John Hudson

John Hudson is a senior reporter at Foreign Policy and co-author of the magazine's “The Cable” blog where he reports on diplomacy and U.S. national security issues. Prior to joining FP, John covered politics and global affairs for The Atlantic magazine's news blog, The Atlantic Wire. In 2008, he covered the August War between Russia and Georgia from Tbilisi and the breakaway region of Abkhazia. Over the years, he's dug up resignation-causing FEC documents; unmasked infamous Internet trolls; exposed bizarre Photoshopping by government media; and revealed the ins and outs of Washington's foreign policy machine. He’s appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox News radio and other broadcast outlets.

The Cable

Lawmakers Demand U.S. Do More Than Just Criticize Saudi Bombing Campaign

Congressional critics of the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemeni rebels are demanding the White House pull its support for Riyadh following an alleged weekend airstrike that killed at least 140 funeral mourners in Sanaa.

The Cable

Kerry Says Russia Should Face War Crimes Investigation, Of Some Sort

A clearly exasperated Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for Russia and Syria to face a war crimes investigation for the continuing deadly attacks on Syrian civilians, including one that hours earlier killed 20 and wounded 100 in a strike against a hospital.

The Cable

NATO Chief: Trump Is Wrong About the Defense Alliance

Donald Trump continues to claim credit for NATO’s decision to “change” its policy and focus more closely on the threat of terrorism. But the head of the world’s most powerful military alliance said in an interview that NATO’s policy hasn’t changed, and that the Republican presidential nominee is not influencing the alliance’s decisions.

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