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  • Experts dispute Serbia’s ‘bankruptcy’ scare Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    After Serbia's deputy prime minister told local TV his country faced bankruptcy, analysts were quick to point out that Serbia actually has sufficient funding to last through 2013.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • What to expect from US/Syria talks  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.

  • Will Syria's weapons agreement last?  Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:41 PM ET

    Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.

  • Look at Newport Chemical Depot today  Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Newport Chemical Depot, which is now called Vermillion Rise Mega Park. The site is currently under development to serve as an industrial park.

  • Syria strategy: Mission impossible?  Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the use of sarin gas in Syria. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation, discuss whether Syria will show its entire weapons inventory, and if force is the answer.

  • Syria diplomacy backed by force?  Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.

  • Will a UN resolution on Syria be taken?  Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, says a strict UN resolution on Syria is likely following the latest chemical attack, but that Assad could "pull the carpet from under Obama's feet" again.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the latest details from the United Nations investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Pentagon cuts, but it's still not enough: Analysis Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    The USS Arlington, front, and USS San Diego at Ingalls Shipbuilding yard, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Pascagoula, Miss.

    Big spending cuts by the Pentagon may not be enough to meet the reductions mandated by the sequestration.

  • Syria chemical weapons talks  Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the biggest headlines from today including little progress in talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister about chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, notes that the threat of U.S. military action was to deter Syria from using chemical weapons again, but by acceding to the global treaty, Syria will have to destroy their stockpiles.

  • From Russia with love: Putin's NYT op-ed  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:32 PM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the New York Times to plea for U. S caution in Syria. CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the details. And Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor, weighs in on Press Secretary Jay Carney's response to Putin's op-ed.

  • Russia is cheapest emerging market: Pro  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Russia's market has become "very narrow," and is a place where is the "cheapest emerging market," explains Triogem Asset Management's Tim Seymour.

  • Kerry rejects Assad's 30 day deadline  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad's plan to wait 30 days after signing a chemical weapons ban before submitting data on how many they actually own.

  • Obama vs. Putin: Who will win?  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Michelle Caruso Cabrera are joined by Allan Lichtman, history professor at American University, to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times where he states the U.S. is "not so exceptional."

  • Putin places plea to America in NY Times  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    Russia's president is going directly to the American people with his warning that a military strike on Syria could upend the world, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Will Assad declare all his weapons?  Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Does the U.S. believe Syria's president Bashar Assad is willing to simply hand over his chemical weapons, and is the plan feasible? NBC News' military analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey, offers insight.

  • The war against terror  Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Twelve years after a tragic terrorist attack on our nation, the U.S. honors and will never forget the mere 3,000 victims of September 11th. Former FBI special agent Don Clark, and Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card, discuss the war against terror.

  • Russia reshapes strike strategy  Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    President Obama asked lawmakers to hold off on authorizing air strikes against Syria, thus postponing the vote. former White House chief of staff Andrew Card; Former Ambassador to Iraq & Turkey James Jeffrey; and Stanley Kurtz of National Review, provide perspective.