Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is skipping a NATO meeting, but he is planning to travel to Russia next month. His travel schedule is raising alarms in Europe.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says 20 years of U.S. efforts have failed to stop the North Korean nuclear program. He's trying to come up with a new approach.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Saudi Arabia says it has an "exceptionally warm" relationship with the Trump administration. Under Trump, the U.S. restored military sales that were held up over concerns of the high civilian toll in Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Asia for a 4-day visit to Japan, South Korea and China. The trip comes at a tense time in the region as North Korea test fires missiles and the U.S. installs an anti-missile defense system in South Korea.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The aid group Save the Children has been looking into the mental health of young Syrians and its findings are alarming.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The administration has cleared out the State Department's top echelons. Congress is noticing the vacuum. So are other countries: Mexico's visiting foreign secretary went straight to the White House.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations rejected China's suggestion that the U.S. and South Korea would suspend military drills if North Korea suspends its missile testing. Ambassador Nikki Haley says "all options" are on the table to deal with North Korea.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The State Department holds its first briefing since Trump was inaugurated. This has been the longest break in the history of briefings.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Jeff Sessions, now attorney general, met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's U.S. ambassador. This has raised more questions about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The Trump administration plans major cuts to U.S. foreign assistance. Experts say that's dangerous for America.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The repealed Securities and Exchange Commission rule required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas payments. It was meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Daniel Fried, who retired Friday from the State Department, helped shape U.S. policy in Europe over a 40-year career. "I learned never to underestimate the possibility of change," he told colleagues.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
A day after President Trump raised questions about the decades-old approach to Middle East peace, his pick to become ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has his confirmation hearing.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Meeting Israel's prime minister, President Trump said he does not think a Palestinian state next to Israel is necessarily the way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representing a shift in U.S. policy.
Monday, February 13, 2017
The United Nations Security Council meets Monday to discuss this weekend's launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, is expecting a more businesslike, "transactional" approach with President Trump, who's been skeptical of the EU and backs the British exit plan.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A bipartisan group of senators hopes to make it harder for the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Russia.
Friday, February 03, 2017
The Trump administration moved on Friday to impose sanctions on Iran in response to the country's recent ballistic missile test. The White House already said Iran was "on notice" following the test, though Trump's national security adviser didn't elaborate on possible actions the U.S. would take.