Jackie Northam Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, politics, and life across the globe.
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Russia's attempt to use energy to pressure Europe could backfire

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Is Africa being held hostage in the politics of grain wars?

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European energy prices soar after Russia cuts off a natural gas pipeline to Germany

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Why the U.S. cares about the war in Ukraine

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Yoshikazu Netsuno (left) watches his son Shinichi hammer a thick stack of specialized paper. In between each sheet is a thin layer of gold leaf. "My son is going to take over this business, so in our case, we had a successor," Netsuno says. "Many other artisans' families in Kanazawa were not so lucky." Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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Japan's traditional crafts are struggling to survive the country's population decline

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Concerns around shipping Ukrainian grain

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How Japan's low-birth rate threatens centuries-old traditions and skills

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Japan is examining its security and defense policy as Russia continues war in Ukraine

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Biden will visit Saudi Arabia to ask for an increase in oil production

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The White House is considering a presidential visit to Saudi Arabia

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The EU moves to bar insurance on ships carrying Russian oil. It'd be a big blow

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Biden heads to Asia to reassure allies that China is a still a top priority

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Russia may become the only non-NATO nation in the Arctic, sparking fears of conflict

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The European Union is taking aim at Russia's main revenue source: oil

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