Gene Thorp

Washington, D.C.

Gene Thorp was a graphics editor at The Washington Post. He left The Post in November 2015.
Latest from Gene Thorp

How the growing web of conflict in Syria became a global problem

What started out as simple protests in Syria has expanded to civil war and now an international crisis.

November 4, 2015

The push and pull of China’s orbit

The push and pull of China’s orbit A rush to invest in Cambodia’s infrastructure is part of a larger quest to expand regional influence In Phluk, Cambodia The thump of jackhammers and the whine of drills pierce the air, workmen in orange safety hats beaver away, and a massive concrete wall rises slowly above the […]

September 5, 2015

How Ukraine became Ukraine, in 7 maps

An illustrated guide to more than 1,300 years of the country's complex history.

March 9, 2015

Russia unnerves its neighbors

Provocative Russian behavior this year has set off alarm bells across Europe, especially for countries like Finland that are not part of the NATO alliance.

November 23, 2014

100 years of change in Europe

Empires have toppled. New countries have formed. World War I set off a century of change in Europe’s borders.

August 2, 2014

Russia said it moved its troops away from Ukraine. Satellite images seem to say otherwise.

United States Mission to NATO tweets new images that appear to show more troops, not less.

May 9, 2014

This map shows how Russia’s military relies on Ukraine

An important relationship for both.

May 9, 2014