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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 25 2018

Commentary: Korean Peninsula at the crosshairs of great power rivalry

President Trump has called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Before his announcement, we spoke with Ambassador Chas Freeman, a retired American diplomat, about the broader strategic issues on the Korean Peninsula. Lodged between China, Japan and Russia, Korea has long been the object of great power rivalry. Occupied at times by both China and Japan, Korea was carved in half at the end of World War Two, with the North becoming a communist state allied with the Soviet Union and the South a capitalist nation allied with the United States. Eight decades later, it is still divided.

May 24 2018

Canceled summit could bring U.S., North Korea back into crisis mode

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's cancellation of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks a return to crisis mode between Washington and Pyongyang but both sides may be wary of letting the situation escalate into fears of war as it did last year.

May 14 2018

Elusive peace grows more remote with U.S. Jerusalem embassy move, violence

WASHINGTON The move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, coupled with the killings of dozens of Palestinian protesters on Monday, makes the odds of a U.S.-brokered peace even more remote, analysts said.

May 14 2018

Elusive peace grows more remote with U.S. Jerusalem embassy move, violence

WASHINGTON The move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, coupled with the killings of dozens of Palestinian protesters on Monday, makes the odds of a U.S.-brokered peace even more remote, analysts said.

May 08 2018

Iran 'grand bargain' all but impossible as U.S. exits nuclear pact

PARIS/WASHINGTON/ANKARA The chances of securing a wider agreement with Iran on its nuclear, missile and regional activities appear slim at best after the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, current and former diplomats said.

May 08 2018

Iran 'grand bargain' all but impossible as U.S. exits nuclear pact

PARIS/WASHINGTON/ANKARA The chances of securing a wider agreement with Iran on its nuclear, missile and regional activities appear slim at best after the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, current and former diplomats said.

May 03 2018

Trump has all but decided to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal: sources

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has all but decided to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord by May 12 but exactly how he will do so remains unclear, two White House officials and a source familiar with the administration's internal debate said on Wednesday. | Video

May 03 2018

Trump has all but decided to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal - sources

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has all but decided to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord by May 12 but exactly how he will do so remains unclear, two White House officials and a source familiar with the administration's internal debate said on Wednesday. | Video

Apr 28 2018

Macron's talk of 'new' deal with Iran may not, in fact, be new

WASHINGTON French President Emmanuel Macron's talk this week of a "new deal with Iran" may not, in fact, represent anything new nor a deal with Iran.

Apr 20 2018

Explainer: If Trump revives Iran sanctions, they'll take time to come back

WASHINGTON Reports of the Iran nuclear deal's imminent demise might just be premature.

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