Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Reports: Trump Leaning Toward ExxonMobil CEO For Secretary Of State

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.


Fears Of Genocide In The World's Newest Nation

Friday, December 09, 2016

There are fears of a genocide in South Sudan, a country just five years old. Activists say the world is ignoring the crisis as the United Nations and the U.S. go through leadership transitions.


Cubans Fear Dampening Of U.S. Relations Under Trump Presidency

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Cubans who have benefited from the Obama administration's opening to the communist island are nervous about what lies ahead with the incoming Trump administration.


U.N. Human Rights Officials Highlight Signs Of Genocide In South Sudan

Thursday, December 01, 2016

United Nations human rights investigators say the stage is set for a Rwanda-like genocide in the world's newest nation, South Sudan.


How Trump Could Easily Reverse Obama's Opening To Cuba

Monday, November 28, 2016

President Obama reached out to Cuba mostly through executive orders. But those can easily be undone by Donald Trump, who is much more critical of the Cuban leadership.


Fidel Castro's Role In Restoring Diplomatic Relations, If Any, Is Up For Debate

Sunday, November 27, 2016

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro achieved what many thought impossible — a warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. What role did Fidel Castro play in that process?


Obama Administration Races To Shore Up Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Obama administration has little time left to shore up the Iran nuclear deal, a key part of the president's legacy at risk with the incoming Trump administration. Critics of the deal are watching.


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Named As Trump's Ambassador To The U.N.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley his ambassador to the United Nations. The two-term governor has little foreign policy experience.


Trump Victory Leaves U.N. Officials Hoping To Keep Climate Deal In Place

Saturday, November 19, 2016

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson reflects on his time in office and shares his concerns about the incoming Trump administration and the anti-globalism movement elsewhere.


Trump In Contact With Foreign Leaders, But State Department Phones Quiet

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe, comes during a week when he's been taking calls from leaders around the world — but hasn't asked for input from the State Department.


For Trump's Secretary Of State, Buzz Centers On Giuliani, Bolton

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

As diplomats await news of their new boss, all eyes are on Rudy Giuliani, a longtime Trump friend with little foreign policy experience. Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is also in the running.


Will Iran Deal Meet The Same Fate As A Past U.S.-North Korean Arms Deal?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

If Trump keeps his promise to do away with the Iran deal, it won't be the first time a Republican administration drops an arms deal inked by Democrats. Something similar happened under George W. Bush.


Trump's Election Likely To Bring Major Changes To U.S.-Russian Relations

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The election of Donald Trump is expected to bring a major change to U.S.-Russian relations, since the president-elect says he wants a less confrontational approach to Moscow.


John Kerry Heads To Antarctica And To A New Travel Record

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Being the top U.S. diplomat means a lot of global travel — roughly a million miles and 100 countries these days. Yet Kerry is the first to see Antarctica and all seven continents.


United Nations Envoy Pushes For Diplomacy In War-Torn Yemen

Monday, October 31, 2016

The United Nations Security Council gets an update on Yemen Monday. The U.S. is hoping for a diplomatic solution after backing a Saudi-led air campaign that has devastated the country's infrastructure and left thousands dead.


Iran Hardliners Target Dual Nationals

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Courts there recently sentenced three Iranian-Americans to prison. An Iranian-Canadian academic speaks out about her time in an Iranian prison earlier this year.


U.S. Abstains From U.N. Vote Calling To End Cuban Embargo

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

For the first time in a quarter century, the United States is abstaining on a United Nations vote calling for an end to the embargo on Cuba. This comes nearly two years after President Obama and Raul Castro announced a warming of relations between the two nations.


3 Iran-Americans Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences In Iran

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A third Iranian-American has received a harsh prison sentence in Iran — in what activists say is an attempt by hardliners to undermine the Iranian president's efforts to reach out to the West.


The Stark Choice In Aleppo: Flee Or Face More Attacks

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Syria and Russia have paused the bombing of the Syrian city and told fighters to leave. But it's seen as part of a brutal strategy used elsewhere in Syria.


Yemen Cease-Fire Would Pave The Way For Humanitarian Assistance

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The U.N. envoy for Yemen is hoping that a cease-fire due to go into effect on Wednesday will last, and will lead to negotiations to end a conflict that has devastated the country.