Michele Kelemen A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs — from Morning Edition to All Things Considered.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame takes part in a conference on the role of women at the nation's Parliament in the capital, Kigali, in 2010. Women in Rwanda account for 64 percent of the lower house of Parliament — a higher percentage than in any other country. Jason Straziuso/AP hide caption

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The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ...

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Protesters march in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in support of the girls kidnapped by members of the Islamist group Boko Haram. Gary Cameron/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.S. Offers Aid In Search For Nigerian Girls, But Is It Too Late?

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In Rubble Of Middle East Peace Talks, Kerry Seeks Way Forward

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Out Of North Korea, A Sexist Rant Against South's President

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Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught In Civil War

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Iranian students climb over the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, Nov. 4, 1979. The students went on to seize the embassy staff, and hold 52 of them as hostages for 444 days. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

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Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

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Is The U.S. Leaving A Leadership Void In The Middle East?

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Framework Of Syria Peace Talks Divides Interested Parties

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Syrian Civil War Overwhelms Aid Groups

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An American Diplomat In Paris — And A Russian One, Too

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Kerry Urges Lawmakers To Hold Off On Iran Sanctions

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Nov. 24 in Geneva, after the announcement of a deal halting parts of Iran's nuclear program. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Progress On Nuke Talks Mean More Engagement From Iran?

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John Kerry: Risk Ready And Looking For A Legacy

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