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; she covered the Middle East as the Post's Cairo bureau chief; and she 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

A desperate road trip to remind America about its Afghan allies

These veterans want the United States to keep its wartime promises.

December 13, 2022

The Afghans stranded at a luxury resort

For 780 Afghan evacuees stuck at a beachside resort in Albania, the future is unclear. They might never make it to the U.S. All because they took the wrong plane out of Afghanistan.

September 16, 2022

The wrong plane out of Afghanistan

For Afghans, an evacuation last year was not necessarily a path to refuge in the United States, as many expected. And it may never be for thousands of evacuees who landed in other countries.

August 31, 2022

From a world away, a U.S. volunteer guides Afghan allies left behind

A woman in Upstate New York struggles to help the Afghan allies her country left behind when the United States ended its war in Afghanistan.

August 18, 2022

A year after U.S. drone strike killed Afghan civilians, relatives on path to resettlement

The federal government has moved nearly four dozen family members out of Afghanistan.

August 15, 2022

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