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  • The Message Obama Should Have Sent     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    On Thursday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world must draw a "red line" to stop Iran's nuclear program. Larry Kudlow wants to know why President Obama didn't impose the same ultimatum. With General Wesley Clark and Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor.

  • Netanyahu Addresses UN: Draws Red Line     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly, and says "the red line must be drawn on Iran's nuclear enrichment program because these enrichment facilities are the only nuclear installations that we can definitely see and credibly target."

  • Kudlow: 'Fiscal Cliff' Damage Already Serious     Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    A new survey from the Business Roundtable confirms Larry Kudlow's worst fears, the fiscal cliff has already paralyzed Corporate America, with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.

  • Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, discusses the violence in the Middle East, shares his opinions on free speech, and makes the case for investing in his country. "There is a limitation in exercising a human right," he says.

  • Libya Attacks: The Untold Story     Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    According to Larry Kudlow there's something you don't know about the attacks in Libya that killed 4 Americans; something the White House held back.

  • Turmoil in the Middle East     Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 7:32 PM ET

    Security controls have caused the United States to close embassies and consulates in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and others as Middle East turmoil continues. Mark Steyn, author of "After America," provides perspective.

  • Tamminen: Wars Over Oil Yield No Winners Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    City skyline and modern construction, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    We're not talking about the Persian Gulf. It's the South China Sea where China and Vietnam are on a collision course that could result in higher commodity prices and far worse.

  • Has Libya Been Doomed From Day One? Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 1:43 PM ET
    A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012

    Oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was “liberated."

  • Middle East Protests Continue     Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    Jim Maceda, NBC News, reports on the latest rioting in Cairo.

  • US Position in Middle East is Very Weak: McCain     Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    "He was a great man," says Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) discussing the life of slain U.S. Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens. McCain also weighs in on current U.S. policies in the Middle East, calling them "very weak," saying the country needs "more robust American leadership."

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace     Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

  • "The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack, " exclaims President Obama, remarking on yesterday's attack on the U. S. Embassy in Libya; killing four Americans, including the American Ambassador. "Make no mistakes, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people, he added.

  • Stormy Outlook For Oil     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    A look at how fallout from Isaac; conflict in Iran; and a fire at Venezuela's largest refinery is impacting energy prices, with Dan Yergin, IHS vice chairman.

  • Saudi Struggle vs. Iran Looks Likely to Get Worse Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
    Main roads in Riyadh are decorated with national flags and portraits of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on February 21, 2011 amid preparations to welcome the Saudi royal back as he is expected to return home later this week after convalescing in Morocco from operations in New York, according to a source close to the oil-rich Gulf monarchy. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests. Its involvement in Syria is the first battle in what is going to be a long conflict that will know no frontiers nor limits.

  • Israel's Channel 10 defense reporter Alon Ben David, explains why he says Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to attack Iran's nuclear facilities before the U.S. election. NBC News' Ali Arouzi, weighs in.

  • Iran 'Cleaning Up' or Hiding Evidence?     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 1:13 PM ET

    The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is "cleaning up" a site the group wants to inspect, and some suspect the country is hiding evidence of whatever it's working on. NBC News' Richard Engel reports on Iran's influence in the region and explains what's behind recent developments in Syria.

  • Israel vs. Iran: On the Brink?     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show host, weighs in on the reports Israel could possibly attack Iran before the November elections.

  • Will Israel Launch Airstrike on Iran?     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    George Friedman, Stratfor founder/CEO, provides perspective on whether an Israeli airstrike on Iran is possible, and the impact the tensions are having on oil prices.

  • U.S. Veterans, Afghanistan

    Hundreds of restaurant and service chains are offering incentives to help veterans open a shop — waiving franchise fees, reducing royalty payments and guiding them through crafting business plans.

  • Congressman Pushes Back Against UK Over Iran Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    The Congressman responsible for writing many of the U.S. sanctions against Iran lashed out about London-based Standard Chartered’s business with the Islamic Republic and the negative reaction from Britain to the impact of U.S. sanctions on British banks.