John Hudson

Washington, D.C.

National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy.

Education: Michigan State University, B.A. in International Relations

John Hudson is a national security reporter at the Washington Post covering the State Department and diplomacy. He previously covered foreign affairs for Foreign Policy magazine and BuzzFeed News, and has reported from several geopolitical hotspots, including Afghanistan, Ukraine, Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Colombia, China, and Georgia. In 2008, he covered the August war between Russia and Georgia from Tbilisi and the breakaway region of Abkhazia.
Latest from John Hudson

IAEA chief pushes plan to secure nuclear plant ahead of Ukraine offensive

After months of failing to broker an agreement between Ukraine and Russia to safeguard Europe's largest nuclear plant, Rafael Grossi is hoping the U.N. Security Council will sign off on a new proposal.

May 22, 2023

Bowing to pressure, Biden relents on F-16s to Ukraine

Kyiv now appears in line to get F-16 fighter jets by the fall, as Washington agrees to let other nations send them into battle.

May 19, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. won’t block transfer of F-16s to Kyiv, officials say

President Biden has ruled out U.S. deliveries of F-16s to Ukraine. But U.S. officials say that Washington will not stop allies from exporting the jets.

May 19, 2023

Zelensky, in private, plots bold attacks inside Russia, leak shows

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Intercepts reveal Zelensky's aggressive instincts, a marked contrast to his image as the stoic statesman weathering Russia’s onslaught.

May 13, 2023

To lessen border surge, Democrats urge Biden to end Trump’s Venezuela policy

The push from within Biden's party comes as the administration expects a large influx of migrants at the southern border once pandemic restrictions expire.

May 10, 2023

Ukraine’s military is stronger than U.S. leaks indicated, Blinken says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he was "confident" Ukraine's counteroffensive would yield some success in regaining Russian-occupied territory.

May 3, 2023

Buildup resumed at suspected Chinese military site in UAE, leak says

THE DISCORD LEAKS | The activity has disturbed some U.S. officials, who worry a longstanding U.S. ally is growing too close to Beijing.

April 26, 2023

Diplomats evacuated from Sudan, but tens of thousands of foreigners remain

Fighting between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has killed at least 450 people and injured 3,500, according to the United Nations.

April 23, 2023

U.S. evacuates embassy personnel and families from Sudan, Biden says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said operations at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum have been suspended as fighting in the Horn of Africa nation continues.

April 22, 2023

Nations plan Sudan evacuations amid calls for Eid holiday cease-fire

Fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces has killed more than 400 people in Sudan. Some 16,000 U.S. citizens are in the country, according to a U.S. official.

April 22, 2023