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My Dinner With Usha Sahay

The managing editor of War on the Rocks talks 9/11, Twitter, and making time for what you love.

Words: Laicie Heeley

A Scoville Fellow when we first met, Usha Sahay was already one of the best editors I’d ever worked with. So it feels natural that, after stints at the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal, she’s back in DC to take on the role of managing editor at War on the Rocks, a leading site for insider national security news and analysis.

Recently I sat down to dinner with Usha at one of her favorites to talk all things national security and life in DC.

The highlights of our talk are included in the gallery below:

Laicie Heeley

Editor in Chief

Laicie Heeley is the founding CEO of Inkstick Media, where she serves as Editor in Chief of the foreign policy magazine Inkstick and Executive Producer and Host of the PRX- and Inkstick-produced podcast, Things That Go Boom. Heeley’s reporting has appeared on public radio stations across America and the BBC, where she’s explored global security issues including domestic terrorism, disinformation, nuclear weapons, and climate change. Prior to launching Inkstick, Heeley was a Fellow with the Stimson Center’s Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program and Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Her publications include work on sanctions, diplomacy, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, along with the first full accounting of US counterterrorism spending after 9/11.


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