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

Russia-Ukraine war: Biden and Zelensky agree: Ukraine will join NATO only after war ends

G-7 countries issued a joint declaration of “unwavering” support for Ukraine on day two of a summit for NATO leaders in Vilnius, Lithuania.

July 12, 2023

Inside a critical moment for NATO

Today on “Post Reports,” we head to Lithuania, host of a pivotal NATO summit this week. Plenty is at stake, including the possible expansion of NATO and the biggest question of all: how to support Ukraine while keeping it outside of the alliance.

July 12, 2023

At NATO summit, Biden’s caution clashed with calls to draw Ukraine closer

Tensions at the Vilnius NATO summit exposed the challenges President Biden faces as allies push plans for Ukraine that some fear risk escalation with Russia.

July 12, 2023

Biden, G-7 leaders announce major security pledge to Ukraine

NATO promises Ukraine support that is short of what Zelensky wanted, but is aimed at preventing future attacks on his country

July 12, 2023

NATO says it will invite Ukraine to join when ‘conditions are met’; Zelensky calls lack of timeline ‘absurd’

The summit is a show of Western unity against Russia — but there are divisions over Kyiv’s candidacy and the U.S. decision to supply it with cluster munitions.

July 11, 2023

Zelensky slams NATO for omitting a timeline for Ukraine to join

NATO says Ukraine can join, but does not provide a timeline. Zelensky calls that "unprecedented and absurd."

July 11, 2023

    Ukraine’s quest to join NATO

    NATO members discussed Ukrainian membership at a summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 11. The Post's Emily Rauhala explains Ukraine's many obstacles.

    July 11, 2023

    Turkey drops opposition to Sweden’s NATO bid on eve of summit

    If Turkey and Hungary indeed ratify Swedish accession, it will cement a major shift in European security in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    July 10, 2023

    Outliers Turkey, Hungary threaten NATO unity in standoff with Russia

    As the alliance prepares to gather in Lithuania for a critical summit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are holding up Sweden’s accession.

    July 9, 2023

    Biden heads to NATO summit facing fresh divisions over Ukraine

    As Ukraine and Sweden push for NATO membership, Biden and U.S. allies struggle over how to respond

    July 8, 2023