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Matt Picht

Political Reporter

Matt Picht is a politics reporter in Washington, D.C., who mainly covers foreign policy and international news. He joined Newsy right after graduating from the University of Tulsa in 2013 and has been with the company ever since. Matt is always interested in a good story and hopes to shine a light on the human impact of foreign policy with his work.

  Recent Work
Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to become the European Commission president.
European ParliamentWorld

EU Commission Nominee Tries To Win Over A Fragmented Parliament

Outgoing U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch
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Ambassador's Resignation Roils U.K. Leadership Race

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant
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How Uranium Enrichment Fuels Iran’s Nuclear Program

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen
European ParliamentWorld

German Defense Minister Is The Surprise Pick To Run The EU Commission

Protesters in Hong Kong's legislative building
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Beijing Is Starting To Sound Tough On Hong Kong's Protests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump
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North Korea's Nuclear Program Rests On Its Production Facilities

European Union Ambassador to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis
Newsy Staff / Mai Nolasco-CarranzaWorld

Decor Diplomacy: EU's US Ambassador Using Art To Build Connections

U.S. ship in the Strait of Hormuz
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

US-Iran Conflict Risks Strait Of Hormuz, A Crucial Oil Route

A street in Beijing, China
Newsy StaffWorld

Beijing's Young People Aren't Watching Hong Kong's Protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Office of the Iranian Supreme LeaderWorld

Trump Targets Top Iranian Leader In Newest Round Of Sanctions

EU Council President Donald Tusk
European CouncilWorld

US-Iran Crisis Leaves European Union On The Sidelines

Footage from the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone.
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

Drone Shootdown Raises US-Iran Mistrust Even Higher

A tanker ship
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

US Goes Public With Evidence Iran Is Behind Tanker Attacks

Protests in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong’s Protesters Say They Are Losing Trust In Their Government

Protesters in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong's British Past Shapes Its Tense Present With China

Protesters in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong's Extradition Protests Are All About Chinese Influence

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
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Mexico Says Deal With US Might Not Be The End Of Immigration Talks

President Trump
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Trump Relies On Emergency Powers For Tariff Threats Against Mexico

President Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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Trump Brings Health Care Into US-UK Trade Talks

President Trump
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Trump Boosts Boris Johnson For Prime Minister During UK Visit

An Orthodox Jewish man
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A Fight Over Drafting Ultra-Orthodox Jews Sunk Netanyahu's Government

Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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Why A Trump Indictment Was Off The Table For Mueller

President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May
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May's Exit Leaves UK At A Crossroads On Brexit And Trump

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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Theresa May's Exit Leaves Brexit In Limbo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Modi's Election Win In India Was Fueled By Hindu Nationalism

Nigel Farage
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EU Elections Mean More Brexit Feuding For The UK

Huawei logo
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The Race To 5G Technology Is Pitting The US Against China

A container ship
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China Might Have To Look Beyond Tariffs If Trade War Escalates Again

Trade negotiators from the U.S. and China
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The Trade War's Biggest Threat Is Yet To Come For US Consumers

U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

Why The US Is On High Alert Over Iran