Laura Kelly is a Journalist based in Washington D.C. where she covers foreign policy for The Hill, focusing on Congress, the State Department and the White House. Her reporting largely focuses on how politics colors US foreign policy with key areas of focus including America’s consequential relationships with China and Russia; US policy in the Middle East and reaction to and involvement in crises around the globe. Laura lived and worked in Israel between 2012 and 2016 where she served as Magazine Editor for the Israeli national newspaper, The Jerusalem Post. She has reported from the Middle East on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Syrian civil war and the fight against ISIS. Originally from Long Island, New York, Laura is a graduate of Fordham University.