BEIJING— China said Thursday it will boost defense spending by 10.1 percent, a smaller rise than last year but in line with large annual increases that have drawn concern among the country's neighbors over Beijing's military and territorial ambitions. In its budget report to the annual session of the national legislature, the Finance Ministry said China's...» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Edward Djerejian, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and Israel, also Founding Director of James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, says there has to be a political strategy for transition in Syria towards a post-Assad era.
Is Syria going to surrender chemical weapons? NBC's Steve Handelsman; Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark; and Harvard Professor Nicholas Burns, share their opinions.
When will the key vote on military action in Syria take place? CNBC's John Harwood reports this is the most intense "sales job" for President Obama.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on President Obama's attempts to gain support for a military strike on Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.