Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Pompeo Says Russia Being Against U.S. Interests In Afghanistan Is 'Nothing New'

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Russian bounties paid to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops are yet another reason why the Trump administration has been trying to end America's longest war.


Government Accountability Office Says State Department Lacks Diversity

Friday, June 26, 2020

The U.S. Department of State has been vowing for years to make its workforce look like the country itself. But the Government Accountability Office says the department lacks diversity.


Trump Administration Says It's Up To Israel To Annex Parts Of West Bank

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Countries at the United Nations Security Council have condemned Israeli plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, but the Trump administration says it is up to Israel.


Trump Administration Labels 4 More Chinese News Outlets 'Foreign Missions'

Monday, June 22, 2020

The State Department's new listing of Chinese media escalates a tit-for-tat scrap over journalists that kicked off earlier in the year.


The State Of The U.S.-China Relations After The Pandemic

Thursday, June 18, 2020

U.S. diplomats are returning to China. Secretary of State has met his Chinese counterpart in Hawaii. But the U.S.-China relations that plummeted during the pandemic are not getting any quick fixes.


President Trump Authorizes Sanctions Against International Criminal Court Officials

Thursday, June 11, 2020

President Trump has authorized sanctions against officials of the International Criminal Court involved in any investigations involving U.S. personnel.


Ex-State Department Inspector General Says He Was Given No Valid Reason When Fired

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Democrats are investigating if he was removed in retaliation for carrying out his duties. Secretary of State Pompeo says, "He didn't take on the mission of the State Department to make us better."


Iran Releases U.S. Navy Veteran After 2-Year-Long Incarceration

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Iran has released Michael White — U.S. Navy veteran who had been held there for two years — in the latest of prisoner releases that continue despite the conflict between the two countries.


U.S. Response To The Protests May Affect Country's Image As A Democracy Promoter

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Foreign policy experts warn that scenes of police charging protesters and President Trump calling for military involvement may affect the U.S.'s ability to make a case for democracy globally.


Trump Administration Signals Policy Changes Over Hong Kong Autonomy

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that Hong Kong no longer maintains a high degree of autonomy from China. This comes as China's legislature approved a resolution to suppress unrest in Hong Kong.


What It Is Like To Serve As The State Department Inspector General

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Trump Administration has recently fired Steve Linick from the position of State Department's inspector general. Harold Geisel, who held this job before Linick, talks about specifics of the role.


Trump Removes State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

Saturday, May 16, 2020

House Democrats accused the president of trying to protect Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from investigation by firing the State Department inspector general, Steve Linick.


Coronavirus Pandemic Throws A Harsh Spotlight On U.S.-China Relations

Friday, May 08, 2020

The Trump administration says China poses a risk for its lack of transparency about COVID-19. China says the U.S. is trying to shift blame for the Trump administration's failings.


As Pandemic Sweeps Globe, U.S. Foreign Policy Remains Unchanged

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The Trump administration doubles down on its hard-line policies toward China and Iran, even as the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.


How The U.S. Response To The Pandemic May Affect Its Standing In The World

Monday, May 04, 2020

The United States has the highest coronavirus death toll in the world. NPR's international correspondents discuss what the U.S. response to the pandemic means for America's standing in the world.


U.S.-Iran Tensions Continue To Simmer Through Coronavirus Epidemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The State Department highlights the steps it is taking to keep pressure on Iran every week. But some Iran watchers worry that there is no offramp as the taunting by both sides continues.


U.S. Holds Line On North Korea Sanctions, As U.N. Details How The Country Evades Them

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Trump administration wants U.N. members to plug loopholes allowing North Korea to evade sanctions. Many others say it is time to ease the restrictions in the face of a global pandemic.


Coronavirus Updates: Retail Numbers, WHO Scrambling After Funding Cut

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NPR economic, science and diplomatic reporters recap the latest developments in the response to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.


President Trump Threatens To Cut Funding To World Health Organization

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The U.S. is the largest funder of the World Health Organization. But President Trump says the WHO "blew it" during the pandemic, and some critics say China has too much influence.


Pompeo Still Holds A Tough Stance Toward Iran, North Korea, Venezuela During Epidemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As diplomats call on countries to work together, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed China for the "Wuhan virus," increased sanctions on Iran and accused North Korea of building weapons.