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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
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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New Brexit Deal Could Mean Big Changes For Northern Ireland

Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Shinsuke Sugiyama and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
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U.S.-Japan Deal Sets New Bilateral Standards For Digital Trade

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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U.K. Supreme Court Awards Parliament More Time On Brexit

LHTC Broadband office
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This Pa. Town Is An Unlikely Front In The U.S.-China Trade War

Pro-EU protesters outside Parliament.
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Boris Johnson Gets Backlash For Suspending Parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron
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Russia Seems Unlikely To Reunite With The G-7 Any Time Soon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson Gets A New Deadline In Brexit Talks With The EU

Hong Kong protesters
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Hong Kong Protesters Hold Peaceful March After Chaotic Demonstrations

Hong Kong police
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Hong Kong Businesses Struggle With Fallout From Protests

Protesters in Hong Kong International Airport
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Hong Kong Protesters Fight To Keep Public Support After Airport Chaos

Protesters in Hong Kong International Airport
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Hong Kong's Airport Protests Turn Chaotic And Violent

Members of Mexico's national guard
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Mexico's Citizens Aren't All On Board With Migration Crackdown

Migrants on a raft
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Trump Tries To Tighten The Rules For Central American Asylum-Seekers

U.K. Prime Minister-elect Boris Johnson
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Iran Crisis May Be Boris Johnson's First Test As U.K. Prime Minister

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. President Donald Trump
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The U.S. And Pakistan Are At Odds Over Counterterrorism Efforts

Japan's Foreign Minister and South Korean President Moon Jae-in
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What A Japan-South Korea Trade Fight Could Mean For Tech Industry

Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to become the European Commission president.
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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
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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
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Decor Diplomacy: EU's US Ambassador Using Art To Build Connections

U.S. ship in the Strait of Hormuz
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US-Iran Conflict Risks Strait Of Hormuz, A Crucial Oil Route

A street in Beijing, China
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Beijing's Young People Aren't Watching Hong Kong's Protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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Trump Targets Top Iranian Leader In Newest Round Of Sanctions

EU Council President Donald Tusk
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US-Iran Crisis Leaves European Union On The Sidelines

Footage from the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone.
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Drone Shootdown Raises US-Iran Mistrust Even Higher

A tanker ship
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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