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Michael Hughes is a DC-based journalist and foreign policy analyst whose work can be found in The Huffington Post, CNN, Asia Times Online, The Globe Post, Afghan Online Press, Sputnik and Dissident Voice.


Mr. Hughes also has a Masters in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University. 






Sputnik News Service /RIA Novosti (2014 - Present)

Senior Editor / Reporter / State Department Correspondent

Assign, write, edit and publish stories on breaking news and analysis for Sputnik's newswire service. DC Bureau focuses largely on covering national breaking news in North America and all major government agencies.

Afghan Online Press (2012 - Present)


Write an article for AOP twice every month including op-eds, analyses and exclusive interviews with experts and former and current government officials.

The Huffington Post (2008 - 2017)

HuffPost Contributor

Published around 100 articles including analysis and commentary on U.S. foreign policy issues. Conducted exclusive interviews with several renowned foreign policy experts, congressional leaders, diplomats and military officials.

Afghanistan Study Group (2010 - 2012)


In 2010 Hughes was selected to be a contributor and signatory to the Afghanistan Study Group, a collection of public policy experts and intellectuals focused on reshaping the White House's strategy in Afghanistan.

New World Strategies Coalition (2010 - 2014)


Helped develop white papers on indigenous political solutions to end the war in Afghanistan.


Johns Hopkins University​
Washington D.C.
M.A. in Global Security Studies

Summa Cum Laude & Best Thesis in the Area of Global Studies (2016​)

University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN
B.A. in History (1994)