Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Obama: May Be Time For A Pause In Mideast Peace Talks

Saturday, April 26, 2014

After a breakdown in talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, President Obama said it may be time to take a step back from peace talks. An agreement now seems very far off.


Syria Is On Track To Meet Chemical Weapons Deadline

Friday, April 25, 2014

The most dangerous chemicals in its declared stockpile are supposed to be removed by Sunday. But there are reports Syria may be using less toxic chemicals, including chlorine, against civilians.


Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught In Civil War

Friday, April 11, 2014

Aid has only trickled into Syria since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for more access to the country. Aid workers say bureaucratic obstacles continue to be a major problem.


Taunt Or Miscalculation? Iran's Provocative Pick For U.N. Envoy

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Iran reportedly nominated a diplomat with ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S Embassy in Tehran. It's the latest sign of how hard it will be for the U.S. and Iran to overcome decades of mistrust.


Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

NATO is scaling back cooperation with Russia to punish it for its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. While the rhetoric is tough, Secretary Kerry is keeping the door open for negotiations.


Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The U.S. might release a notorious Israeli spy in order to keep peace talks with the Palestinians going — but the idea faces backlash both in the U.S. and abroad.


Ukraine Must Make Hard Choices To Fix Its Economy

Friday, March 28, 2014

The new government has taken some steps says Anders Aslund, who advised Ukraine and Russia in the 1990s. They've let the exchange rate float and cut subsidies that he says enriched the ex president.


U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain Over Syria And Iran

Thursday, March 27, 2014

After visiting Rome, President Obama's next stop is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday. He will reassure Saudi officials that the U.S. is committed to security in the Gulf.


Tumult In Crimea Has Some Fearing A Cold War Redux

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Russia's annexation of Crimea has troubled its relations with the U.S. As Russia and the U.S. begin to trade sanctions in retaliation, analysts wonder if this spells a renewal of Cold War rivalry.


Russia Votes To Annex Crimea, As The West Looks On

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to annex Crimea and delivered a rousing speech to mark the occasion. The U.S. denounced the action as illegal but has few tools to change his mind.


Yatsenyuk Appeals For International Aid For Ukraine

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk takes his case to the United Nations on Thursday, as he tries to build support for his country in its territorial conflict with Russia.


Ukraine's Interim Prime Minister To Visit White House

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ukraine's territorial integrity is under threat. The region of Crimea is expected to vote to secede and possibly join Russia. U.S. efforts to resolve this diplomatically with Moscow have gone nowhere.


Pending Russian Response, Kerry's Travel Plans Are Up In The Air

Monday, March 10, 2014

Before Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to visit Russia, the State Department says it wants to see concrete evidence that Russia's ready for serious discussions on ending the crisis in Ukraine.


Kerry And Russian Diplomat Talk Crimea In Paris

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in the first direct high-level meeting between the U.S. and Russia since Russia sent troops into Crimea.


Before Paris Stop, Kerry Talks To Protesters In Kiev

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is having discussions in France on Wednesday with America's allies about the crisis in Ukraine. He also is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart.


Kerry's In Kiev And He Comes Bearing Gifts — One Billion Of Them

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kiev Tuesday, offering $1 billion in American loan guarantees and promises of technical assistance to the new Ukrainian government.


Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees

Friday, February 28, 2014

Refugees once fled to Syria. Now, record numbers are fleeing from it. And the exodus is straining the stability of neighbors who are struggling to support both their own citizens and the displaced.


Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A 'Cold War Story'

Friday, February 28, 2014

While Russia carries out military exercises near Ukraine's border and shelters its ousted president, the U.S. is watching closely. But Kerry says Ukraine shouldn't feel pulled between East and West.


U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The U.S. has wanted better relations with Venezuela, but the new president — like Hugo Chavez before him, say experts — uses the U.S. as a scapegoat to divert attention from domestic problems.


Will Ukraine Do What It Takes To Unlock International Aid?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Three months of protests have taken a toll on a Ukrainian economy that was already in distress. But many worry that as in the past, corruption and a lack of political will prevent meaningful reform.