Jackie Northam

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.


Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Germany has asked the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. This comes as two Germans are under investigation for spying for the U.S. in Germany. While tensions between the allies are high, both countries are trying not to strain relations too far.


For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

Thursday, July 03, 2014

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.


Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in Iraq on his week-long mission to try to hold the country together. He's in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.


Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders

Monday, June 23, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is touching on a number of complex foreign policy issues this week — from violence in Iraq, to political instability in Egypt and the conflict in Ukraine.NPR's Jackie Northam is on the trip and talks with All Things Considered.


Kerry In Iraq To Pressure Al-Maliki To Reach Across Sectarian Lines

Monday, June 23, 2014

As Sunni Militants continue to grab territory across Northern Iraq, the U.S. has been pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reach out to the Sunni and Kurdish communities.


Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.


U.S. Coal Companies Ride Exports To Booming Business

Friday, June 13, 2014

One might expect the U.S. coal industry to be reeling from the glut of low-cost natural gas and the regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, coal companies are doing a booming business in exports to Europe and Asia.


Russia-China Natural Gas Deal Likely To Reshape Energy Markets

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The $400 billion gas deal between Russia and China marks Moscow's pivot to Asia. Analysts say the deal could impact projects in the works targeting Asia by other nations, including the U.S.


Russian Economic Forum Boycotted Over Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is seen as Russia's answer to the economic gathering in Davos, Switzerland. The Obama administration has been pressing U.S. corporations not to attend.


Russia's Energy Giant Turns Up The Heat On Ukraine

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gazprom, the energy company, has dramatically raised the price it charges Ukraine for natural gas. Despite its weak, ailing economy, Ukraine must now pay far more than any other Gazprom client.


Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The duo's self-titled debut brims with slow tempos and spacious electronic arrangements, making plenty of room for the gorgeous vocals of folk veteran Amelia Meath.


The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). But now there's MINT, CIVET and more. The emerging markets keep changing — and so do the letters.


Legendary D.C. Law Firm To Pay Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Rain forest residents had sued the oil giant, and Washington law firm Patton Boggs tried to make the company pay up. But Chevron sued the law firm for fraud — and is now due $15 million.


Widening Sanctions On Russia Rattle Some In Western Oil Industry

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The latest round of sanctions against Russia has created a lot of uncertainty for U.S. and European oil and gas companies. They're growing concerned that another round of sanctions could target Russia's energy sector, jeopardizing Western oil companies' activities there.


8-Day Asia Trip Critical To Obama's Regional Strategy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A key part of that strategy is the Trans Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement among 12 Asian-Pacific nations. The trade pact would influence geopolitics and the reshape global trade.

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Entering Talks In Geneva, U.S. Hopes For A Ukraine Breakthrough

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Thursday with officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They will discuss the crisis in Ukraine. While the Obama administration has said it has overwhelming evidence that Moscow is stirring up the unrest in eastern Ukraine, it says it wants to wait before expanding sanctions. Analysts say Washington has few other options.


A Reporter Reflects On Rwanda: 'It's Like A Madness Took Over'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NPR's Jackie Northam was a freelance reporter based in Kenya when the Rwandan genocide erupted. In this essay, she recalls covering those terrible events and trying to make sense of them afterward.


U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

Friday, April 04, 2014

Thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. finds itself awash in domestic energy — and moving rapidly toward self-sufficiency and a position of strategic and economic strength.


German Chemical Giant BASF Benefits From Cheap U.S. Natural Gas

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thanks to fracking, there is an abundance of natural gas at about a quarter of the European price. This influx of business may be good for the U.S., but it's cause for concern for European leaders.