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

Ukraine scatters arsenal to protect weapons from Russian strikes

The Ukrainian military is dispersing its weapons across an array of warehouses in an effort to lessen the impact of any one Russian strike.

July 1, 2022

U.S. to give some ‘Havana syndrome’ victims six-figure compensation

The Biden administration plans to provide some current and former U.S. spies and diplomats with payments of roughly $100,000 to $200,000 to compensate for neurological injuries and other consequences from the mysterious ailment known as Havana syndrome.

June 23, 2022

As businesses flee Russia, a New York model returns to Moscow

Kira Dikhtyar returned to Moscow this spring to launch a new clothing line in Russia while declaring her support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

June 21, 2022

U.S. to send $1 billion in military aid to bolster Ukrainian fight

The arms will include artillery, rocket systems, coastal defense weapons and ammunition.

June 15, 2022

Biden visit to Saudi Arabia reverses his vow to make it a ‘pariah’

Biden's trip next month, his first to the Middle East as president, includes a stop in Saudi Arabia despite the country's record of human rights abuses and follows a sharp debate within the administration over whether to legitimize Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a visit.

June 14, 2022

Biden reportedly to visit Saudi Arabia, which he once vowed to make a ‘pariah’

Biden is planning to visit Saudi Arabia, a remarkable departure from his vow as a presidential candidate to treat the country as a “pariah" state, according to three administration officials who requested anonymity to share details of a trip not yet announced.

June 3, 2022

War may drag on, but Ukraine has right to its territory, NATO chief says

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine was entitled to seek the full expulsion of Russian forces from the Donbas region and Crimea.

June 3, 2022

U.S. defends supplying advanced rocket systems to Ukraine

The transfer of four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, commonly known as HIMARS, to Ukraine will come soon, and will require about three additional weeks to train Ukrainian forces to use them, said Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy.

June 1, 2022

Biden confirms U.S. is sending advanced rocket systems to Ukraine

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, will enable Ukraine “to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine," Biden said.

June 1, 2022

U.S. is preparing to send long-range rocket systems to Ukraine

U.S. to send long-range artillery systems to Ukraine

May 27, 2022