Hayes Brown is a National Security Reporter/Blogger with ThinkProgress.org. Prior to joining ThinkProgress, Hayes worked as a contractor at the Department of Homeland Security. He’s been a blogger since 2011, and had his writing on international affairs appear at Foreign Policy, UN Dispatch, and the blog Gunpowder & Lead. Despite being one of the rare DC residents who was born in Washington, DC, Hayes graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University in 2010.