Ruby Mellen

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer, Foreign desk

Education: Columbia University, BA in English and History, 2015

Ruby Mellen is an international affairs and visual enterprise reporter for The Washington Post's foreign desk. She works with photography, video, and graphics to write and bring together visually compelling stories happening around the world.
Latest from Ruby Mellen

Ukraine’s cultural counteroffensive: The rush to erase Russia’s imprint

In one of the most profound examples of how President Vladimir Putin’s invasion has backfired, Ukrainians are now trying to erase Russia from their landscape.

May 11, 2023

War destroyed his city. He stayed to paint over the destruction.

Kharkiv-based street artist Gamlet Zinkivskyi is using his paintings to support Ukraine's war effort and remake the landscape of his hometown.

May 11, 2023

Beyond King Charles: Your guide to the world’s 28 other monarchs

The coronation of King Charles shows how the British monarchy often attracts the most attention. But there are wealthier, more powerful monarchies around the world.

May 7, 2023

Belizeans question the role of the British monarchy ahead of coronation

The Central American nation is a British commonwealth realm with King Charles III as its monarch and head of state.

May 3, 2023

King Charles III: A visual biography ahead of his coronation

Prince Charles is now King Charles III. A look at his life in photos and videos offers hints about what sort of monarch he may be beyond his coronation.

April 28, 2023

The underbelly of electric vehicles

Mining and processing the minerals needed to meet the growing demand for EVs can be costly for workers, local communities and the environment.

April 27, 2023

    What is the Good Friday Agreement?

    Twenty-five years ago the Good Friday Agreement largely ended three decades of violence in Northern Ireland. What is its legacy in a post-Brexit world?

    April 8, 2023

    A timeline of recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians

    This week's escalation comes in what has been a year of near-daily violence and Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank.

    April 7, 2023

    Four maps explain how Finland could alter NATO’s security

    The move will transform Europe’s security landscape for years to come — and further strain relations with Russia.

    April 3, 2023

    Governments around the world have moved to ban or restrict TikTok amid security fears

    In the past months, numerous countries have moved to limit TikTok, fearing that it could be used to gain access to their citizens’ data or to spread propaganda.

    March 24, 2023