Jackie Northam

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Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

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.


With Sanctions Eased, What Kind Of Trade Can Companies Do With Iran?

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.


Iran's 'Implementation Day' Spells Opportunity For International Businesses

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...


Human Rights Groups Criticize Use Of Cluster Bombs In Yemen Conflict

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 civ...


Fewer Countries Are Relying On Death Penalty, But They're Executing More

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.


Private Sponsorship Programs Help Syrian Refugees Settle In Canada

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.


As Syrian Refugees Reach Canada, Many Are Pitching In

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.


Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees With Open Arms

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.


'Welcome To Canada': Syrian Refugees Begin To Arrive

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. has become an especially contentious issue. In Canada, however, they're being welcomed with open arms.

Roughly 600 Syrians from refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon will arrive by plane in Canada this evening. They're the first of 25,000 Syrians the new Canadian government ...


As Saudi Arabia Battles Its Oil Rivals, Prices Are Expected To Stay Low

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.


Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

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.


Canada Extends Deadline To Accept Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Canadian government has had to scale back ambitious plans to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year.

The pledge by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to bring in the refugees helped sweep him to power in last month's elections. But the Paris attacks and the ...


Canada Releases Details Of Plan To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

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.


If Americans Move To Canada To Avoid Refugees, They May Get A Surprise

Friday, November 20, 2015

Some Americans have taken to Twitter and threatened to move to Canada if the U.S. welcomes Syrian refugees. Perhaps they haven't been paying attention to news north of the border.

Justin Trudeau's campaign pledge to resettle refugees in Canada helped sweep him into the prime minister's office last month. His ...


Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts By Striking Oil Trucks

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.


Intelligence Community Rethinks Strategy After Russian Military Moves

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.


Obama Lifts Veil Of Secrecy On TPP, And It's A Whopper Of A Trade Deal

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.


Red Tape Impedes European Efforts To Prosecute Migrant Smugglers

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.


U.S. Operation In South China Sea Challenges China's Claim Over Artificial Islands

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.


Pakistan Prime Minister Expected To Discuss Nuclear Security Concerns With Obama

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.