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  •  Is the US retreating from the Middle East?

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, tells CNBC that the congress vote will create delays and complicate the situation over Syria.

  • US Syrian coalition looks uncertain: expert

    Dorothee Schmid, researcher and head of Turkish study program at the IFRI, highlights that the U.S. strike in Syria would have to be outside UN legality and how France seems to be its strongest ally.

  • Can Obama rally Congress on Syria?

    Michael Hudson, director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, discusses Syria, the Arab league call for action and whether a U.S. strike is likely.

  • Syria celebrates US 'historical retreat'

    The U.S. delay in Syria in being treated as a victory by the local government while Arab League countries have reiterated a call to act reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Is Obama's delay on Syria a strategic mistake?

    Torbjorn Soltvedt, principle analyst at Maplecroft, tells CNBC that Obama's decision to get Congress's approval for Syria has similarities to the first Gulf war which emboldened Saddam Hussein.

  • How Syria could trigger pipeline politics

    Mark Keenan, Cross Commodity Research Strategist at Societe Generale, explains how a strike in Syria could see tensions spread to Iraq and push the price of oil up to $125.

  • USS Barry

    Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" after President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike by deciding to consult Congress.

  • Is Syria a winning issue for President Obama?

    Breaking down the mess in Syria, and whether the U.S. should act, with Democratic strategist Richard Socarides; CNBC contributor Sara Fagen; and Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin.

  • Gasoline prices spike higher

    As tensions in Syria rise, oil prices remain volatile. Dan Dicker, TheStreet, and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago, weigh in. "All the risks to oil remain to the upside," says Dicker.

  • Investors can't outthink Syria: Pro

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reports oil, precious metals, defense and stocks rally on the Syria conflict. What can investors expect ahead? Jim Lacamp, UBS, and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago, weigh in. Lacamp says investors should 'absolutely not" make investment decisions based on Syria.

  • When can we expect US military action?

    Discussing what it will take to stop Syria's Bashar Assad from another attack, and when the attack by the U.S. could take place, with Former Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf.

  • President Obama still planning Syrian response

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama tried reassure the public that any U.S. response would not be open ended like the War in Iraq. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports there is a lot of tension among some of the closest allies of the U.S. in the Middle East. Armed Services Committee member Brad Westrup (R-OH), weighs in.

  • Tensions over Syria escalate

    Dissecting how the crisis in the Middle East impacted the day's market action, with the "Fast Money" traders; CNBC's John Harwood; and retired Army Colonel and military strategist Jack Jacobs.

  • PM Cameron sidelined on Syria

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from London on the British Parliament's vote against military intervention in Syria.

  • Awaiting Obama's decision on Syria

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports mixed reactions from Syria following John Kerry and President Obama's statements. Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY), explains why he is urging an attack on Syria and feels the President is handling the situation well.

  • What's next for US and Syria

    CNBC's John Harwood provides what may be next for U.S. involvement in Syria. John Bussey, Wall Street Journal, and Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations, weigh in.

  • August closes as worst month of 2013

    With the worst month in the rear view mirror, Stephanie Link, TheStreet.com; Ralph Acampora, Altaira; Lance Roberts, Street Talk Advisors; and Joe Bell, Schaeffer's Investment Research, discuss where the markets will go.

  • Commodities Next Week: Syria, Fed & employment

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Dow on track for 4th week losing streak

    With tapering, a new Fed chair ahead, and Syria looming, Stephanie Link, TheStreet.com, and Ben Willis, Albert Fried & Co, break down the markets.

  • The impact of a strike on Syria

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Syria following John Kerry and President Obama's statements on Syria. And Micheal O'Hanlon, Brookings; and former Army captain Michael Breen of Truman National Security Project; discuss the impact of a U.S. strike in Syria with only the U.S. and France on board.