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  • Going to be long fight with Russia: Rep. Kinzinger

    Does Vladimir Putin care about the Russian people? CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, (R-IL), House Foreign Affairs Committee, discuss what sanctions and restrictions the U.S. may be able to impose on Russia and how the fallout will affect the Russian people.

  • Russia's impact on energy   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Russia's impact on energy

    Discussing the threat Russian aggression poses to Europe's natural gas supplies, with Willis Sparks Eurasia Group analyst.

  • Possible outcomes for unrest in Ukraine   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Possible outcomes for unrest in Ukraine

    Discussing Vladimir Putin's objective and America's options in Ukraine, with Retired Army Colonel Jack Jacobs.

  • No military solutions to Ukraine crisis   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:11 PM ET
    No military solutions to Ukraine crisis

    NBC's Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reports there is no talk of a U.S. military attack on Russia and there is no indication Russia is going to move beyond Crimea.

  • Putin's agenda unknown: Richard Haass   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Putin's agenda unknown: Richard Haass

    Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discusses the standoff in Ukraine and what is likely Vladimir Putin's next move.

  • Ukrainian PM: No more Russian boots on Ukraine soil

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes a political and diplomatic solution can be reached, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • US & allies have few options with Putin   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    US & allies have few options with Putin

    Russia has sent troops to occupy Crimea. NBC's Jim Maceda discusses what leverage the U.S. and the EU have over Russia.

  • Ukrainian troops on high combat alert   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Ukrainian troops on high combat alert

    NBC News Correspondent Jim Maceda reports Russian forces have occupied Crimea's airports, ferry ports and telecom towers.

  • Russia going for 'Georgian-style scenario': Pro   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 2:00 AM ET
    Russia going for 'Georgian-style scenario': Pro

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, says Russia is trying to provoke a "Georgian-style scenario" by forcing Ukraine to fire the first shot and says a Western-led military action against Russia is unlikely.

  • 'Yes, it's a war': Ukraine deputy secretary   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:07 AM ET
    'Yes, it's a war': Ukraine deputy secretary

    Russia's intrusion in Ukraine is a declaration of war says Victoria Sumar, Deputy Secretary of the Council of National Security and Defence of Ukraine, adding that Ukraine has "no reason to use armed forces right now."

  • Chart of the Day: US military dollars vs the world Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    A U.S. Navy technician walks past a row of F/A-18 Super Hornet combat jets, aboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier near Eastern Samar, the Philippines, Nov. 20, 2013.

    The U.S. spent more than $600 billion on its military forces in 2012, the latest figures available. Here's a look at where the money went.

  • Pentagon to shrink Army to pre-World War II level Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    The U.S. government plans to shrink the Army in a new spending proposal. It would be the smallest force since before the Second World War.

  • Libyan militias tell parliament: Step down or else Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    Libyan protesters demonstrate against the extended mandate of the General National Congress, the country's highest political authority, in Benghazi, on February 14, 2014.

    Two powerful Libyan militias warned members of parliament to step down Tuesday or face arrest.

  • China-Japan conflict is 'up to Japan': ICBC   Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    China-Japan conflict is 'up to Japan': ICBC

    "It's up to Japan" whether there would be an armed conflict between Tokyo and Beijing, says Jiang Jianqing, chairman at the ICBC.

  • A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.

  • United Technologies profit tops Street estimates Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:20 AM ET
    United Technologies

    United Technologies reported a rise in profit that topped Wall Street estimates, helped by a stronger performance across its businesses.

  • Egyptians overwhelmingly back constitution Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 3:44 AM ET
    Nabil Salib (center), head of Egypt’s Supreme Electoral Commission announces that majority of voters approved the an amended version of Egypt's 2012 constitution in a two-day vote.

    More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.

  • Former Defense Secretary Gates new tell-all   Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:52 PM ET
    Former Defense Secretary Gates new tell-all

    Steve Bucci, Heritage Foundation Foreign Policy Studies, and Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, discuss Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' book, which slams the leadership of President Obama.

  • Securing Sochi: Protecting the Olympics   Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    Securing Sochi: Protecting the Olympics

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the suicide bomber in Volgograd, Russia has been identified, and on the security measures being taken to protect athletes and attendees at the winter games.

  • Securing Sochi for the Olympics   Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 1:02 PM ET
    Securing Sochi for the Olympics

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, discusses the turmoil in Russia and how Sochi can be secured for the Winter Olympics.