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  • Kerry: Question no longer what we know, but what we do

    CNBC's John Harwood says he would be very surprised if we do not see U.S. military action on Syria by Tuesday just before President Obama goes to Russia for the G-20 Summit.

  • Sec. John Kerry on Syria: 'Will not repeat Iraq'

    Sec. of State John Kerry makes the case for U.S. military action in Syria, saying he feels it is important to discuss directly with the American people. "Findings on Syria are as clear as they are compelling--with our own eyes, we've seen victims with symptoms of chemical attack."

  • Syria military attack 'schizophrenic'

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says that a U.S. military strike on Syria is likely, but there is uncertainty over the aim of the attack.

  • President Obama's Syrian dilemma

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports the latest details on UN inspections in Syria. And Bill Spindle, WSJ Middle Eastern bureau chief, discusses President Obama's quandary in Syria.

  • EM currencies vulnerable to global politics

    Luis Costa, EM strategist at Citi, talks about the effect of geopolitical tensions on emerging market currencies.

  • Syria Obama's 'trickiest' hour: Financial Times

    Edward Luce, Financial Times Washington columnist, discusses what a missile strike in Syria will mean for President Obama's credibility.

  • Struggles of a Syrian CEO

    Moe Ghashim, ShopGo CEO, says he left Syria last year because of the difficulty he encountered trying to run his business there.

  • Will US go it alone in Syria?

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest details on the unrest in Syria. And Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the likelihood of a U.S. military strike on Syria now that the United Kingdom has signaled it will not intervene.

  • What's the next move for US in Syria?

    As the U.S. debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, questions are rising about Israel's involvement, reports NBC's Atia Abawi with the latest details from Tel Aviv.

  • Syria's effect on oil markets

    John Hofmeister, Citizens for Affordable Energy, discusses how uncertainty in the Middle East is impacting global energy production and prices.

  • What's Washington's next move in Syria?

    NBC's Richard Engel reports how the UK's decision to stay out of military intervention in Syria will likely impact the region. And Reuel Marc Gerecht, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, provides his perspective on what President Obama's next move in the Middle East should include.

  • Libya, not Syria stir oil concerns: Pro

    Richard Hastings, Global Hunter Securities, explains why minor oil disruptions in the Middle East will unlikely cause a major spike in energy prices.

  • US considers 'credible' options in Syria

    Now that the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel have indicated they will not participate in a military strike in Syria, President Obama must carefully weigh his retaliatory options in the Middle East, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • GE returns to its industrial 'roots'

    Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ, provides perspective on how stocks will likely react to an attack on Syria. And Jack De Gan, Harbor Advisory, weighs in on General Electric's plans to spin off its consumer lending operations.

  • NBC poll: 50% of Americans oppose military strike in Syria

    Robert Wexler, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, discusses several options open to President Obama in response to Syria's Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. And CNBC's John Harwood reveals the latest results of an NBC/WSJ poll on what Americans think about the crisis in Syria.

  • Syrian government remains defiant: Reporter

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest developments in Syria as a growing number of refugees flee to Jordan and Lebanon, and the United Kingdom and Germany signal they will not participate in a military strike.

  • Will the US go it alone in Syria?

    Robert Jordan, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, tells CNBC that Obama has placed the US in box over Syria and has to carry out an attack to maintain credibility.

  • America can't rely on us militarily: UK lawmaker

    Brooks Newmark, a Member of Parliament who has worked extensively in Syria, tells CNBC that the vote on Syria is a turning point on UK foreign policy and the US can no longer rely on them militarily.

  • Syria helping stocks?

    The Dow closed higher today by 16 points, S&P 500 up 27 points, and the Nasdaq up 3 points. Jeff Kleintop, LPL Financial, weighs in on the impact of concerns in Syria on the markets. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on the action in the defense sector.

  • Obama on War Powers Act

    UN inspectors conducted their 3rd day of investigations into Syria's alleged chemical weapons attack. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest. Also, Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA); Rep. Zoe Lofgren, (D-CA); and Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco discuss.