Shane Mason

Executive Editor

Shane Mason is the Executive Editor at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Before FPRI, Shane was the managing editor at War on the Rocks, where he led editorial operations and hosted the Warcast podcast. Previously, he was senior market analyst at Avascent Analytics, a research associate at the Stimson Center’s South Asia program, and a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow in the Nuclear Policy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Shane’s research interests include defense economics and nuclear deterrence in South Asia. He has published articles in Foreign AffairsForeign Policy, and the Wire (India).

He holds a BA in political science from Pepperdine University and an MA in nonproliferation and terrorism studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.