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

Turkey Touts ‘Positive Signals’ on Gulen Extradition

For weeks, senior Turkish officials have issued ominous threats and stern warnings to the United States if it fails to extradite Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based preacher whom Ankara accuses of masterminding last month’s attempted coup. But on Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu struck a noticeably upbeat tone.

The Cable

With Yemeni Casualties Rising, GOP Senator Looks to Block Big Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Citing concerns over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, Republican Senator Rand Paul says he’s looking for ways of stopping a $1.15 billion weapons deal with Riyadh that would include the sale of 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored vehicles, and other military equipment.


NATO Plays It Cool as Russia and Turkey Grow Closer

Washington and its allies are insisting that the relationship with Turkey is as healthy as ever, despite Erdogan moving into Putin’s embrace.

The Cable

Erdogan Allies Accuse Leading Washington Think Tank of Orchestrating Coup

The Turkish government has arrested or detained tens of thousands of soldiers, police officers, academics, and journalists in the wake of last month’s failed coup attempt. Some supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have a new target: a prominent Washington think tank.

The Cable

Gulen’s Lawyers: Embattled Turkish Cleric Not Going Anywhere

Lawyers representing U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen lampooned the Turkish government on Friday, calling Ankara’s allegations that the 75-year-old imam helped orchestrate the failed July 15 coup “absurd” and “crazy.”

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