Emily Rauhala


Brussels bureau chief

Education: Columbia University, MS in journalism, 2007; University of Toronto, MA in international relations, 2006; Queen's University, BA in political science, 2005

Emily Rauhala is the Brussels bureau chief for The Washington Post, covering the European Union and NATO. Previously, she wrote about foreign policy from Washington and spent a decade as an editor and correspondent in Asia, including three yeas as a correspondent for The Post in Beijing. In 2017, she shared an Overseas Press Club award for a series about the Internet in China.
Latest from Emily Rauhala

NATO races to bridge divisions over Ukraine membership

Discussions have intensified in the weeks before NATO leaders gather to cement plans for strengthening the alliance's defenses against Russia.

May 14, 2023

Macron’s Taiwan comments anger allies, delight Beijing

The interview took place during a three-day visit to China that raised eyebrows for its surprisingly upbeat tone, considering that Beijing has yet to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine.

April 11, 2023

How progressive Denmark became the face of the anti-migration left

Danish authorities are threatening settled refugees with deportation and pushing for overseas processing centers. It may be a sign of what's to come in Europe.

April 6, 2023

France’s Macron says he can count on China’s Xi to reason with Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron's comments are some of the most positive from a Western leader, and stand in stark contrast to American political rhetoric.

April 6, 2023

How Putin pushed Finland to join NATO

Finland just joined NATO. Sweden is waiting in the wings. Will this beefed-up security alliance — a direct result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — be enough to keep President Vladimir Putin at bay?

April 5, 2023

Wall Street Journal reporter ‘wrongfully detained’ by Russia, Blinken says

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter in the Journal's Moscow bureau, was accused of gathering information about a Russian military enterprise, claims the newspaper has rejected.

April 5, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Finland joins NATO; U.S. pledges $2.6 billion arms package to Ukraine

Finland’s NATO membership extends the transatlantic military alliance’s reach to Europe's far north and doubles its land border with Russia.

April 4, 2023

Finland joins NATO, doubling alliance’s land border with Russia

It is a historic shift for a country that once insisted it was safer without NATO membership and a sign of how Russia's war has reshaped European security.

April 4, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russia detains suspect in St. Petersburg cafe blast; Finland to formalize NATO membership

Vladlen Tatarsky was killed in an explosion at a cafe in St. Petersburg, Russian officials said. On Tuesday, Finland will formally join NATO.

April 3, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: White House condemns Russia’s detention of U.S. journalist; Finland clears NATO hurdle

Russia's Federal Security Service said it detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and opened an “espionage” case against him.

March 30, 2023