United States

Jason Fields

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

Dec 06 2016

The next Great Game may be played for the North Pole

Russia's aircraft carrier may be creaky, but its submarines are among the best in the business and they ply the currents beneath the Arctic at will - though not unchallenged. So, who's challenging Russia and what are the world's powers fighting over in the warming waters?

Nov 17 2016

Podcast: The Kremlin had a plan - Donald Trump winning wasn't part of it

During the 70-year reign of the Soviet Communist Party, the rest of the world played a game: Kremlinology.

Oct 27 2016

Podcast: Is the U.S. at war? Sorry, that's classified

U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are engaged in "kinetic warfare" – military jargon that means that bullets are flying – all over the world.

Oct 19 2016

Podcast: The battle for Mosul and what comes after

Like many cities in Iraq, Mosul's history is ancient. It got a mention by the ancient Greeks as far back as 401 B.C. It was a center of manufacturing and trade in the Middle Ages. It plays an important role in the oil trade today.

Oct 12 2016

What the heck happened to Britain's Royal Navy?

To say the Britain's Royal Navy is legendary is probably to undersell it. There have been thousands of books - fiction and non-fiction - written about its successes during the Napoleonic wars. Admiral Horatio Nelson is famed around the world. One of London's central squares is named for his victory against the combined French and Spanish fleets in 1805. Making the story that much richer, Nelson died of a bullet wound as it became clear that his daring plan had succeeded.

Oct 06 2016

Podcast: Inside America's armed militias and the new civil war

It didn't start or end with Timothy McVeigh killing 168 people and wounding more than 680 others by detonating a fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

Oct 01 2016

Podcast: When the 'War on Drugs' got literal, and how it could end

The War on Drugs, declared during the Nixon administration, has become a shooting war. Every year brings new atrocities. More than 40 teachers massacred in Mexico under circumstances that are still unclear in 2014, entire towns held hostage.

Sep 23 2016

Podcast: A fundamental misconception at the heart of divide between West, Islam

The separation of church and state is one of the fundamental tenets of the modern Western world, but that doesn't make it inevitable for all cultures, argues Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution in Washington.

Sep 21 2016

Podcast: Why nuclear war looks inevitable

Several developments have the potential to move the hands of the nuclear doom clock closer to midnight.

Sep 13 2016

Podcast: How the Pentagon became the world's weapon system superstore

The United States sells weapons around the world. It sells them to governments it approves of, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands and others.


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