Peter Finn
Staff Writer

Peter Finn is a National Security correspondent for The Washington Post. He joined the paper from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1995 and first worked in Virginia for the Metro section. Beginning in 1998, Finn spent 10 years overseas for the paper as the bureau chief in Warsaw, Berlin and then Moscow. He reported on the 1999 war in Kosovo and its aftermath. Following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Finn covered terrorism for the Post, traveling extensively in the Middle East, North Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Pakistan. He was also part of the Post team that covered the invasion of Iraq, and the American occupation. His last overseas assignment was the Russia-Georgia war, and Finn returned to Washington in 2008.

Latest by Peter Finn

Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland’s last communist leader, dies

Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland’s last communist leader, dies

The general who imposed martial law in 1981 to crush the Solidarity trade union died in Warsaw at age 90.

Shooter kills at least six people in rampage near UC Santa Barbara

Shooter kills at least six people in rampage near UC Santa Barbara

A shooter drove through a beachfront community Friday night and opened fire, killing six people and injuring several more.

Cautious, smaller-than-life American agent for the Soviets

Cautious, smaller-than-life American agent for the Soviets

A Very Principled Boy The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior By Mark A. Bradley

How the CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ against Soviet Union

How the CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ against Soviet Union

The spy agency labored long and hard to bring the novel’s humanistic message to the Russian people.