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Emily Cadei

Kazakhstan 2013
Roll Call
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Emily Cadei is a Washington-based journalist who covers foreign policy for Congressional Quarterly's Roll Call, where she writes about Congress and its efforts to shape US relations with a range of international actors. She has covered foreign aid, the US response to the Arab Spring, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and nonproliferation issues particularly closely. Cadei joined Congressional Quarterly (CQ) in 2007 as the co-editor of CQ MoneyLine, covering campaign finance and lobbying through the 2008 election cycle. She joined the politics desk after the 2008 election, reporting on congressional campaigns and special elections for both CQ and Roll Call before assuming her current post in 2010. Cadei began her career at the San Francisco Business Times before moving to Washington, DC and taking a job as a staff writer for National Journal’s daily political briefing, The Hotline, covering the 2004 election cycle. In 2005 she volunteered for non-profit organization training journalists in South Africa, then went on to earn a master’s degree in political science, specializing in comparative government, from the University of Oxford (UK). Her work has been published by The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Fortune and the Economist's Intelligence Unit. She has also been a guest on a wide array of radio and TV news networks, including C-SPAN, Fox News and MSNBC. She was a National Press Foundation Paul Miller fellow in 2008–09; a Knight Foundation Digital Multimedia Fellow in 2009; traveled to Tokyo and Okinawa as a fellow of the Foreign Press Center of Japan in 2011; and was part of an East-West Center journalist exchange program in Pakistan in 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.


  • Kazakhstan: No Longer Butt of Joke

    {image-1} It doesn’t take more than a few minutes in Astana — Kazakhstan’s futuristic new capital — to make you forget what little you may have assumed about...

  • A Safer World at Ground Zero

    Standing at ground zero of the Soviet Union’s first nuclear-bomb explosion, it’s clear why the Kremlin saw this site as an ideal place to test its...

  • Twilight for a Landmark in Arms Control

    During the Cold War, the Soviet Union ran a highly developed program to study infectious diseases such as anthrax, the plague and cholera, with an eye toward wiping...

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