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Sputnik News Service /RIA Novosti (2014 - Present)

Senior Editor

Mr. Hughes is currently a senior editor for Sputnik's Washington, DC Bureau where he also served as a State Department correspondent. He has written and edited hundreds of breaking news stories and analyses and conducted exclusive interviews with current and former government officials. 

Seeking Alpha (2022 - Present)


​Leveraging Seeking Alpha's quant scores and custom valuation tools, Michael writes articles assessing stocks, primarily in the mining, metals, industrial, and high-tech manufacturing sectors.

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.

Management Consultant / Business Executive (1994-2008, 2012-13)

Led several initiatives to boost profits and deliver cost savings for middle-market and Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, private equity, high-tech, and international banking industries. Worked at a number of boutique consulting firms including Peterson Consulting, Gibson & Associates, Archstone Consulting, Westbound Consulting, and Traxion Group. Served as a sourcing and supply chain specialist, manager and/or director at RR Donnelley, Motor Coach Industries, Electro-Motive Diesel, and Echo Global Logistics.


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)


Other Publishing Credits

Asia Times

Afghan Online Press


Dissident Voice

The Globe Post

Media Appearances

Alhurra TV 

Al Ekhbariya

HuffPost Live


Quoted by/Work Cited In


Harvard Intl Law Journal

Yale Globalist

Middle East Policy

US Army Military Review

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