Katrina Manson covers US foreign policy, defence and intelligence. Flying with the Pentagon, she has visited Afghanistan, the Munich Security Conference, San Diego’s Navy Seals base and glimpsed North Korea. She takes particular interest in US-China competition.
She was previously the FT’s East Africa correspondent in Kenya for five years, and before that based in DR Congo, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso. She won the 2016 FT award for outstanding reporting in international affairs by a journalist under 40.