US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at the State Department in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
An Iranian long range surface to surface Qadr missile and an anti-aircraft gun are displayed in a war exhibition organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in a park in southern Tehran to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war on September 23, 2021. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Marines with Mike Company confirm their oath of enlistment at their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor ceremony on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, on December 4, 2021. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Hageali)
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)
Nicholas Mackey is director of operations at Hudson Institute, responsible for real estate, technology, security, human resources, and internal operations. He managed Hudson's 2016 relocation to its current headquarters. He received his BA in political science from Boston College and is originally from Pasadena, California.