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.

In Cairo, Women Protest Recent Crackdowns

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North Korean residents line up to receive food rations at a Red Cross distribution center in Tongsin, North Korea, in 1997. Discussions over U.S. food aid to the reclusive country were to take place Monday. "You could, in a very real sense, see the needs for food assistance," said an official with Mercy Corps, after a September 2011 visit to the country. Lasse Norgaard/AP hide caption

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U.S. Treads Cautiously With North Korean Transition

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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani speaks at the opening of the huge U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Jan. 5, 2009. It is the largest U.S. Embassy in the world. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Huge Embassy Keeps U.S. Presence In Iraq

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U.S. Faces Financial Troubles As Egypt Needs Aid

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Clinton Tests Myanmar's Resolve Personally

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In Myanmar, Clinton Tests Waters For Change

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Secretary Clinton Makes Historic Trip To Myanmar

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U.S. Rethinks Its Dealings With Political Islam

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Kenyan soldiers climb into a truck as they prepare to advance near Liboi in Somalia on Oct. 18. Kenya now has a few thousand troops in the lawless country, trying to pursue a militant Islamist group called al-Shabab. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Keeps Wary Eye On Kenya's Campaign In Somalia

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Clinton To 'Test Waters' In Myanmar

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Egyptians are seen working in a bakery in Cairo. The U.S. has been working on ways to help revive the economies of nations in transition, like Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, while having limited resources available during tough economic times. Mahmud Hams /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Arab Nations In Transition, U.S. Emphasizes Trade

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Ongoing Arab-Israeli Conflict Leaves U.S. Isolated

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Outspoken Ambassador To Syria Returns To U.S.

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Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, in a 2006 photo. The Obama administration has sent 100 troops to advise militaries in Uganda and neighboring countries that are battling Kony's forces.

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Activists Support U.S. Move Against Uganda Rebels

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State Department Pulls U.S. Ambassador Out Of Syria

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