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.

Masses of refugees wait in line to receive food aid distributed in the Yarmouk camp on Jan. 31 in Damascus, Syria. United Nation Relief and Works Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees

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Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A 'Cold War Story'

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U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela

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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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Anti-government protesters throw stones during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the Ukraine's current unrest, on Wednesday. The deadly clashes have drawn sharp reactions from Washington and generated talk of possible European Union sanctions. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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U.S., Allies Urge All Sides In Ukraine To Pull Back From Brink

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TV producer Colleen Bell, shown here in a 2013 photo, was a big donor for President Obama before she was nominated to become ambassador to Hungary. Obama has chosen more political appointees than his predecessors. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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More Ambassador Posts Are Going To Political Appointees

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Obama Administration Sharpens Its Language Toward Syria

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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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Kerry: 'No Other Alternative' To Ending Violence In Syria

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Despite Warning Signs, South Sudan's Violence Escalated Fast

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