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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) is greeted by French President Francois Hollande (R) prior to their meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace on October 2, 2015 in Paris, France.

    Russia’s President Putin is meeting his French opposite number Hollande Thursday evening, as France seems keener to bring Russia in from the cold.

  • Hollande could use this leveraging ace on Russia

    Russia may trade an end of EU sanctions with cooperation on Syria, says Tina Burrett, assistant professor of political science at Sophia University.

  • Brussels has reopened after a four-day security lockdown but the hunt went on for militants police fear may mount a Paris-style attack.

  • Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria to protect its jets and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space.

  • 'Turkey has scuttled all of France's plans'

    France was hoping to build a broad coalition against ISIS, but talks have been complicated by the Russia-Turkey jet incident that's forced countries to take sides, says Lauren Goodrich, senior Eurasia analyst at Stratfor.

  • Russia-Turkey jet incident 'not likely to escalate'

    Brian Jenkins, senior adviser at RAND, says the countries will not go to war over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet, but there will be repercussions.

  • Occupancy rates at some Paris hotels have plunged by more than 30 percent in the days since the Nov. 13 terror attacks, according to a company that tracks hotel industry data. STR Global cautioned that its report only represents 37 percent of its monthly sample for Paris hotels, so the data is not definitive. But travel-information company Forward Data SL said...

  • French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— As police armed with automatic weapons stood guard, schools and some subway stations in the Belgian capital reopened Wednesday for the first time since emergency measures were imposed four days ago in the wake of the Paris attacks. Belgian and French authorities continued a manhunt for at least two suspects believed to be directly linked to the...

  • Will Turkish/Russian tensions escalate? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will Turkish/Russian tensions escalate?

    Mehmet Ali Tugtan, assistant professor of international relations at Istanbul Bilgi University, speaks to Hadley Gamble about the Russian military jet which was shot down by Turkey and how this could negatively affect Turkey's economy if Russia retaliates.

  • Tensions rise in the Middle East Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Tensions rise in the Middle East

    Christopher Granville, managing director of Trusted Sources, says Turkey is hostile to a peace process in Syria.

  • LOS ANGELES— Low gas prices were driving more people to hit the road to reach their Thanksgiving celebrations, and airports were bustling Wednesday as travelers flying to meet family and friends braved long lines and fears about terrorism. Pat Flynt had recent terror attacks in Tunisia and Paris in mind as he waited to get through a checkpoint at...

  • Turkey shoots down Russian warplane Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 1:40 AM ET
    Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

    Richard Engel, NBC correspondent, reports on the latest developments from Turkey, where a Russian military jet was shut down for infringing on Turkey's airspace.

  • Two outcomes of Russia-Turkey jet incident Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:50 AM ET
    Two outcomes of Russia-Turkey jet incident

    Alastair Newton, political analyst at Alavan Business Advisory, says there will either be increased efforts of coordination between all parties, or there will be a standoff.

  • JPMorgan: Geopolitical risks are everpresent Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    JPMorgan: Geopolitical risks are everpresent

    The Russia-Turkey jet incident should not be a driving force behind investment decisions, says Kerry Craig, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management.

  • Turkish diplomat: Russian jet was warned ten times Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    Turkish diplomat: Russian jet was warned ten times

    Taner Seben, the Turkish Ambassador to Singapore, shares evidence that the downed Russian jet violated Turkish air space.

  • Mediation will lower Russia-Turkey risks: Credit Suisse Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 10:09 PM ET
    Mediation will lower Russia-Turkey risks: Credit Suisse

    If the U.S. or UN mediate between Russia and Turkey, risks of gas pipeline disruptions will lessen, says Sailesh Jha, chief Asia economist at Credit Suisse Private Banking & Wealth Management.

  • How the downing of a Russian jet impacted FX Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 9:53 PM ET
    How the downing of a Russian jet impacted FX

    The Russian jet downing led to an unwinding of existing risk trades, says Ray Attrill, co-head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank.

  • Oil outlook 'subdued' despite rally: RBC expert Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    Crude oil refining in Russia

    Oil prices rallied nearly 3 percent Tuesday. But over the next year, increases are expected to be more subdued.

  • Turkey-Russia incident 'complicates matters' Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 6:39 PM ET
    Turkey-Russia incident 'complicates matters'

    Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, says there had been the prospect of a Western coalition, including the U.S., France and Russia, undertaking military operations in Syria.

  • What's the potential fallout of downed Russian jet Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
    What's the potential fallout of downed Russian jet

    Rodger Shananhan, research fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, says the key issue is that Turkey returns the Russian pilots from the downed jet.