Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
President Trump has authorized sanctions against officials of the International Criminal Court involved in any investigations involving U.S. personnel.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.