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President Obama asked lawmakers to hold off on authorizing air strikes against Syria, thus postponing the vote. former White House chief of staff Andrew Card; Former Ambassador to Iraq & Turkey James Jeffrey; and Stanley Kurtz of National Review, provide perspective.
Discussing what Iran's leaders are thinking and saying as Syria tries to avoid a U.S. air strike, with The Rand Group's Iran expert Alireza Nader. "The Iranian leadership is primarily concerned with the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the international community," he says.
What does it cost to keep the U.S. military poised as President Obama wants to keep it for a strike on Syria? CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen, explains why he thinks President Obama's tactics on Syria are confusing, and provides insight on what is likely going on behind the scenes.
CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's address to the nation on his diplomatic route on Syria.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), discusses President Obama's decision to try a diplomatic route to disband Syria's chemical weapons stash.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND), and Sen. John Barrasso, (R-WY), provide their views on President Obama's decision to hold off on a military strike on Syria for now and instead give Bashar Assad 45 days to sign the chemical weapons ban.
CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's Syria address to the nation. And Joe Watkins, former George H.W. Bush White House official; Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, and Jimmy Williams, MSNBC contributor, debate whether the President made 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At 4pm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding Syria, CNBC's John Harwood has the details.
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 said it will acknowledge that it possesses chemical weapons and sign onto the convention banning them, according to a new report.
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.
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".