Jackie Northam appears in the following:
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.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The pandemic caused severe disruptions in global supply chains. Cargo containers full of consumer goods are piling up at ports and warehouses. Shipping companies are trying to alleviate congestion.
Monday, May 04, 2020
At least 18 very large crude carriers, each carrying 2 million barrels of oil, are headed to the U.S. American shale producers and some lawmakers are worried.
Monday, May 04, 2020
A flotilla of Saudi tankers loaded with crude oil is heading to the U.S. at a time when the shale industry is teetering. U.S. producers and others are pressuring President Trump to block the tankers.
Monday, April 27, 2020
About three dozen tankers are anchored from Los Angeles and Long Beach up to San Francisco Bay, turning into floating storage for crude oil that is in short demand because of the coronavirus.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
There are growing calls worldwide to ban so-called wet markets — such as the one in Wuhan, China where it's believed the coronavirus may have started. But enforcing such a ban would be a challenge.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
A growing number of advocacy groups, politicians and officials are calling to ban wet markets worldwide, given concerns about the spread of disease. But enforcing such a ban would be a challenge.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
OPEC holds an emergency meeting Thursday. President Trump is no fan of the oil cartel, but needs to deal with it to reverse low prices threatening the survival of U.S. shale oil companies.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin are at the center of the devastating oil price war. President Trump has inserted himself into the fray.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
While Secretary of State Pompeo denounces China for its handling of what he calls the "Wuhan virus," the U.S. is racing to acquire medical masks and other protective equipment from China.