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  • Ukraine vows return to union with Crimea Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:19 AM ET
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko sings the national anthem during the Independence Day military parade, in Kiev, Aug. 24, 2014.

    Ukraine's President has vowed the region of Crimea, which was taken over by Russia earlier this year, will be reunited with Ukraine.

  • Middle East tension, a systemic risk?     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 PM ET

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, explains why tensions across the Middle East and Africa pose greater risks than the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

  • Swan backs Obama's new plans to fight ISIS     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Wayne Swan, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, says U.S. President Obama has put together practical measures, careful not to repeat the mistakes of his predecessor.

  • Opportunity for Turkey: Gen. Eaton     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Retired U.S. Army Major General Paul D. Eaton, shares his view of President Obama's strategies against ISIS, and the opportunity for other countries to step up.

  • Obama's ISIS objectives     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reports from Iraq on the threat of ISIS, and the strategy of the U.S. to disarm the terrorist group.

  • Oil up & attracting foreign investment: Pritzker     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, provides her view on oil production in the U.S., the economy and corporate America.

  • Obama late to Syria: Expert     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt, weighs in on President Obama's ISIS strategy. Kimmitt says had Obama been prepared to move forces into Syria it would have been easier to put a coalition together.

  • Cramer: Why futures are down     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses how global markets are reacting to President Obama's plan to combat ISIS, and explains why futures are down.

  • US response to ISIS     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chair, shares his thoughts on President Obama's strategy to combat terror threats by ISIS.

  • Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), and Sen. Ben Cardin, (D-Md.), discuss President Obama's plan to fight back against terror group ISIS.

  • Inside ISIS terrorist organization     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Former Gov. Howard Dean, (D-Vt.), and Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, discuss President Obama's plan on fighting the ISIS terror threat. The hard work has to be done on the ground by the people who live there, says Dean.

  • Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Ret.), discusses why airstrikes are not enough to wipe out ISIS.

  • US strategy to defeat ISIS     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood, discusses President Obama's plan to battle ISIS, including engaging allies against ISIS.

  • Middle East: What's Obama's strategy?     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Dr Mark McClelland, head of North America at Maplecroft, questions whether the U.S. has a long-term strategy in the Middle East and whether airstrikes will be sufficient to deal with the ISIL threat.

  • Thursday's address was 'classic Obama': Pro     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:16 PM ET

    While President Obama's speech signaled limited U.S. leadership in combating ISIS, it struck the right balance for the U.S. audience, says Firas Maksad, Managing Director of Global Policy Advisors.

  • Obama: 'Systematic campaign' against ISIS Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq.

    Although he stressed he would not put troops in combat roles there, Obama announced that he is sending another 475 service members to Iraq.

  • What is Obama's gameplan against ISIS?     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    Daniel Serwer, Senior Research Professor of Conflict Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, outlines his expectations ahead of U.S. President Obama's speech on Wednesday.

  • President Barack Obama discusses the administration's plan to combat the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS, as well as how it intends to battle terrorism in other areas of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Americans tend to rally around President     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down President Obama's remarks on ISIS.

  • Obama: Anti-ISIS coalition, no US combat troops Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama called Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Wednesday ahead of an evening speech in which the U.S. leader plans to lay out his strategy for defeating the militant group Islamic State, the White House said.

    President Barack Obama plans to announce that the US will join a "broad coalition" to fight ISIS, but he will not deploy ground troops.