Anthony Faiola


Foreign affairs columnist deciphering diplomacy and global events.

Education: Florida International University, BA in communications

Anthony Faiola is a columnist on The Post’s foreign desk, where he is interim anchor of the Today's WorldView newsletter and column. He has stepped away from his role as South America/Caribbean bureau chief through April 2022. Faiola joined The Post in 1994 and has reported for the paper from more than 60 countries on six continents and served as bureau chief in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, New York, London and Berlin. From Washington, he has also covered global economics and the U.S. financial crisis. Faiola graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in 1990 and began his journalism career
Latest from Anthony Faiola

How far would the United States go to back Ukraine?

Talk is growing of a combined response in the event of an invasion that could mix economic pain with a higher cost for Russian President Vladimir Putin on the battlefield in the form of a U.S.-backed, pro-western Ukrainian insurgency.

January 21, 2022

How to help Afghans without aiding the Taliban

Without a solution that restores the flow of money into and throughout the country, the number of Afghans at risk of hunger is doomed to soar, aid groups say.

January 19, 2022

Lithuania is learning the cost of standing up to China. Without E.U. backing, it may be forced to sit back down.

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis in a Q&A responds to signs that Chinese pressure is working.

January 14, 2022

As pandemic rages on, the global economy is its latest victim

Where revisions are being made to global economic prospects, they’re tending to be more pessimistic, dampening the broad economic optimism witnessed a few months ago.

January 12, 2022

In much of the West, the walls are closing in on anti-vaxxers

The growing frustration of the vaccinated majority in the West against its unvaccinated minority is reaching a crescendo in some countries.

January 10, 2022

What Putin wants in Ukraine

The possibilities are myriad and — especially for the hopes of an independent, thriving and democratic Ukraine — range from bad to worse.

January 7, 2022

A year after the Capitol insurrection, the world still sees something broken in America’s democracy

As the world watches a riven, fact-relative nation still at war with itself, U.S. allies are delivering their own verdict: That an erratic United States can no longer be seen as the model democracy or reliable partner that some once thought it to be.

January 5, 2022

Chile’s millennial president-elect is a sign of a very different ‘pink tide’

The new crop of leftists scoring wins across the region diverges from the socialist leaders of the 2000s.

December 22, 2021

Germany faces pressure to risk its energy future to get back at Putin. That’s a tough choice.

Less than two weeks into the new German chancellor’s tenure, the fate of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is an early test of German leadership in a post-Angela Merkel world.

December 20, 2021

In Turkey, critics say the sultan has no clothes. Erdogan’s advisers won’t tell him.

Analysts are beginning to question whether Erdogan’s financial follies may cost him his job.

December 17, 2021