Max Bearak


Foreign correspondent based in Kyiv

Education: Carleton College, BA in international relations

Max Bearak is a foreign correspondent based in Kyiv. Previously, he was Nairobi bureau chief. Before that, he reported from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia and Washington, D.C., for The Post, following stints in Delhi and Mumbai reporting for the New York Times and others.
Latest from Max Bearak

Ukraine’s LGBTQ rights movement contends with war’s mixed impact

Long marginalized and attacked, LGBT activists see cause for optimism in a country united against Russian invasion.

June 10, 2022

In Chernobyl’s delicate nuclear labs, Russians looted safety systems

During their month-long occupation, Russian soldiers and scientists stole everything from critical monitoring equipment to fire extinguishers.

June 2, 2022

Ukraine suffers on battlefield while pleading for U.S. arms

Gloominiess descends on Ukraine as war tide turns.

May 29, 2022

Along Ukraine’s northern border with Russia, fears of a new invasion

Having beaten back Russian troops, the border guards of Ukraine’s Chernihiv region are watching warily as their adversaries again amass troops and equipment.

May 24, 2022

Ukrainians don traditional dress under shadow of Russian invasion

The war is fueling new interest in the unique patterns and histories that are literally a part of the country's fabric.

May 19, 2022

In brutalized Bucha, a psychologist helps heal hidden wounds

The psychologically scarred want to know: Why did Russia do this to me?

May 19, 2022

On Victory Day, Putin defends war on Ukraine as fight against ‘Nazis’

In his Victory Day speech, President Vladimir Putin falsely called Ukrainians “Nazis” and insisted without evidence that Kyiv was planning to build nuclear weapons.

May 9, 2022

On an unexpectedly subdued Victory Day, Ukrainians see cause for hope

Instead of a renewed assault, many Ukrainians experienced the quietest day of the war in weeks, fueling a sense of optimism over the war's outcome.

May 9, 2022

Ukraine is rebuilding cities as fast as Russia destroyed them

The effort is imbued with a sense of optimism that Ukraine will outlast Russia’s assault.

May 8, 2022