Jackie Northam appears in the following:
Monday, October 19, 2020
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cultivated a close relationship with the Trump administration. How would that change under a Biden administration?
Thursday, October 08, 2020
The Saudi government is accused of continuing to track down and threaten dissidents and other rivals who are living as far away as Canada and the United States.
Saturday, October 03, 2020
President Trump is not the only world leader to contract the coronavirus. The examples of the U.K.'s Boris Johnson and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro may have lessons for the U.S. at this moment.
Friday, October 02, 2020
President Trump's battle with the coronavirus could create an opportunity for Iran, China, Russia or North Korea to take advantage of America's seeming leadership vacuum.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
China is investing in both coal and renewable energy, the European Union promises to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the U.S. is leaving the Paris Agreement altogether. What will 2021 hold?
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The U.S. will officially be out of the Paris climate agreement the day after the presidential election. Where does climate diplomacy stand, and how are other countries reacting?
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
The Wall Street Journal's Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck chart MBS' evolution from an unfocused, overweight kid with a taste for McDonald's to an increasingly brutish man with an eye on the throne.
Friday, August 14, 2020
The U.S. says it has seized more than 1 million barrels of Iranian fuel from four tankers heading to Venezuela. The move is part of the Trump administration's campaign of maximum pressure on Iran.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute is spilling over into the search for a new head of the World Trade Organization. Candidates for the job are now trying to appeal to both Washington and Beijing.
Monday, August 03, 2020
Former diplomat Tianna Spears says she was pulled aside 20-plus times crossing from Mexico into the U.S. "One time, I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes when I spoke to him," she says.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
With the State Department under pressure to diversify, foreign service officers of color reveal harassment by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents despite their diplomatic passports.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Trump administration is threatening to ban the hugely popular TikTok social app, the latest effort by the administration to prevent Chinese companies from gaining access to U.S. markets.
Friday, July 17, 2020
The pandemic has reignited calls to sever supply chains with China, which isn't easy when the U.S. relies on rare earth elements used in defense systems and electronics.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled his vision of how the U.S. should redefine its advocacy of human rights — stressing religion. Critics say it could endanger abortion rights and LGBTQ equality.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will release a special report this week that critics say is intended to turn U.S. efforts on human rights into global attacks on abortion rights and same sex marriage.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Arctic watchers fear 150,000 barrels of diesel oil from a ruptured fuel tank at a Russian nickel mine will spill into the Arctic Ocean, as cleanup efforts falter.
Friday, June 12, 2020
The U.S. is preventing telecom giant Huawei from getting critical components, and is pressuring allies not to use its products. But there could be serious side effects for American companies.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The Trump administration has barred companies from supplying computer chips to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, leaving a Taiwanese company caught in the middle of this war for technological superiority.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
There was a rush of commerce after China reopened. But then demand in the West for many goods dropped, with businesses closing and consumers staying home as the pandemic spread.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
The coronavirus has crushed both the U.S. and China economies. Whichever emerges in better shape at the end of the pandemic might shape how global power shifts, perhaps for many decades to come.