Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
Friday, May 22, 2015
Cuban and American diplomats extended for a second day talks aimed at reopening embassies. They are expected to unveil their progress in a news conference Friday.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The U.S.-Cuban thaw announced last December raised expectations of a new diplomatic relationship. But talks, which resume Thursday, are moving slowly on the first step: re-opening embassies.
Monday, May 18, 2015
The Obama administration downplays the self-proclaimed Islamic State takeover of the important Iraqi city of Ramadi as Iraq emerges again as a major American political issue.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finally got the meeting he's been chasing for many months. He met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the war in Ukraine broke out. Kerry is a true believer in face-to-face diplomacy.
Monday, May 11, 2015
The U.N. Human Rights official who gave French authorities a report detailing abuse claims at a Central African Republic camp, is back at work. He faces questions about whether he broke protocol.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
New Syrian opposition coalition leader Khaled Khoja visits Washington, D.C., to urge the U.S. to set up safe zones in the country and stop Bashar al-Assad's air campaign against rebel-held areas.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The U.S. is backing the Arab intervention in Yemen, which is seen as Saudi Arabia's attempt to beat back Iranian influence.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The White House imposed targeted sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials in March. It also issued an executive order that described Venezuela as a threat to national security.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
The U.S. pulled out its diplomats and other personnel out of Yemen as Iranian-backed rebels advanced. Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes to counter those rebels and civilians are caught in the middle.
Friday, April 03, 2015
The unexpected detail of the preliminary nuclear deal announced Thursday is rippling through the political world. Now negotiators must sell the deal to skeptics in Congress, Israel and the Arab world.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Women elected to Libya's parliament visited Washington, D.C., recently to talk about the political chaos in the country and the erosion of women's rights.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Saudi Arabia says it is working with a large Arab coalition to restore Yemen's president to power after he fled the country. The U.S. is supporting the action, but its role at this time is limited.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Yemen's president fled the country Wednesday after Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden and captured the city's airport.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Ashraf Ghani will be at the White House on Tuesday as his country tries to forge a new relationship with Washington. On Monday, Ghani thanked Americans for the U.S. investment in Afghanistan.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Arms control experts are sounding upbeat Monday at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., as a deadline approaches on the Iranian nuclear talks.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington looking for help getting through this year's fighting season. With American attention shifting to other conflicts, that could be a tough sell.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Once, Syria was a modern nation. Today, after five years of brutal conflict, 83 percent of the country's lights are out and life expectancies are 20 years shorter.
Monday, March 09, 2015
Hillary Clinton is among those who will address the U.N. as it looks at gender issues 20 years after the Beijing confab. Its new report notes that violence against women remains "alarmingly high."