Jackie Northam

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Iran Admits To Shooting Down Ukraine Plane By Mistake

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Iranian officials blame heightened tensions with the U.S. for what they say was the unintentional shooting down of a Ukrainian jetliner.

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Iran Says It Shot Down Ukrainian Plane By Mistake

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Officials in Iran say the country's armed forces mistakenly shot down the civilian plane Wednesday, killing 176 people on board.

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Contrasting Claims On What Brought Down Ukrainian Jetliner In Iran

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Officials are looking into the possibility that a stray Iranian missile struck the Ukrainian commercial airliner that went down after taking off from Tehran yesterday.

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Saudi Arabia Sought Dialogue With Iran. Then The U.S.-Iranian Conflict Escalated

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The U.S. killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani has boosted Saudi fears about becoming embroiled in escalating U.S.-Iran tensions.

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Saudi Arabia Fears Being Drawn Into U.S.-Iran Conflict

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

The killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani leaves Saudi Arabia, a close ally of the U.S. and a regional rival to Iran, in a tough spot.

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Was It Legal For The U.S. To Kill A Top Iranian Military Leader?

Saturday, January 04, 2020

The strike against Qassem Soleimani raises thorny legal questions — and experts disagree over whether the U.S. had the legal authority to do it.

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Act Of Self-Defense Or Assassination? Debate Surrounds Killing Of Top Iranian General

Friday, January 03, 2020

The U.S. says it killed a top Iranian general because he was an imminent threat, but others say it was more an assassination than an act of self-defense.

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Moving Cargo In The Arctic

Friday, December 27, 2019

Warming temperatures in the Arctic mean transportation routes for cargo ships are slowly opening up. But there very few ports and railway links in the region. A local mayor wants to change that.

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Soaring Tourism In Greenland Creates Opportunities For The Sparsely Populated Island

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The number of tourists arriving in Greenland has soared over the past few years. That's creating opportunities on the sparsely populated island, including for tourist guides.

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