Jackie Northam appears in the following:
Sunday, February 07, 2016
The lifting of sanctions allows Boeing to sell planes to Iran. But Iran, which still flies Boeing planes bought before the 1979 revolution, just announced a major deal with Airbus.
Friday, January 22, 2016
In the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, one sanctions lawyer is deluged with calls from U.S. businesses asking if they can enter the huge Iranian market. But the limits are tight and the risks steep.
Monday, January 18, 2016
European and Asian companies are expected to flock to Iran now that the U.N. sanctions are lifted. American companies are having to sit on the sidelines because of secondary sanctions, and out of caution in dealing with the Iranians.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Human rights groups say there has been a marked increase in the number of Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen recently. Many are worried about the use of American-made cluster bombs in civilian areas, which could pull the U.S. further into the conflict.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Saudi Arabia's spate of 47 executions last week continued a trend from 2015, in which several countries that have the death penalty used it more often.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Canada plans to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees within the next 3 months. Nearly half are being sponsored by private citizens who commit to helping the Syrians financially and socially for one year.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Canada's promise to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees requires a huge nationwide effort, from setting up temporary camps to teaching lawyers how to file permanent residency applications.
Monday, December 14, 2015
The first planeload of Syrian refugees has arrived in Canada, which plans to take in 25,000 by the end of February. Canadian citizens have stepped forward to sponsor and host the refugees.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The new Canadian government wants to resettle 25,000 Syrians by the end of February. Most are currently living in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
The Saudis could push up world oil prices by cutting their production. But they seem to feel that would mostly help their rivals, like Iran and Russia. So the Saudis are expected to keep pumping away.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The pledge to bring in 25,000 refugees by year's end was a campaign promise by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, helping sweep him to power.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Canadian government released details Tuesday of its ambitious plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The first refugees are to arrive next week.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Some Americans unhappy with U.S. plans to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees are threatening to move to Canada. Apparently they haven't noticed that Canada plans to take in 25,000 Syrians.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Illicit oil sales generate large revenues every day for the Islamic State. The U.S. airstrikes could dry up a significant stream of cash for the group.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
NATO's supreme commander says the quality of western intelligence about Russia has declined since the Cold War's end, and that the West was caught off guard by Russia's actions in Ukraine and Syria.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
The U.S. trade representative has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal more than 6,000 pages long. The 12-nation TPP would cover the world's largest free trade area.
Monday, November 02, 2015
Finding the people smugglers responsible for the deaths of migrants at sea is hard enough. Bureaucratic obstacles and a lack of political will have also impeded Europe's crackdown on smugglers.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The U.S. basis for its Freedom of Navigation Operation in the South China Sea rests on an international maritime treaty. But China and the U.S. do not agree on the interpretation of that treaty.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in Washington this week to meet with President Obama. His visit comes amid news that the Obama administration is trying to work out a deal with Pakistan to limit its nuclear arsenal.