Liz Sly



Education: Cambridge University, BA and MA in history

Liz Sly is a correspondent-at-large covering global affairs. She joined The Post in 2010 as Baghdad bureau chief, then in 2011 moved to Beirut to focus on Syria and the region. Before that, she covered Iraq for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has spent nearly three decades as a foreign correspondent, based in the Middle East, Africa, China, South Asia and Europe. She began her career with Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper in Beirut in the 1980s.
Latest from Liz Sly

Russia will soon exhaust its combat capabilities, Western assessments predict

Small shifts in territorial control matter less than the overall balance of forces, which analysts say could shift back in favor of Ukraine in the coming months.

June 25, 2022

Estonian leader urges faster help for Ukraine amid signs of war fatigue

Concerns are growing that inflation will erode support for the Ukraine war among Western allies and entrench Russian gains.

June 16, 2022

Ukraine is running out of ammunition as prospects dim on the battlefield

Hopes that Ukraine will eventually be able to reverse Russian gains are fading in face of superior firepower.

June 10, 2022

Pro-war Russians are increasingly critical of the Ukraine conflict

Pro-war Russians have greater leeway to speak out than those who oppose the war, but some of the criticisms of the military effort are brutal.

May 19, 2022

Russia is furious that Finland is joining NATO but can’t do much about it

Russia withdrew troops from the border with Finland to send them to Ukraine, leaving Moscow with a significantly reduced capacity to threaten Finland militarily.

May 14, 2022

On a Victory Day without victory, Putin faces choice over all-out war

A general mobilization of soldiers could give Russia new momentum, but the risks would be enormous.

May 7, 2022

Zelensky spells out his vision of victory amid caution ahead of Russian holiday

The Russian holiday might come with increased missile strikes, local leaders warned. Meantime, the ‘next stage’ of the Mariupol is evacuation underway and Hungary is resisting the E.U.'s oil ban.

May 6, 2022

Ukraine lays out peace-talk demands as the West braces for escalation

As Victory Day approaches, Ukraine and its allies are bracing for a new onslaught, and President Volodymyr Zelensky has outlined guarantees his country is seeking after more than 10 weeks of war.

May 6, 2022

A race against time in Ukraine as Russia advances, West sends weapons

Russia has adapted its tactics and Ukrainian forces are feeling the toll of two months of fighting, compounding the urgency of new U.S. and European weapons supplies arriving soon.

May 5, 2022

Mystery fires at sensitive facilities compound Russia’s war challenge

The blazes in the past week have raised suspicions.

April 27, 2022