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  • Obama's approval on Syria drops to 28%: Poll

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the results of a recent NBC/WSJ poll which shows 60 percent of Americans want Congress to vote no on Syria.

  • President Obama on Tuesday night will address a nation solidly opposed to using military force against Syria, according to a new poll.

  • Why Syrian dialogue could be 'years away'

    John Drake, head of global intelligence at AKE, talks about the French U.N. resolution for Syria and the practical difficulties it raises and how dialogue between the different players is "a long way away".

  •  Action in Syria should only concern chemical weapons: Expert

    Liam Fox, author and former defence secretary, tells CNBC that the risk of acting in Syria needs to be weighed against the risk of inaction.

  • Gasoline prices sensitive to Syria

    Erik Wytenus, Head of Foreign Exchange and Commodities at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, says if U.S. retail gasoline prices get into the range of $4 a gallon it could derail consumer confidence.

  • No military solution to Syrian crisis: Fmr Ambassador

    Edward Djerejian, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and Israel, also Founding Director of James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, says there has to be a political strategy for transition in Syria towards a post-Assad era.

  • Asaad warns of retaliation

    Is Syria going to surrender chemical weapons? NBC's Steve Handelsman; Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark; and Harvard Professor Nicholas Burns, share their opinions.

  • How DC's debate on Syria impacts Fed chair

    Former Sec. Clinton says if "the regime surrendered its stock piles to international control, that would be an important step," reports CNBC's John Harwood. CNBC's Bob Pisani, Steve Liesman; and CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, discuss if the President is spending too much political capital on Syria and will not have enough to support the next Fed chair.

  • Syria welcomes Russian initiative

    CNBC's John Harwood and Eamon Javers report on the administration's use of social media to gain support for strikes on Syria. James Paulsen of Wells Capital Management and Helima Croft of Barclays weigh in.

  • yrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (R) and and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (L) walk to a press conference on September 9, 2013 following a meeting in Moscow.

    Russia proposed on Monday that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international control in an attempt to avert a U.S. military attack.

  • Waiting on Washington

    When will the key vote on military action in Syria take place? CNBC's John Harwood reports this is the most intense "sales job" for President Obama.

  • Why the G20 was very 'productive'

    Alexander Mirtchev, executive chairman at RUSI International, says the G20 was a "very interesting meeting", despite Syria overshadowing it.

  • Next step for Syria and the White House

    Syrian President Bashar Assad denies responsibility for the use of chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood. And CNBC's Eamon Javers provides a look at how social media is impacting the crisis in Syria. Also Ernesto Londono, The Washington Post, and Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discuss the odds of President Obama receiving Congressional approval for a military strike in Syria.

  • Traders say President Obama's bruising fight over Syria might change the outlook on the choice for the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • Monday market moves

    David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors, and Jerry Castellini, CastleArk Management, provide their top market plays ahead of President Obama's planned address on Syria Tuesday night.

  • Syria tops Capitol Hill agenda

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of where Congress stands on Syria. And Borzou Daragahi, The Financial Times, shares his thoughts on American intervention in Syria.

  • Making the case for strikes in Syria

    Dana Milbank, The Washington Post, and Steven Clemons, The Atlantic, discusses President Obama's struggle to gain Congressional support for a military strike on Syria.

  • Will the Fed delay the taper?

    Barry Knapp, Barclays, explains why he thinks the Fed will likely go ahead with its plan to pull back on its bond-buying program, despite Friday's weak jobs report.

  • President Obama's hard sell case against Syria

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on President Obama's attempts to gain support for a military strike on Syria.

  • Economist expect Fed September taper

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at revised GDP data and discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy and the likelihood of a military response against Syria, with former Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin.