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Peter Apps

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 31 2017

コラム:トランプ氏に立ち向かう欧州の「存在感」

[30日 ロイター] - トランプ米大統領が、先週行った初めての欧州訪問で鮮烈な印象を与えようと考えていたとすれば、そのもくろみは間違いなく成功を収めた。

May 30 2017

COLUMN: In standing up to Trump, Europe gets its mojo back

If President Donald Trump wanted to make an impression with his first visit to Europe last week, he unquestionably succeeded.

May 25 2017

コラム:欧州での攻撃増加、薄れる政治的インパクト

[23日 ロイター] - 英マンチェスターで22人が死亡した22日の自爆攻撃について、過激派組織「イスラム国」(IS)が素早く犯行声明を出したことは、驚くに値しない。

May 24 2017

Commentary: Europe's rising tide of attacks show diminishing political effect

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Islamic State was quick to claim responsibility for Monday’s suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people. As its last territory in Iraq’s second city of Mosul falls to U.S.-backed Iraqi forces and its Syrian capital Raqqa is encircled, the group is increasingly desperate for legitimacy. Attacks on the West are one of its few remaining options.

May 09 2017

Commentary: Europe dodges a bullet, but far right dangers remain

The outpouring of international relief over the French far right failing to seize the presidency says a lot about the febrile nature of modern Western politics. Europe has dodged a bullet, and the victory of Emmanuel Macron is, in the broader sense at least, a sign of the strength of the liberal status quo.

May 04 2017

Commentary: As cyber warfare turns 10, the West risks falling behind

When Estonia became the first nation on the receiving end of an overwhelming cyber attack 10 years ago last week, government and other critical websites and systems such as banking collapsed in one of the most internet-connected countries of the time. Widely blamed on Russia, the assault prompted Western nations – including the United States – to plow billions into improving their own cyber defenses.

Apr 27 2017

Commentary: Chaos and confusion, but some foreign policy wins for Trump

When U.S. President Donald Trump ordered cruise-missile strikes on a Syrian air base shortly after this month’s chemical weapons attack, some Obama administration veterans were openly impressed. “[We] never would have gotten this done in 48 hours,” one of them told Politico.

Apr 20 2017

Commentary: The next super weapon could be biological

With the threat of chemical weapons in Syria and nuclear arms in North Korea, the risk of biological weapons has largely dropped off the international agenda. But evolving technologies and genetic engineering may open the door to new dangers.

Apr 12 2017

Commentary: U.S. must walk dangerous line to manage twin Syria, North Korea crises

If there was ever any doubt that President Donald Trump’s strike against Syria was also intended to send a message to Pyongyang, the deployment this weekend of a U.S. carrier strike group towards the Korean Peninsula should have cleared it up.

Apr 10 2017

Commentary: Is Syria strike the beginning of a ‘Trump doctrine’?

When President Donald Trump took office less than three months ago, few would have predicted that he would find himself so quickly launching military strikes against Syria. Since January, his administration has been quietly reducing support for Syria’s rebels, seemingly opening the door for an eventual settlement that might leave Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in charge.

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