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Bernd Debusmann

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

Jun 22 2012

What if Iran gets the bomb? Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON The West worries too much about the prospect of Iran going nuclear. If it did get the bomb, the Middle East would probably become a more stable region. So says Kenneth Waltz, a veteran scholar, in an essay in one of America's most influential magazines.

Jun 18 2012

World to Obama: We expected more from you: Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON The 2012 global performance scorecard is in and the grade for Barack Obama is "failed to meet expectations."

May 25 2012

Arms deals, human rights and hypocrites: Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON Profits from arms deals tend to trump human rights. The United Nations Security Council, whose five veto-wielding permanent members count among the world's biggest arms dealers, is falling down on its job. Hypocrisy is rampant as governments pay lip service to human rights.

May 22 2012

Column: America and Syria's "dead man walking": Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000. That was on in August 18 last year.

May 21 2012

America and Syria's "dead man walking": Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000. That was on in August 18 last year.

May 07 2012

COLUMN- Guns, sticks, and logic: Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON, May 7 File this under the rubric "Only in America" - sticks, poles and water guns will be banned from the centre of Tampa at the Republican Party's national convention next August. Guns, however, will be allowed.

Apr 20 2012

Column: America's decline - myth or reality? Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON Take note of a new phrase in the seemingly endless debate over whether the days of the United States as the world's pre-eminent power are numbered: those who doubt the country's economic decline are said to be holding an "intellectual ostrich position."

Apr 20 2012

America's decline - myth or reality? Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON Take note of a new phrase in the seemingly endless debate over whether the days of the United States as the world's pre-eminent power are numbered: those who doubt the country's economic decline are said to be holding an "intellectual ostrich position."

Apr 16 2012

Obama and the failed war on drugs: Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON Long before he was in a position to change his country's policies, Barack Obama had firm views on a complex problem: "The war on drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws. We need to rethink how we're operating the drug war."

Apr 06 2012

Column: Will Latinos decide America's elections? Bernd Debusmann

NEW YORK WASHINGTON Every day, around 1,600 U.S. citizens of Latin American extraction are reaching 18 years of age - voting age - and adding to the fastest-growing segment of the American electorate.

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