President Donald Trump has named his next ambassador to the United Nations, who will replace Samantha Power, the first African American woman to hold the position.
The move was announced Monday.
Power, who was confirmed by the Senate on Friday, has worked for decades to bring about better relations between the U.S. and Russia.
The new ambassador is expected to make the trip to Moscow this month, and she will also meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Here’s what you need to know about Power.
WHO IS SAMANTHA POWER?
Power, a former ambassador to India, was born in the United States.
She attended Yale University and served in the State Department during the George W. Bush administration.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of Foreign Economic Relations, a think tank focused on Russia.
She was also a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign and served as the senior director for Russia and Eurasia at the Clinton Foundation.
WHAT DOES SHE DO?
Power has extensive experience in diplomacy and international affairs, including working on behalf of a variety of U.N. member states.
She helped to negotiate a deal in 2007 between Russia and the European Union on the resumption of the so-called Minsk Protocol, which would have limited the scale of violence between the Ukrainian military and separatists in the east.
The Minsk agreement collapsed last year when the Ukrainian government and the separatists unilaterally pulled out of the accord.
The agreement, signed in March 2016, ended a month of intense fighting that had already killed more than 4,000 people and displaced nearly 8 million people in the region.
HOW DOES SHE GET THERE?
The U.K.-based embassy has been in Russia since 2015.
Power has been assigned to a permanent position there as a senior adviser to the Ambassador to the U .
N. and has also held the position of ambassador to Japan.
WHO DOES SHE ASK TO BE HIS NEW ADVISER TO THE UN?
The White House said Monday that Power will serve as a special envoy to Russia, but that she is the first person of color to hold that post.
Power is the second African American to serve as the United Nation’s top diplomat, joining former ambassador John Bolton.
HOW WILL SHE BE SUPPOSED TO BE IN MOSCOW?
The new diplomat is expected in Moscow for the first time since Trump’s inauguration, according to the White House.
Trump and Putin will attend a meeting on April 7.
WHAT IS TRUMP’S VIEW OF SAMAN THOMAS POWER?
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WHAT IS THE UN’S APPROACH TO RUSSIA’S INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS?
Russia has been trying to strengthen its ties with the U, including in the area of Syria, Iran, and North Korea.
In 2016, the Kremlin said it would support the establishment of a special U.P.T.O. to oversee the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Russia is also working with the European Council on foreign affairs to build a new Russian-led bloc in the Middle East.
Russia also has a longstanding partnership with the United Kingdom, which is the U’s main ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
Russia has also been trying in recent years to get a foothold in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which has been opposed by the U., China, and Japan.
The U, in turn, has been pursuing a strategy of isolating Russia.
Trump’s administration has made clear that it does not want a nuclear Iran, despite Russian efforts to secure a deal with the country.
Russia wants a nuclear deal, too, and is pushing hard for one.
WHO IS THE NEW ADMINISTRATOR TO RUSSIAN AFGHANISTAN?
The Trump administration has named the new ambassador Sergey Kislyak as the U in a new move that is aimed at deepening Russia’s economic and political ties with Moscow.
Russia views the U as a key player in the world order and has sought to enhance ties with U.A.E. countries like Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, which are also on the U-P.TO.
Russia’s position is that the U was instrumental in establishing the Mavi Marmara rescue operation, which killed more then 100 people in Gaza.
The Obama administration has also accused Russia of meddling in the 2016 election and of meddling into the U.’s election in favor of Trump, a charge Russia denies.
Putin has also repeatedly said that the Trump administration is a threat to his country’s security and is trying to undermine its own country.
WHO WILL ASK FOR A COOPERATION WITH THE TRUMP TEAM?
The Kremlin has made a point of emphasizing that it would like a new U.M.T.-led organization, and that the new mission is aimed more at