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Usha Sahay

Usha Sahay
Fall 2012 Fellow
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Usha Sahay
Fall 2012 Fellow
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Sahay is a Speechwriter in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She was previously a senior editor at POLITICO Magazine, where she commissioned and edited op-eds and long-form reporting on foreign affairs and global issues. She was the co-recipient of the Robert Belfer Award for the best master’s thesis in international and global affairs. Prior to starting graduate school she was Managing Editor of War On The Rocks, an online platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. She was previously an Interactive News Writer at the Wall Street Journal, and before that a News Editor at the Huffington Post, where she was part of a team of editors responsible for editing all HuffPost’s outgoing news items, including breaking news and focusing on political coverage. Following her fellowship she was the Director of Digital Outreach at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Council for a Livable World. She managed the Center’s and Council’s digital strategy, online advocacy, and fundraising for Senate candidates. She was also an Assistant Editor (and founding team member) at War on the Rocks, an online platform for analysis, commentary, and debate on foreign policy and national security issues. She was responsible for editing 50% of the content that the site publishes, as well as for handling social media outreach and occasionally contributing content.