Michele Kelemen http://wboi.org en Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO http://wboi.org/post/analyst-response-russian-incursion-will-be-defining-moment-nato <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Analyst%3A+Response+To+Russian+Incursion+Will+Be+%27Defining+Moment%27+For+NATO&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 35314 at http://wboi.org Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia http://wboi.org/post/momentum-gathers-wests-response-russia <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Momentum+Gathers+For+The+West%27s+Response+To+Russia&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEyMzg0OTk0MDEzODE1MjM2ODE2ODgyMg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This afternoon the UN Security Council met in an emergency session. That's amid reports of new Russian incursions into Ukraine opening another front in the conflict there. Russia keeps denying that its forces are fighting inside Ukraine. But the U.S. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 35171 at http://wboi.org In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options http://wboi.org/post/syria-us-weighs-range-unpalatable-options President Obama said Wednesday that the Islamic State is a cancer that threatens all governments in the Middle East. But that raises the question of what the U.S. could or should do.<p>Two former U.S. ambassadors to Syria, Robert Ford and Ryan Crocker, have advocated different approaches to a conflict where there are many different options. But none is appealing and there's no guarantee, or even a likelihood that U.S. action would ultimately determine the outcome.<p>Ford, who stepped down from the post in February, has wanted the U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 34828 at http://wboi.org In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options U.S. Policy On Syria Marked By Caution, Official Says http://wboi.org/post/us-policy-syria-mired-excess-caution-official-says <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.S.+Policy+On+Syria+Marked+By+Caution%2C+Official+Says&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODE5MTc5MDEyNjM1ODIwODJiZWQyZA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The militants who are attacking civilians in Iraq are also fighting in the Civil War next door in Syria. There the U.S. has backed moderate rebels who were battling against the ISIS extremists and the regime of Bashar al-Assad. But some say it's not enough. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 34640 at http://wboi.org South Sudan's Leaders Jostle For Power As Prospect Of Famine Looms http://wboi.org/post/south-sudans-leaders-jostle-power-prospect-famine-looms <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=South+Sudan%27s+Leaders+Jostle+For+Power+As+Prospect+Of+Famine+Looms&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjgzNjQ1MDEzMTc5MzUzNzIxNjNmZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. South Sudan is facing what the U.N. calls the world's worst food crisis. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 34485 at http://wboi.org At Africa Summit, South Sudanese President Resents Pressure From U.S. http://wboi.org/post/africa-summit-south-sudanese-president-resents-pressure-us <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=At+Africa+Summit%2C+South+Sudanese+President+Resents+Pressure+From+U.S.&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>One of the world's newest nation's might be headed for a famine unless rival political factions can reach a peace deal to end ethnic fighting. In South Sudan, more than a million people need to be allowed to return to their homes and they need access to aid. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:51:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 34269 at http://wboi.org Africa Summit To Tackle Food Stability And Climate Change http://wboi.org/post/africa-summit-tackle-food-stability-and-climate-change <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Africa+Summit+To+Tackle+Food+Stability+And+Climate+Change&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Dozens of African leaders are here in Washington this week for an unprecedented summit. The Obama administration hopes to drum up opportunities for business and investment in Africa and is expected to announce deals worth up to a billion dollars. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 34132 at http://wboi.org U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia http://wboi.org/post/us-eu-try-turn-heat-russia <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.S.%2C+EU+Try+To+Turn+Up+The+Heat+On+Russia&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2NDA4NzY1MDEyODkzMjYyNTkxZjFiZQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 33897 at http://wboi.org Kerry Claims Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks http://wboi.org/post/kerry-claims-progress-gaza-cease-fire-talks <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Kerry+Claims+Progress+In+Gaza+Cease-Fire+Talks&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA2NDA4NzY1MDEyODkzMjYyNTkxZjFiZQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In the Gaza Strip, the death toll has risen to more than 690 Palestinians - that includes at least 230 women and children. At least 32 Israeli soldiers have been killed and three civilians in Israel have died from rockets or mortars fired from Gaza. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 33628 at http://wboi.org In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire http://wboi.org/post/cairo-first-steps-taken-gnarled-path-gaza-cease-fire Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now to Cairo, where Secretary of State John Kerry and other diplomats are trying to bring an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Kerry made a brief public statement today. He said the talks have been constructive but there's more work to do.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)<p>JOHN KERRY: So that's where we are right now but we know with clarity where we need to be. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 33563 at http://wboi.org