Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Saudi Arabia Begins Selling Shares Of Its Oil Giant, Aramco

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Saudi Arabia started selling shares in its giant oil company, Aramco, for the first time. By dollars, it was the biggest initial public offering ever but it was low on investors outside the kingdom.


In A Warming Greenland, A Farming Family Adapts To Drought — And New Opportunities

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Kunuk Nielsen and his brother Pilu grew up on a sheep farm in southern Greenland. Kunuk has decided to remain on the farm. Pilu gives helicopter tours to visitors, who are arriving in greater numbers.


Warming Temperatures Are Forcing People In Greenland To Change Their Lifestyles

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Warming temperatures in Greenland are impacting the way of life for many of the 56,000 people who live there. NPR looks at how one family in southern Greenland adapting to the changes.


New Zealand's Prime Minister Apologizes For Government's Handling Of 1979 Plane Crash

Thursday, November 28, 2019

"I know the time has come to say I am sorry," New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said at a memorial. An initial investigation had blamed pilot error in the crash that killed 257 people.


In Iraq, Iranian Consulate Torched And Security Forces Fire On Protesters

Thursday, November 28, 2019

More than two dozen protesters in Iraq have been killed since Wednesday, and the worst violence has been in the country's south. It's a growing display of anger over Iran's role in Iraqi politics.


Greenland Is Not For Sale. But It Has The Rare Earth Minerals America Wants

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Arctic island has a wealth of rare earth resources that the U.S. has labeled as essential to national defense.


A Tiny Thai Restaurant In Remote Greenland Serves Up Spice (And Whale Skin Soup)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

When Suriya Paprajong arrived in Greenland in 2001, he didn't even have a coat. These days, his eatery in Qaqortoq, population 3,000, is a local favorite, melding Thai flavors with an Arctic twist.


In A Remote Arctic Outpost, Norway Keeps Watch On Russia's Military Buildup

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Warmer weather up north is opening up shipping lanes and new access to natural resources. It's also fueling a military buildup.


Saudi Arabia Moving Forward With Plans To Sell Shares Of Aramco

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Saudi Arabia says it's going ahead with plans to sell shares of the state oil company, Aramco. It's a long-delayed effort to raise money for the monarchy's reform program but investors are skeptical.


Investors Are Back In Saudi Arabia A Year After Khashoggi's Killing

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The oil-rich kingdom has poured millions of dollars into a global damage control campaign. While some governments have shunned the country, the Trump administration remains a strong supporter.


Since Khashoggi's Death, Saudi Arabia Struggles To Repair Its Reputation

Monday, September 30, 2019

A year ago this week, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. His death was blamed on the kingdom's crown prince.


Saudis 'Haven't Actually Paid A Large Price' For Khashoggi Killing

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Jamal Khashoggi's killing a year ago damaged the reputation of the Saudi Crown prince and cost the country some business, but Saudi Arabia's wealth still draws foreign investors.


2 Congressional Panels To Hear From Acting Director Of National Intelligence

Thursday, September 26, 2019

We take a look at Joseph Maguire, acting director of National Intelligence, who is at the center of a controversy that has led House Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry into the president.


Trump's Evolving Relationship With Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Before he was elected president, Donald Trump was a critic of Saudi Arabia. Now, he says the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to an attack on their behalf.