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  • Syria chemical weapons talks

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the biggest headlines from today including little progress in talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister about chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Syria chemical weapons pledge surpasses U.S. goal?

    Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, notes that the threat of U.S. military action was to deter Syria from using chemical weapons again, but by acceding to the global treaty, Syria will have to destroy their stockpiles.

  • From Russia with love: Putin's NYT op-ed

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the New York Times to plea for U. S caution in Syria. CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the details. And Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor, weighs in on Press Secretary Jay Carney's response to Putin's op-ed.

  • Donald Trump

    Vladimir Putin's editorial admonishing the U.S. to abide by the U.N.'s authority embarrasses President Obama, Donald Trump said Thursday.

  • Russia is cheapest emerging market: Pro

    Russia's market has become "very narrow," and is a place where is the "cheapest emerging market," explains Triogem Asset Management's Tim Seymour.

  • Kerry rejects Assad's 30 day deadline

    Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad's plan to wait 30 days after signing a chemical weapons ban before submitting data on how many they actually own.

  • Obama vs. Putin: Who will win?

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Michelle Caruso Cabrera are joined by Allan Lichtman, history professor at American University, to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times where he states the U.S. is "not so exceptional."

  • Exempt Defense Dept. from sequestration for one year: Sen. Inhofe

    Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK), explains why he wants to give the Defense Department a one year exemption from budget cuts if the U.S. strikes in Syria.

  • Putin places plea to America in NY Times

    Russia's president is going directly to the American people with his warning that a military strike on Syria could upend the world, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Will Assad declare all his weapons?

    Does the U.S. believe Syria's president Bashar Assad is willing to simply hand over his chemical weapons, and is the plan feasible? NBC News' military analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey, offers insight.

  • The war against terror

    Twelve years after a tragic terrorist attack on our nation, the U.S. honors and will never forget the mere 3,000 victims of September 11th. Former FBI special agent Don Clark, and Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card, discuss the war against terror.

  • Russia reshapes strike strategy

    President Obama asked lawmakers to hold off on authorizing air strikes against Syria, thus postponing the vote. former White House chief of staff Andrew Card; Former Ambassador to Iraq & Turkey James Jeffrey; and Stanley Kurtz of National Review, provide perspective.

  • What does Iran think?

    Discussing what Iran's leaders are thinking and saying as Syria tries to avoid a U.S. air strike, with The Rand Group's Iran expert Alireza Nader. "The Iranian leadership is primarily concerned with the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the international community," he says.

  • The cost of war

    What does it cost to keep the U.S. military poised as President Obama wants to keep it for a strike on Syria? CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look.

  • What's driving US foreign policy on Syria?

    CNBC's John Harwood has the latest details on the President's case for Syria. And Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, and former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), disagree on President Obama's handling of the Syrian crisis and placing Russia in the middle of the diplomatic action.

  • Why equities remain on top

    Makram Fares, managing partner at StoneHedge Partners, explains that equities remain the asset class of choice as the price action is "looking quite strong across all sectors".

  • Oil drops as Syria tensions ease

    Ira Eckstein, Area Trading NY president, weighs in on whether oil prices will continue to head lower.

  • President Obama sending 'mixed messages': Cohen

    Former Defense Secretary William Cohen, explains why he thinks President Obama's tactics on Syria are confusing, and provides insight on what is likely going on behind the scenes.

  • Obama asks Congress to postpone Syria vote

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides highlights from President Obama's address to the nation on his diplomatic route on Syria.

  • Is Obama's delay tactic the right course?

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), discusses President Obama's decision to try a diplomatic route to disband Syria's chemical weapons stash.