Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with their Russian counterparts today in Washington.
On the agenda are a number of issues, from NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Syria to Afghanistan.
At a time of shaky U.S.-Russia relations, President Barack Obama will also be giving a highly anticipated press conference later today where he'll likely touch on some of those same concerns.
Two days ago, the White House abruptly canceled the president's September meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Russia granted temporary asylum to Snowden.
- Michele Kelemen, diplomatic correspondent for NPR.
This segment aired on August 9, 2013.