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.

Ukrainians line up to get their money from a bank machine in the western city of Lviv last week. Clashes in Independence Square in Kiev and the resulting political turmoil caused a financial panic. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Ukraine Do What It Takes To Unlock International Aid?

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Leaked Ukraine Phone Call Puts U.S. Credibility On The Line

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U.S. And Iran Tread Potholed Path From Rivalry To Negotiation

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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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U.S. Ambassador to the Unitied Nations Samantha Power (right) listens to Lucy Mandazuto at a community hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Thursday. Mandazuto was wounded in sectarian violence. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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U.N. Ambassador Laments Misery In Central African Republic

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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Goes To CAR To Appeal For Peace

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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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U.N. Weighs Response To Central African Republic Conflict

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John Kerry: Risk Ready And Looking For A Legacy

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Selling Iran Deal To Congress, Kerry Downplays Israeli Criticism

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Russian LGBT Activists Visit Washington To Drum Up Support

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