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  • Russia reshapes strike strategy   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Russia reshapes strike strategy

    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.

  • What does Iran think?   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    What does Iran think?

    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.

  • The cost of war   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    The cost of war

    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.

  • President Obama sending 'mixed messages': Cohen   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    President Obama sending 'mixed messages': Cohen

    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.

  • Obama asks Congress to postpone Syria vote   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Obama asks Congress to postpone Syria vote

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's address to the nation on his diplomatic route on Syria.

  • Is Obama's delay tactic the right course?   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Is Obama's delay tactic the right course?

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), discusses President Obama's decision to try a diplomatic route to disband Syria's chemical weapons stash.

  • Senate reaction to Obama's diplomatic route   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    Senate reaction to Obama's diplomatic route

    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.

  • President Obama takes diplomatic route on Syria   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    President Obama takes diplomatic route on Syria

    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.

  • 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".