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 Pushes U.S. to Extradite Alleged Coup Plotter

Turkey’s prime minister ramped up the pressure on the United States to extradite the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen on Tuesday by delivering four dossiers allegedly linking the preacher to Friday’s attempted coup.

The Cable

Kerry Warns Turkey That Actions Could Have NATO Consequences

Secretary of State John Kerry warned the Turkish government Monday that its NATO membership could be jeopardized if it goes too far with its ongoing purge of thousands of military personnel, judges, and police officers accused of involvement in last weekend's failed coup attempt.


Tbilisi Says Fight Will Go On After Slaying of Georgian ISIS Commander

BATUMI, GEORGIA -- Hours after the Islamic State confirmed the death of Georgian-born Abu Omar al-Shishani -- one of the group’s most ruthless and influential battlefield commanders -- the top defense official from his country of birth hailed his killing as an important but perhaps fleeting victory in the global fight against the terrorist outfit.

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