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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
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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

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Office of the Iranian PresidentWorld

Iran's Ultimatum Could Sink Europe's Support For The Nuclear Deal

Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo

Freed Reuters Journalists Exposed A Massacre By Talking To Suspects

Reuters journalist Wa Lone

Myanmar Frees Journalists Who Were Jailed After Reporting A Massacre

President Trump
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Trump, Backed By A Strong Economy, Threatens To Keep Up Trade War

Venezuela protesters
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Venezuelans Hold Out Hope For Guaido In May Day Protests

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó
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Venezuela's Guaidó Claims To Have Military Support. Does He?

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Global Trade Is Propping Up Strong US GDP Growth

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
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With US Talks Frozen, Kim Jong Un Reaches Out To Russia

Ukraine President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy
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Ukraine's New President Could Shake Up Relations With Russia

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Terror Attacks In Sri Lanka Echo Country's Bloody Civil War

Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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Mueller Report Lays Out Russian Interference, Without Links To Trump

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Congress Pushes For Say On Overseas Fights With War Powers Resolution

Attendees of the Glamour and Diplomacy fashion show
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Diplomacy And Fashion Can Often Go Hand-In-Hand

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Imprisoned Journalists Exposed A Massacre By Talking To The Suspects

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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How Netanyahu Managed To Clinch Tough Election In Israel

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Press Freedom Is Still On Trial In Myanmar

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NATO Ministers Say Alliance Important As Ever, Despite Pressures

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
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NATO's Leader Pitches A Renewed US-Europe Alliance To Congress

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After 70 Years, NATO Looks A Lot Different

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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May's Offer To Quit Probably Won't Salvage Her Brexit Deal

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Russian President Vladimir Putin
Office of the Russian PresidentPolitics

Venezuela Chaos Tests Ties Between Putin And Maduro

A woman at a store in Venezuela

Venezuelan Millennials Feel Isolated By Emigration Crisis

A map of the Golan Heights, with Israeli and Syrian flags overlaid
Google EarthWorld

The Golan Heights Is Still A Flashpoint Between Israel And Syria

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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The US Might Need A New Approach To North Korea's Nuclear Program

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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Deal Or No Deal: Theresa May Gives Parliament Brexit Ultimatum

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
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Trump And Bolsonaro Are Trying To Reboot US-Brazil Relations

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Christchurch Shooting Part Of A Pattern Of Far-Right Extremist Attacks