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Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

U.S. Considers Turkey's Role In Fighting ISIS After Coup Attempt

Friday, July 22, 2016

The U.S. has to decide what course to set with Turkey — now another country that's critically important to U.S. interests but with an increasingly repressive leader.

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Secretary Of State John Kerry To Host Conference On Fighting ISIS

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a conference this week on countering ISIS. Syrian opposition figures say he's making a mistake by working closely with Russia.

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A Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, What Has Changed?

Monday, July 18, 2016

All parties are complying, but critics in both the U.S. and Iran are still unhappy with the deal.

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Apparent Military Coup In Turkey Could Have Global Consequences

Friday, July 15, 2016

The apparent military coup unfolding in Turkey could have global consequences. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes for stability and continuity in the country, which is a key NATO ally.

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Secretary Of State Kerry Hopes For 'Stability' In Turkey Amid Apparent Coup

Friday, July 15, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow said he hopes for stability and continuity in Turkey amid reports of an apparent military coup there.

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Obama In Poland For NATO Summit

Friday, July 08, 2016

The Warsaw summit will be dominated by plans for a military response to potential Russian aggression against Poland and Baltic countries, and Britain leaving the European Union.

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John Kerry Visits Georgia, Ukraine Ahead Of NATO Summit

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Georgia and Ukraine ahead of a NATO summit that comes amid tensions with Russia.

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51 State Department Employees Sign Memo Objecting To U.S. Policy In Syria

Friday, June 17, 2016

State department employees have signed a memo objecting to the U.S. policy in Syria, calling for tougher action against the Syrian regime.

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Fact Check: Donald Trump And Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

President Obama wants to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. this year. Donald Trump says there is a "tremendous flow" coming into the U.S. and he wants to suspend the program.

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Saudi Arabia Dropped From List Of Those Harming Children; U.N. Cites Pressure

Thursday, June 09, 2016

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon says he delisted Saudi Arabia because of threats to cut U.N. funding and "the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously" as a result.

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Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Syrian president says he'll take back "every inch" of his ravaged country. It's the latest sign that U.S. efforts to find a diplomatic resolution are failing.

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United Nations Urges Syria To Allow Air Drops To Besieged Areas

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The U.S. says Syria is still blocking aid and "stringing along" the United Nations. But the U.N. is now asking Syria for permission to conduct air drops to besieged cities.

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Cuban Dissident Makes First-Ever Trip To U.S.

Monday, June 06, 2016

A Cuban dissident on his first-ever trip outside his country is visiting the U.S. and Europe. He's looking for solidarity and some tips for how to promote democracy on the communist island.

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U.N. Struggles To Reach Besieged Areas Of Syria With Aid Air Drop Plan

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Wednesday is the deadline that major powers imposed on Syria to allow aid to besieged civilians. But as it comes to pass, the air drops that were threatened if ground aid was blocked are far from a reality.

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U.N. Panel Blocks Accreditation Bid By Committee To Protect Journalists

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Committee to Protect Journalists confronted a "Kafka-esque" process — put off for years, then blocked by countries including China, which it calls the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

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John Kerry's Awkward Push For Investment In Iran

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The secretary of state negotiated the nuclear deal and wants it to work. He recently went to Europe to encourage banks there to invest in Iran.

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Top Diplomats Work To Revive Ceasefire In Syria

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry huddles with key players on Syria, including Russia and Iran, to try to revive a ceasefire.

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U.S. May Send Weapons To Libya's Fledgling Government

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The weapons would be used to counter the militants in the Islamic State and other extremist groups. But first, world powers would have to agree to ease an arms embargo against Libya.

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U.S. Allies Told Don't Use ISIS As An Excuse To Crack Down On Dissent

Thursday, May 12, 2016

At a U.N. Security Council meeting, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power put Egypt on the spot for restricting free speech. She said attacks on the media create alienation benefiting terror groups.

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U.S. Wants Russia To Help With Goal Of Reducing Syrian Airstrikes

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A day after another U.S.-Russia statement attempting to coordinate peace efforts in Syria, it's clear the U.S. has to rely on Russia to put any pressure on the regime — though Russia has other plans.

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