Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

How The U.S.-Saudi Relationship Could Change With A Biden Victory

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?


'To Protect Myself And My Family': Saudi Critics Abroad Fear Long Reach Of The Crown

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.


How A COVID-19 Diagnosis Has Affected Other World Leaders

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.


Could U.S. Adversaries Exploit America's Moment Of Confusion?

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.


U.S. Emission Reductions Slowed After Trump Pulled Out Of Paris Accord

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?


EU Fills Leadership Void After U.S. Pulled Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

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?


'Blood And Oil' Traces Mohammed Bin Salman's Rise As A Ruthless Saudi Leader

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.


U.S. Seizes More Than 1 Million Barrels Of Iranian Petroleum From Tankers

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.


U.S.-China Trade Dispute Affects The Search For A New Head Of WTO

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.


'I Was Asked If I Stole My Car': Black Diplomats Describe Harassment At U.S. Borders

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.


House Panel Hearing To Probe State Department's Lack Of Diversity

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.


Why President Trump Wants To Push For A TikTok App Ban

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.


COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights U.S. Reliance On China's Rare Earth Metals

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.


Pompeo's Vision Of Human Rights May Hurt LGBTQ, Women's Rights, Critics Say

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.


Mike Pompeo To Release Human Rights Report

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.


The Oil Spill From Russian Nickel Mine Is Moving Toward The Arctic Ocean

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.


Battle Between U.S. And Chinese Telecom Huawei Intensifies

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.


A Taiwanese Company That Got Caught In The Middle Of Tech War

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.


Businesses Try To Navigate The World's Coronavirus Cargo Pileup

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.


Pandemic Upends World's 2 Largest Economies

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.