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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
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
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Why The US Is On High Alert Over Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
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Iran's Ultimatum Could Sink Europe's Support For The Nuclear Deal

Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo
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Freed Reuters Journalists Exposed A Massacre By Talking To Suspects

Reuters journalist Wa Lone
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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?

Cargo ship
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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

A Sri Lanka security officer
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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

A U.S. soldier watches a helicopter land
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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
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Imprisoned Journalists Exposed A Massacre By Talking To The Suspects