Abigail Hauslohner

Washington, D.C.

National security reporter

Education: University of Michigan, BA in anthropology and Arabic studies; Columbia University, MA in journalism

Abigail Hauslohner is a national security reporter at The Washington Post. In her decade at the newspaper, she has been a roving national correspondent, writing on topics ranging from immigration to political extremism and the pandemic; covered the Middle East as the Post's Cairo bureau chief; and briefly reported on the D.C. Mayor's office. She joined the Post in 2012, after covering the Iraq war and the Arab Spring for TIME Magazine. She has reported from more than a dozen countries.
Latest from Abigail Hauslohner

U.S. officials hope public pressure will bring Russian release of prisoners

Speculation intensified about a possible prisoner swap involving Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout after Secretary of State Antony Blinken described a “substantial proposal.”

July 28, 2022

U.S. offers deal to Russia to free Brittney Griner as she testifies in Moscow

The Phoenix Mercury star faced the most crucial moment yet in her Moscow trial on drug charges Wednesday, giving evidence to a judge in a bid for leniency.

July 27, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Odessa strike ‘undermines’ grain deal, U.S. says; 2 Americans die in Donbas region

Russian missiles have hit the port in Odesa, Ukraine says, just a day after the two countries signed a deal to allow grain exports that had raised hopes of easing the global food shortage.

July 23, 2022

Thousands of Afghan families remain severed after messy U.S. exit

They were torn apart during the frantic race to escape Afghanistan’s collapse, and the Biden administration has no clear path to reunite them.

June 10, 2022

Senators press Biden administration to improve treatment of Afghans

Senators call on the Biden administration to improve treatment of Afghans who have sought to flee their country since the U.S. withdrawal

May 26, 2022

Kremlin is targeting Ukraine resupply infrastructure, officials say

The Kremlin is carrying out strikes on infrastructure that is critical to Ukraine’s efforts to resupply its forces in their defense against Russia’s invasion, Ukrainian officials and the Pentagon said.

May 4, 2022

Biden welcomes Ukrainian refugees, neglects Afghans, critics say

Many human rights advocates hail the administration’s response to the exodus triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while others feel deeply frustrated that those left behind in Afghanistan have not received equal attention.

April 28, 2022

Blinken and Austin to visit war-battered Ukraine, Zelensky says

The trip would be the first for high-level Biden officials since the invasion and comes as Russia ramps up bombardment in Ukraine’s south and east.

April 23, 2022

Pentagon will bolster weapons training for Ukrainians as aid expands

President Biden on Wednesday authorized an additional $800 million in security assistance for Ukraine, arms transfers that will come with U.S.-provided training for small groups of Ukrainian troops.

April 13, 2022