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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

Jul 20 2016

Commentary: In Putin's Russia, no difference between doping and duping

The chance that Russia will be banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next month looks ever more likely as the International Olympic Committee considers punishing the Russian team for the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Jun 06 2016

Commentary: NATO uses missile defense to play catch-up with Russia

Poland is about to host the largest multinational military exercises on its territory in more than a decade. The Anakonda-16 exercises, involving 25,000 troops from more than 20 countries, are intended to showcase the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s unity and speed one month before the alliance’s summit in Warsaw. The U.S. Army will play a key role, with a mechanized regiment based in Germany simulating a mission to rescue the Baltic States from a Russian attack.

May 25 2016

Commentary: Europe’s party is over. It’s not clear what comes next.

"Peace, joy and pancakes” could have been the European Union’s motto. That silly German expression -- "Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen" -- refers to glossing over problems. It can also describe the blithe optimism with which most Europeans marched into the glorious future of a unified Europe. Today that promise seems to have evaporated.

Apr 13 2016

A dirty – not particularly funny – poem just turned into an ‘international crisis’

Just when German Chancellor Angela Merkel thought she had checked “Turkey” off her to-do list for solving Europe’s refugee crisis, a filth-laden poem read by a late-night comic is presenting her with a new dilemma.

Mar 31 2016

Germany can take that smug look off its face

The AfD and the insurrection led by Donald Trump are both a visceral reaction to voters’ fears about immigration, terrorism and the arrogance of the powers-that-be. Each gains strength in the electronic echo chambers of social media.

Mar 24 2016

Europe declared peace while the world was still at war

The crux of Europe’s quandary in fighting global terrorism mirrors its problems with a common currency: a reluctance to sacrifice even more sovereignty on the altar of EU unity.

Mar 14 2016

German election bruises Merkel, but isn’t a knockout blow

The price for Angela Merkel’s refusal to close Germany’s borders to refugees is a deeply divided conservative camp.

Mar 07 2016

Do you suffer from Russophobia? The Kremlin thinks you might.

'Russophobe' has become a convenient label for anyone who disagrees with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive behavior at home and abroad.

Feb 19 2016

When it comes to Russia, it’s Munich all over again – again

It appears as if the world is right back where it was a year ago, when the West was in a similar position, trapped between its fear of a greater war and inability to confront a ruthless adversary.

Feb 15 2016

The Greek Bruce Willis fights for democracy — and Marxism?

If Yanis Varoufakis was going to make a comeback, it had to be in the German capital.


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