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 reporter at The Washington Post covering the State Department and national security. He was part of the team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He has reported from dozens of countries, including Ukraine, China, Afghanistan, India, Georgia, Belarus, Pakistan, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Kenya, Nigeria and many more. In 2022 and 2023, he covered the war in Ukraine. In 2008, he covered the war in Georgia. He appears frequently on MSNBC and CNN.
Latest from John Hudson

As Houthis vow to fight on, U.S. prepares for sustained campaign

U.S. officials say they don’t expect operations in Yemen to last years, but they acknowledge it’s unclear when the Houthis’ military capability will be eroded.

January 20, 2024

The high-stakes diplomatic scramble to avert an Israel-Lebanon war

As Israeli forces start to withdraw from Gaza, the U.S. is working to head off a full-scale war in Lebanon, with Israel warning that time for diplomacy is running out.

January 19, 2024

Despite U.S. pressure on Israel, casualty count in Gaza remains high

In the besieged Gaza Strip, civilian casualties remain high and aid deliveries low. The Biden administration has concluded Israel is not heeding its demands.

January 14, 2024

Blinken’s optimism for postwar Gaza runs into Mideast skepticism

Arab leaders insisted that any post-war plan for Gaza include movement toward Palestinian statehood, not a popular option for the Israeli government.

January 11, 2024

Blinken’s talks with Israeli officials reveal divisions over Gaza

Israel and its closest allies aired opposing views on when Palestinians can return to northern Gaza and receive tax revenue collected by Israel.

January 9, 2024

Blinken meets with Netanyahu in hopes of stemming Israel-Gaza conflict’s spread

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit is also aimed at reducing civilian deaths in the fighting and trying to forge a consensus on the Gaza Strip’s future.

January 9, 2024

Displaced residents flee last hospital in central Gaza as fighting nears

With Israel believed to be moving toward more targeted attacks in Gaza, scenes of hospitals coming under fire were expected to cease, but central Gaza is the IDF’s latest target.

January 8, 2024

Israel’s talk of expanding war to Lebanon alarms U.S.

A U.S. intelligence assessment found that it would be difficult for Israel to succeed in a war against Hezbollah amid ongoing fighting in Gaza.

January 7, 2024

Russia fires missiles supplied by North Korea into Ukraine, says U.S. intelligence

Ballistic missiles provided by Pyongyang to Moscow are now being used on the battlefield, according to U.S. officials.

January 4, 2024

U.S. approves $147.5 million sale of artillery ammunition and gear to Israel

Secretary of State Antony Blinken invoked an emergency authority that bypasses the standard congressional review for arms sales, the Biden administration said.

December 30, 2023