JOURNALIST Mr. Hughes covers world news and geopolitics for The Huffington Post and Examiner.com, and his work has also appeared on CNN. He has interviewed global strategists, diplomats, political leaders and high-ranking military and intelligence officials from the U.S., Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has also appeared as a geopolitical analyst on a government-sponsored international cable news network called Alhurra to discuss the Afghanistan elections. POLICY ANALYST Mr. Hughes is a Foreign Policy Strategist with the New World Strategies Coalition (NWSC), a think tank founded by Afghan natives focused on developing political, economic and cultural solutions for Afghanistan, and is also a member of the Afghanistan Study Group, a collection of foreign and public policy experts working to shape U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. COMMERCIAL WRITER Michael also specializes in designing, developing and delivering corporate training including negotiations, marketing strategy and executive communications. He has also written speeches for CEOs and other senior-level executives at several Fortune 500 and middle market companies. He has had corporate profiles and technical articles published in industry trade journals. Michael Hughes has over 16 years of operations management and business strategy consulting experience across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products, technology, retail and financial services.