Jackie Northam

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Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in Iraq on his week-long mission to try to hold the country together. He's in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.


Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders

Monday, June 23, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is touching on a number of complex foreign policy issues this week — from violence in Iraq, to political instability in Egypt and the conflict in Ukraine...


Kerry In Iraq To Pressure Al-Maliki To Reach Across Sectarian Lines

Monday, June 23, 2014

As Sunni Militants continue to grab territory across Northern Iraq, the U.S. has been pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reach out to the Sunni and Kurdish communities.


Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

Sunday, June 15, 2014

When Sunni militants began seizing broad swathes of territory across northern Iraq last week, global oil markets shrugged it off. After all, instability in Iraq is nothing new.

But that all changed on Wednesday, when the insurgents swept into the oil refinery town of Baiji, says Robert McNally, president of ...


U.S. Coal Companies Ride Exports To Booming Business

Friday, June 13, 2014

One might expect the U.S. coal industry to be reeling from the glut of low-cost natural gas and the regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, coal companies...


Russia-China Natural Gas Deal Likely To Reshape Energy Markets

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The $400 billion gas deal between Russia and China marks Moscow's pivot to Asia. Analysts say the deal could impact projects in the works targeting Asia by other nations, including the U.S.


Russian Economic Forum Boycotted Over Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is seen as Russia's answer to the economic gathering in Davos, Switzerland. The Obama administration has been pressing U.S. corporations not to attend.


Russia's Energy Giant Turns Up The Heat On Ukraine

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gazprom, the energy company, has dramatically raised the price it charges Ukraine for natural gas. Despite its weak, ailing economy, Ukraine must now pay far more than any other Gazprom client.


Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The duo's self-titled debut brims with slow tempos and spacious electronic arrangements, making plenty of room for the gorgeous vocals of folk veteran Amelia Meath.


The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). But now there's MINT, CIVET and more. The emerging markets keep changing — and so do the letters.


Legendary D.C. Law Firm To Pay Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Rain forest residents had sued the oil giant, and Washington law firm Patton Boggs tried to make the company pay up. But Chevron sued the law firm for fraud — and is now due $15 million.


Widening Sanctions On Russia Rattle Some In Western Oil Industry

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The latest round of sanctions against Russia has created a lot of uncertainty for U.S. and European oil and gas companies. They're growing concerned that another round of sanctions co...


8-Day Asia Trip Critical To Obama's Regional Strategy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A key part of that strategy is the Trans Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement among 12 Asian-Pacific nations. The trade pact would influence geopolitics and the reshape global trade.

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Entering Talks In Geneva, U.S. Hopes For A Ukraine Breakthrough

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Thursday with officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They will discuss the crisis in Ukraine. While the Obama administrati...


A Reporter Reflects On Rwanda: 'It's Like A Madness Took Over'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NPR's Jackie Northam was a freelance reporter based in Kenya when the Rwandan genocide erupted. In this essay, she recalls covering those terrible events and trying to make sense of them afterward.


U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

Friday, April 04, 2014

Thanks in large part to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. finds itself awash in domestic energy — and moving rapidly toward self-sufficiency and a position of strategic and economic strength.


German Chemical Giant BASF Benefits From Cheap U.S. Natural Gas

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thanks to fracking, there is an abundance of natural gas at about a quarter of the European price. This influx of business may be good for the U.S., but it's cause for concern for European leaders.


Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Europe has been trying to reduce its energy dependence on Russia for years. The crisis in Crimea has given the effort a greater sense of urgency.


A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ten supertankers are under construction and there are orders for another 15, but just three years ago the tanker market was barely moving.


The World Bank Gets An Overhaul — And Not Everyone's Happy

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The World Bank is undergoing a vast reorganization, its first in nearly 20 years. The process has been controversial, but the bank's president says it's needed to foster better internal collaboration.