Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Obama, Castro Strike Different Notes In U.N. Remarks

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In his U.N. speech, President Obama cited improved ties with Cuba as an example of his commitment to diplomacy. But in his remarks, Cuban leader Raul Castro laid out a series of demands.


Obama, Putin Give Dueling Speeches On Syrian Conflict At United Nations

Monday, September 28, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly in a decade on Monday. Iran's President is also speaking in the wake of his country's nuclear deal with world powers.


Are The New U.N. Global Goals Too Ambitious?

Monday, September 28, 2015

End poverty and hunger. Educate all kids. Fight climate change. Can the U.N. do all that while coping with the biggest refugee flow since WWII?


Ahead Of Meeting With Putin, Obama Addresses Syria At U.N.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Michele Kelemen about President Obama's address to the United Nations, and what it means for U.S. action on the Syrian conflict and for relations with Russia.


Is Russia's Military Buildup In Syria A Good Thing?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

President Vladimir Putin says his forces are in Syria to help the country's embattled president to fight terrorists. The U.S. argues that the Syrian president is part of the problem.


U.S. Faces Challenges In Plan To Resettle 100,000 Refugees By 2017

Monday, September 21, 2015

The U.S. plans to take in as many as 100,000 refugees by 2017, but it will take more money from Congress to make that a reality.


White House Posts Comprehensive Changes To Trade Regulations With Cuba

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Obama administration posted new regulations easing travel and trade to Cuba on Friday. One expert says they are the most comprehensive changes to the U.S. embargo in decades.


Russian Aid To Syrian Regime Designed To Shift Focus From Ukraine

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Russia's stepped up aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad puts the U.S. in an awkward spot. For years, the U.S. has argued Assad can't be part of a solution to the war. But it hasn't been able to convince Russia of that.


U.S. Diplomatic Hopes Fade As Russia Provides More Support To Syrian Regime

Friday, September 11, 2015

Russia is doubling down on its support for the Syrian regime, as the U.S. tries to revive a diplomatic track. NPR explores how the U.S. has misread Russia all these years.


U.S. To Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The U.S. announces it will create slots for accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, which is far less than what the United Nations is asking it to take.


Many Question Why The U.S. Isn't Taking In More Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Since the start of the Syrian war, the United States has accepted 1,500 refugees โ€” most of them this year. It could take in 8,000 next year. Many are asking why the U.S. isn't doing more.


U.N. Steps In After Saudi Arabia Fails To Deliver Aid To Yemen

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Saudi Arabia recently promised aid to Yemen โ€” the country it's been bombing and blockading with U.S. help. But it didn't come through, and the United Nations is now trying to broker a deal to make it happen.


Obama To Reassure Saudi King Amid Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, September 04, 2015

To prove its support for Gulf Arab allies, the Obama administration is stepping up military sales to Saudi Arabia. The president hosts King Salman at the White House today.


Obama Clinches 34th Vote To Secure Iran Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John ...


An Unanswered Question About Iran's Nuclear Program

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Congress plans to address the Iranian nuclear deal this month. One unresolved issue: How much work might Iran have done previously on weaponizing its program?


White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

Friday, August 28, 2015

It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.


Just Out Of Jail, Ethiopian Leader Brings A Sharp Message To Obama

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After spending four years in an Ethiopian prison on trumped up terrorism charges, Bekele Gerba visits Washington, D.C., to share concerns about his country and criticisms of Obama.


Airstrikes In Southwest Yemen Prompt Appeals From Aid Groups

Friday, August 21, 2015

An airstrike has killed dozens of civilians in the city of Taiz, Yemen. Aid groups are calling on the Saudi-backed coalition and the Houthi rebels on the ground to stop attacking civilian targets.


U.N. Criticizes Saudi-Backed Operations In Yemen, But U.S. Stays Silent

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The United Nations and others in the international community are increasing their criticism of Saudi-backed operations in Yemen, but the U.S. is still backing its ally.


Senators Hail A New Beginning In Cuba

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Lawmakers and business people were on hand to watch Secretary of State John Kerry raise a flag at the newly re-established embassy in Cuba.