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  • Did Obama make his case on Syria?   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 6:11 AM ET
    Did Obama make his case on Syria?

    In his address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Obama said he will hold off on a military strike against Syria and opt for more diplomatic measures to force Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Putin is in control of Syria diplomacy: Pro   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:13 PM ET
    Putin is in control of Syria diplomacy: Pro

    Christian Whiton, Principal at D.C. International Advisory and former State Department Senior Advisor, provides instant analysis on President Obama's national address on Syria.

  • Pres. Obama & the case against Syria   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 9:00 PM ET
    Pres. Obama & the case against Syria

    President Barack Obama presents his case for action against Syria to the American people, live from the White House. The President says he asked Congress to postpone a vote and that he'll continue to work with Britain and France, Russia and China to get a U.N. solution.

  • President Obama to speak on Syria   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:52 PM ET
    President Obama to speak on Syria

    Discussing the crisis in Syria, and what to expect from President Obama's speech tonight, with Michael Steele, Former RNC Chairman, and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Will Russia plan avert attack?   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Will Russia plan avert attack?

    President Obama appears to be backing away from a military strike in Syria in favor of a solution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA); Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor; and Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discuss.

  • Progress in Syria talks   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 3:15 PM ET
    Progress in Syria talks

    CNBC's John Harwood reports possible next steps as Syria's foreign minister says they are prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal.

  • Syria to declare chemical weapons   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Syria to declare chemical weapons

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Syria's foreign minister says Syria is prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal, and willing to sign the chemical weapons convention.

  • UN Security Council holds emergency meeting   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:24 PM ET
    UN Security Council holds emergency meeting

    At 4pm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding Syria, CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • The case against Syria   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET
    The case against Syria

    The WSJ/NBC news poll shows 6 out of 10 Americans do not want America to strike Syria, and about a third do, reports CNBC's John Harwood. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera offers insight on the Russia-Syria proposal to secure and destroy chemical weapons.

  • Syria pledges to give up chemical weapons Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 12:29 PM ET
    A Syrian government forces' tank rolls in the Khaldiyeh district of Syria's central city of Homs.

    Syria said it will acknowledge that it possesses chemical weapons and sign onto the convention banning them, according to a new report.

  • What Obama needs to say about Syria   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    What Obama needs to say about Syria

    Marc Thiessen, former speech writer for George W. Bush, and former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., debate whether the president will be able to make his case tonight for military action in Syria.

  • Syria strike would hit commodities: pro   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Syria strike would hit commodities: pro

    Moorad Choudhry, professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, says that a military strike in Syria would impact the market, and that tapering in September "makes sense".

  • Senate vote on Syria delayed   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    Senate vote on Syria delayed

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI)), explains why he disagrees about authorizing action in Syria and discusses what he hopes to hear from President Obama tonight.

  • Rep Boehner on military action in Syria   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:11 AM ET
    Rep Boehner on military action in Syria

    House Majority Leader, John Boehner, (R-OH), gives new conference with the GOP leadership on Syria, jobs and health care reform.

  • 60% of Americans want 'no' vote on Syria: Poll   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    60% of Americans want 'no' vote on Syria: Poll

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the latest results from an NBC/WSJ poll which shows President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing Americans to take military action in Syria.

  • Kerry's suggestion gives Syria more time   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:22 AM ET
    Kerry's suggestion gives Syria more time

    Syria and Russia may be working on a resolution which would call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to surrender all of his chemical weapons immediately, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Syria’s oil supply decimated as demand grows: OPEC Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    The conflict in Syria has more than halved the amount of oil the country can supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Tuesday.

  • Obama's approval on Syria drops to 28%: Poll   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 6:04 AM ET
    Obama's approval on Syria drops to 28%: Poll

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the results of a recent NBC/WSJ poll which shows 60 percent of Americans want Congress to vote no on Syria.

  • Why Syrian dialogue could be 'years away'   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 5:50 AM ET
    Why Syrian dialogue could be 'years away'

    John Drake, head of global intelligence at AKE, talks about the French U.N. resolution for Syria and the practical difficulties it raises and how dialogue between the different players is "a long way away".

  • Ex-defense secretary defends UK's world position   Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Former defence secretary defends the UK's world position

    Liam Fox, former UK defence secretary, tells CNBC that the UK was expanding consumerism while Russia still sold vinegar and cabbages in the shops in Moscow.