Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen at the Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 27, 2022. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Matthew Hunter is vice president of strategic partnerships at Hudson Institute. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Occidental College, he received his MA from the University of Queensland in Australia where he wrote about the security relationship between Australia and the United States. He is a veteran of the development operation for the 2012 Mitt Romney presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee, where he handled defense policy issues as well as strategic communications.