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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.

  • Attended State Department press briefings multiple times each week, conducted several exclusive interviews with officials in a number of U.S. government agencies, prominent experts, and other newsmakers.

Afghan Online Press (2012 - Present)


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

Various Companies (1994-2010)

Management Consultant / Supply Chain Manager / Strategic Sourcing Director

  • As a business strategy/management consultant and supply chain executive, led several initiatives to boost profits and deliver cost savings for middle-market and Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing and logistics industries. Helped private equity firms evaluate and enhance the value of their portfolio companies by conducting strategic and operational assessments and leading and implementing cost saving projects.


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)





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