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  • Pres. Obama's UN address focuses on Middle East   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:10 AM ET
    Pres. Obama's UN address focuses on Middle East

    President Obama addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. In his speech he calls for world leaders to stand up to Syrian President Assad over his use of chemical weapons through diplomatic measure. But the President also counters that the U.S. is "prepared to us all elements of our power, including military force" to secure our core interest in the region.

  • Two separate questions on Syria: Experts   Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 AM ET
    Two separate questions on Syria: Experts

    The U.S. should intervene in Syria but also needs to think very carefully about forcing Bashar Assad out of office, says Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discussing America's response to alleged charges Syria used chemical weapons on civilians. And David Gordon, Eurasia Group, explains why the much bigger stakes in the Middle East are about nuclear weapons confrontation with Iran.

  • Is the Kaesong deal a real sign of progress?   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:46 PM ET
    Kaesong deal a sign of progress with the DPRK?

    Joseph DeTrani, President of Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says the two Koreas' plan to reopen Kaesong is a positive development, but doubts remain over the path Kim Jong-un is taking.

  • Reining in North Korea   Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    Reining in North Korea

    Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade at the Korea Economic Institute, discusses how China and South Korea can work together to denuclearize North Korea.

  • President Obama Speaks in Germany   Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    President Obama Speaks in Germany

    President Obama, speaking in Berlin, proposes deep cuts to America's nuclear weapons and addressed the NSA surveillance program. He also discussed Ben Bernanke, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Iran Election to Impact Nuclear Policy?   Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 9:41 PM ET
    Iran Election to Impact Nuclear Policy?

    Daniel Serwer, Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, does not think the presidential election will change Iran's nuclear program. It could renew the negotiation process, he says, but prospects of success remain small.

  • North Korea No-Show No Surprise   Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    North Korea No-Show No Surprise

    Joseph Detrani, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says pressure is mounting on North Korea to address the issue of denuclearization, so the break down of talks with South Korea is not surprising.

  • Iranian Hackers Targeting US Companies: WSJ   Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Iranian Hackers Targeting US Companies: WSJ

    The UN said Iran has installed hundreds more centrifuges in a nuclear reactor which increases its capacity to refine uranium. A report from the WSJ says Iranian hackers are targeting U.S. companies, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Frank Cillufo, Homeland Security expert, offers insight.

  • North Korea Could Be 'Re-Calculating' Moves   Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    N. Korea Could Be Re-calculating Moves

  • South Korea Boosts Surveillance as North Moves Missile Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    South Korea said there was "very high" probability that North Korea, engaged in weeks of threats of war, would launch a medium-range missile at any time as a show of strength despite diplomatic efforts to soften its position.

  • Seoul Denies North Korea Nuclear Test Coming Soon Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    South Korea's Defense Ministry denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around the reclusive country's atomic site were routine, contradicting earlier comments.

  • Korean Peninsula Crackles With Nuclear Tensions   Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 9:40 PM ET
    North Korea's Nuclear Threat

    As the rhetoric from North Korea flares up, NBC's Jim Maceda has the latest update.

  • North Korea? We're More Worried About Finals   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 5:20 AM ET
    North Korea? We're More Worried About Finals
  • North Korea Warns; US Boosts Guam Defense Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    Rhetoric is heating up: North Korea's army warned that it has been cleared to wage an attack on the US, while the US said it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Program a Bargaining Chip   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET
    N. Korea's Nuclear Program: A Bargaining Chip

    Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor at City University of Hong Kong says Kim Jong-Un's regime probably thinks the best way to strengthen North Korea's security is to complete the nuclear weapons program, noting it would provide a valuable bargaining chip for diplomatic recognition.

  • Implications of North Korea Restarting Nuclear Plant   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    N. Korea Restarting Nuclear Plant Means Potential Iran Collaboration

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says North Korea restarting the uranium enrichment plant could lead to collaboration with Iran.

  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 9:12 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's brinksmanship is in full bloom. Foreign-policy analysts agree the situation is troubling, though there's a deep difference of opinion on what approach would convince Kim Jong Un to play nice. NBC News reports.

  • Time For Boots on Ground In Syria?   Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Time For Boots on Ground In Syria?

    There are new accusations today about a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Is now the time for U.S. to step in? House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, shares his opinions.

  • US to Bolster Defenses to Curb North Korea Threat Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 4:15 AM ET
    Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to become the secretary of defense.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.

  • Curtailing North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions   Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 8:46 PM ET
    Curtailing N.Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

    Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance explains why North Korea needs to be very concerned about how China is reacting to their provocations.