Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Next step for Syria and the White House  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Syrian President Bashar Assad denies responsibility for the use of chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood. And CNBC's Eamon Javers provides a look at how social media is impacting the crisis in Syria. Also Ernesto Londono, The Washington Post, and Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discuss the odds of President Obama receiving Congressional approval for a military strike in Syria.

  • Syria tops Capitol Hill agenda  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of where Congress stands on Syria. And Borzou Daragahi, The Financial Times, shares his thoughts on American intervention in Syria.

  • Making the case for strikes in Syria  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Dana Milbank, The Washington Post, and Steven Clemons, The Atlantic, discusses President Obama's struggle to gain Congressional support for a military strike on Syria.

  • President Obama's hard sell case against Syria  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on President Obama's attempts to gain support for a military strike on Syria.

  • Kerry: Syria can still avoid a military strike Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    William Hague greets John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.

  • Will US strike Syria without House majority vote?  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood and Ben White, CNBC contributor, discuss the likelihood of U.S. action in Syria without the approval of the House of Representatives.

  • Kerry on Syria: 'Political solution is necessary'  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    While a resolution to the Syrian crisis "will not be found on the battlefield", according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a strong international response is still necessary.

  • Can Obama convince the Congress on Syria?  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Anthony Dworkin, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discuss a possible U.S. intervention in Syria.

  • Syria’s other key ally: North Korea Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:19 AM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    The Obama administration's push for a military strike against Syria has highlighted the regimes that support Assad, including a distant ally: North Korea. The Global Post reports.

  • What a 'no' vote on Syria means for Obama  Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    If President Obama gets a "no" vote from Congress in regards to military action in Syria, what might this hurt his agenda? Robert Costa, National Review; KellyAnne Conway, The Polling Company; and Blake Zeff, Salon.com, share their opinions.

  • Obama selling case for Syria?  Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    President Obama will address America on Syria this coming Tuesday. Robert Costa, National Review; KellyAnne Conway, The Polling Company; and Blake Zeff, Salon.com, discuss Obama's efforts to make the case for action in Syria, and the Republican divide on the subject.

  • Russia sends another navy ship to Syria  Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    President Obama and Russian President Putin failed to reach an agreement on Syria at the G-20 Summit. CNBC's John Harwood has the latest on the rising tensions. Mark Galeotti, NYU professor; and Stephen Sestanovich, Council on Foreign Relations, join to discuss Vladimir Putin's end game.

  • Syria cast shadow over G-20 Summit  Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    NBC's Steve Sedgwick is in St. Petersburg, Russia with the latest from the G-20 Summit. And William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense, shares his opinion on President Obama's mission.

  • President Obama lays out plan for Syria  Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports President Obama is speaking at the G-20 meeting about his call for action against Syria.

  • Odds of Congressional approval on Syria  Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 8:10 AM ET

    Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, lays out the odds that Congress will approve U.S. action against Syria. What happens if Assad uses chemical weapons again?

  • Talking taper timeline: Gartman  Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Dennis Gartman, founder, editor & publisher, The Gartman Letter, discusses the possibility of a September taper and whether Syria is going to have any significant impact on the Fed's decision.

  • Syria dominates G-20 as leaders express 'outrage’ Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    The world’s most influential political leaders expressed “universal outrage” at the use of chemicals in Syria during the G-20 meeting, but have yet to decide on a course of action.

  • World Bank: 'Disagreement on Syria' at G-20 Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 2:02 AM ET
    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

    The president of the World Bank tells CNBC there was unanimous outrage from world leaders at the G-20 over what happened in Syria, but said there were some "areas of disagreement."

  • Markets & military action  Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    What can investors expect from the markets days before a military attack? Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, and Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, look at patterns that go back to World War II.

  • Obama tries to bolster support for Syria  Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    President Obama is meeting world leaders in Russia at the G-20 Summit today to hopefully gain support for military action in Syria. NBC's Chick Todd is in St. Petersburg, Russia with the latest.