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.

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad walk along a street in Mleiha, near the Damascus airport, during a tour organized by the Syrian government on Aug. 15. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

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U.S. Policy On Syria Marked By Caution, Official Says

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At Africa Summit, South Sudanese President Resents Pressure From U.S.

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Africa Summit To Tackle Food Stability And Climate Change

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A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine on July 19, 2014. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Russia Relations: More Carrot Or More Stick?

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U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia

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Kerry Claims Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

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In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire

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Kerry Accuses Senate Of Hobbling American Diplomacy

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In Trafficking Report, A Stark Warning About Thai Fishing Industry

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U.S. Program Hopes To Inspire Young Africans To Be Tomorrow's Leaders

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White House Plans To Mark Off World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

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As Iraq Comes Apart At The Seams, Washington Weighs What To Do

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Syrian Crisis Splits Activists And Religious Groups Over Aid

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