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 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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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) hands a formal letter for Palestine to be admitted as a state to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon during the 66th General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 23. Palestinians now are pursuing full membership in other U.N. agencies.

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Palestinians Try Alternate U.N. Route, Worrying U.S.

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U.S., Europe Shield Syrian Dissidents Abroad

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White House Tries To Increase Pressure On Iran

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Famine-Stricken Somalia Suffers From Aid Drought

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Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, vetoed a Security Council resolution Wednesday condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on pro-reform protesters. The vote set off a public rebuke from Washington.

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U.S. 'Reset' With Russia On Edge After Syria Vote

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