockheed's F-35 jet   Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Flying Lockheed's F-35 jet

    USAF Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger has been testing out the new F-35, which should be the backbone of air defenses by 2039.

  • Putin flies to Crimea, more bloodshed in Ukraine Friday, 9 May 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Donetsk, Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday for parades marking the Soviet victory in World War Two.

  • Ukraine rebels ignore Putin call to delay vote Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone a referendum.

  • Russia vs Ukraine: A fighting force comparison Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers at their newly erected checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainain city of Slavyansk on April 25, 2014.

    If Russia were to invade Ukraine, the numbers indicate a one-sided affair. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.

  • US urges Russia to end support for separatists Sunday, 4 May 2014 | 4:35 AM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists setting up barricades at the entrance and exit points of Slavyansk, Ukraine on Saturday

    US secretary of state John Kerry has threatened Russia with further sanctions unless the country stopped backing separatists in eastern Ukraine. The FT reports.

  • Western observers released in Ukraine's Slaviansk Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 4:59 AM ET
    A pro-Russian separatiststands guard outside city council building of Slavyansk, Ukraine.

    European military observers held captive in Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine were released on Saturday, the town's pro-Russian separatist leader said, characterising the move as voluntary and made to coincide with his birthday.

  • Dozens dead as violence spreads in Ukraine Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    Violence in Odessa as pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists clashed on Friday.

    At least 30 people were killed in southern Ukraine on Friday when clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Russia protesters spread from the east of the country. The FT reports.