Erin Cunningham

Foreign Evening Editor

Education: American University of Paris, BA in international and comparative politics

Erin Cunningham is an editor on the Foreign desk, overseeing The Washington Post’s international news coverage during the evening hours in Washington. She joined The Post in 2014 as a foreign correspondent in Cairo and has reported on conflict and political turmoil across the Middle East and Afghanistan, including extensive time in conflict zones such as Gaza, Libya and Iraq. Cunningham moved to Istanbul in 2016, covering Turkey, Syria, and other regional hotspots with a primary focus on Iran.
Latest from Erin Cunningham

    Iran nuclear talks have resumed in Vienna. Here’s what to know about the status of the negotiations.

    Iran and world powers are again negotiating the 2015 nuclear accord. But serious obstacles to reviving the deal remain.

    December 3, 2021

    West and Central Africa have world’s highest number of children recruited into conflict, U.N. says

    The growing number of children recruited into conflict is partly due to the region's multiple, ongoing crises.

    November 23, 2021

    Ethiopia’s prime minister, a Nobel peace laureate, says he will lead battle against rebels from front line

    The 45-year-old leader has called the conflict with Tigray rebels an “existential war.”

    November 22, 2021

    Bodies found hanging from overpass in Mexico as cartels battle for territory

    Zacatecas state has become a battleground, with rival narcotics groups shooting or beheading their enemies.

    November 19, 2021

    Taliban bar Afghans from using foreign currency as economy spirals

    The group said in a statement that it was requiring Afghans to use the local currency in all transactions and that any violators would be prosecuted.

    November 2, 2021

    Queen Elizabeth II advised to rest for two weeks, undertake ‘light duties’

    Earlier this month, the queen spent the night at a London hospital for what the palace said were “preliminary investigations" after she canceled a trip to Northern Ireland.

    October 29, 2021

    Queen Elizabeth II resting with ‘light duties’ after discharge from hospital, Buckingham Palace says

    Earlier this week, the 95-year-old monarch canceled a two-day visit to Northern Ireland after “reluctantly” accepting medical advice to rest for the next few days.

    October 22, 2021

    Brazilian Senate committee accuses Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity for covid negligence

    A lawmaker leading the probe accused the Brazilian president and other officials of making decisions that allowed the coronavirus to spread, resulting in unnecessary deaths.

    October 20, 2021

    Chilean lawmakers move to impeach president over revelations in Pandora Papers leaks

    Chile’s opposition has homed in on documents detailing the sale of a mining company owned in part by Piñera’s children.

    October 14, 2021

    Norway bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people appears to be ‘terrorist act,’ police say

    Police are still investigating the motive behind the Kongsberg rampage.

    October 14, 2021