Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

Trump To Monitor OPEC Meeting As Low Oil Prices Hurt U.S. Firms

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.


Trump Urges Saudi Arabia And Russia To End Oil War

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.


U.S. Buys Masks From China While Criticizing It For COVID-19

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.


While The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Devastating Iran, The U.S. Has Added More Sanctions

Monday, March 30, 2020

The rampant outbreak of the coronavirus in both countries hasn't stopped the United States from slapping tougher and tougher sanctions on Iran in a cold war that keeps simmering.


The State Dept.'s Unprecedented Effort To Bring Back Americans Stranded Abroad

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The State Department has mounted an unprecedented effort to repatriate Americans overseas, contracting private aircraft and lining up military planes.


Iran Needs Help To Fight Coronavirus, But Delivering Aid Is A Challenge

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Iran is dealing with one of the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus in the world. But getting help into the country is hindered both by a truculent Iranian leadership and strong U.S. sanctions.


State Department Halts Routine Visa Services Worldwide

Friday, March 20, 2020

The U.S. is temporarily stopping visa services at its embassies and consulates due to the coronavirus, as it urges U.S. citizens overseas to return home or be prepared to shelter in place.


U.S. Journalists From 4 Major Publications To Be Expelled From China

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Chinese government has announced that the U.S. employees of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Time will have to turn in their journalists' credentials in 10 days.


Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc On The Global Shipping Industry

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Container ship operators say the coronavirus outbreak is their biggest crisis since 2009. Dozens of sailings have been canceled and vessels are being idled at a record pace.


Saudi Crown Prince Spends Weekend Stifling Dissent And Triggering Oil Price War

Monday, March 09, 2020

Saudi Arabia's erratic crown prince Mohammed bin Salman spent the weekend playing brinksmanship in oil markets and crushing dissent at home, raising alarms again about his leadership.


Iran Sanctions Aggravate Coronavirus Crisis

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Have years of U.S. sanctions and efforts to isolate Iran affected the ability to get information about –- or aid to help control –- the coronavirus, as it continues to spread?


Oil Prices Plummet As Coronavirus Outbreak, Quarantines Soften China's Demand

Sunday, March 01, 2020

China is the world's largest importer of oil, and COVID-19 has led to a sharp drop in its demand for crude. That means bad news for Saudi Arabia, which needs high oil prices.


Many Hurdles Remain, But Afghan Peace Process Begins With 7-Day Ceasefire

Friday, February 21, 2020

A seven-day "reduction in violence" period has begun in Afghanistan. It is the first tentative step toward a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement and ultimately drawing down American forces.


For U.S. And China, Coronavirus Adds Pressure To Relationship Already Under Strain

Friday, February 14, 2020

"Right now, the U.S.-China relationship is suffering from a deep deficit of trust," says Evan Medeiros, a former National Security Council chief adviser for Asia.


Wow Airlines' Bankruptcy Puts A Chill On Iceland's Tourism

Friday, February 14, 2020

A budget airline helped open up Iceland to the masses and add to the nation's economic growth. The airline's collapse has had an equally profound impact on Iceland's economy.


Coronavirus Puts A Crimp On The Chinese Tourism Industry

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Fear of the respiratory virus, which has infected more than 28,000 people in over two dozen countries, has brought the normally lucrative business to a screeching halt.


Coronavirus Strains U.S.-China Relationship — When Cooperation Is Most Needed

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Coronavirus travel bans are likely to exacerbate bad blood between the United States and China at a time when sharing information and cooperation is critical to battling global health emergencies.


A Mayor In Norway's Arctic Looks To China To Reinvent His Frontier Town

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Melting ice means ships are plowing along polar lanes, so Rune Rafaelsen wants Chinese investors to help turn the small town of Kirkenes into a major logistics hub. But doubters abound.


Why Iran's Economy Has Not Collapsed Amid U.S. Sanctions And 'Maximum Pressure'

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Although the country has been hit hard, Iranians have managed to live under sanctions for four decades.


How Iran's Economy Has Withstood Years Of U.S. Sanctions

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Trump administration has placed layers of tough sanctions on Iran for years, but it has yet to bring the economy to its knees. That's because Iran has a big economy that's used to hard times.