Michael Birnbaum
Correspondent

Michael Birnbaum became The Washington Post’s Berlin correspondent in January 2011, after two-and-a-half years of covering education for the newspaper from Washington. He has covered the Arab Spring from Libya, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. He has also worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Birnbaum has a degree in German history from Yale University. He grew up in Chicago.

Latest by Michael Birnbaum

Russia begins ‘tactical drills’ on border with Ukraine

Russia begins ‘tactical drills’ on border with Ukraine

As the government in Kiev mobilizes against pro-Russian militants, killing up to 5, crisis continues to escalate.

Moscow issues warning over Ukraine’s military moves

Moscow issues warning over Ukraine’s military moves

If Russian interests are attacked, Foreign Minister Lavrov says, “we would certainly respond.”

Marines investigating another alleged Dutch incident

Marines investigating another alleged Dutch incident

Club patrons: U.S. Marine bragged of protecting Obama ahead of president’s arrival for summit.

In Amsterdam, U.S. Secret Service flap barely registers

In Amsterdam, U.S. Secret Service flap barely registers

Residents of this relaxed city hardly batted an eye at reports that 3 agents were disciplined over their drinking.