Joby Warrick

Washington, D.C.

National security reporter covering terrorism, rogue states, weapons proliferation

Education: Temple University, BA in journalism

Joby Warrick joined The Washington Post’s National staff in 1996. He has served with the Post's investigative and national security teams, and currently writes about the Middle East, terrorism and weapons proliferation. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including his 2021 book "Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World." His second book, “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” which was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. His first book, “The Triple Agent,” recounts the 2009 suicide attack by an al-Qaeda informant on a
Latest from Joby Warrick

Iran sends first shipment of drones to Russia for use in Ukraine

The delivery of the Mohajer-6 and Shahed-series drones to Moscow is a first installment of a planned transfer of hundreds of Iranian UAVs, U.S. officials said.

August 29, 2022

After a deadly 2009 attack, the CIA’s hunt for Zawahiri became personal

Nothing in official U.S. statements describe Zawahiri’s death as payback for the CIA losses in 2009 at Khost, Afghanistan. But for many at the agency that’s exactly how it felt.

August 4, 2022

Russia to launch spy satellite for Iran but use it first over Ukraine

The technology is expected to greatly enhance Tehran’s ability to spy on military targets across the Middle East.

August 4, 2022

Zawahiri’s legacy: Querulous bands of militants and a chance for rebirth

The end of the Zawahiri era finds the al-Qaeda movement in a state of disarray, experts say, but also offers the terrorist group a chance for some rebirth.

August 2, 2022

Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda leader, killed at 71

Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian-born physician, took over as leader of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden. He was killed in a U.S. strike.

August 1, 2022

ISIS planned chemical attacks in Europe, new details on weapons program reveal

Officials describe a crash effort to build an arsenal of chemical and biological weapons.

July 11, 2022

At least six dead in shooting at July Fourth parade outside Chicago

At least six die and more than two dozen are injured in mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Ill.

July 5, 2022

The drug trade now flourishing in Afghanistan: Meth

Long a hub for opium production, the country is fueling a new global drug crisis.

May 2, 2022

Fighting in Ukraine impedes investigation of poison-gas claims

U.S. officials and weapons experts say it can be difficult from afar to draw firm conclusions about a possible chemical weapons attack based on symptoms reported by victims, and even harder to obtain physical samples that are guaranteed to be free from tampering.

April 12, 2022