Rick Noack


Paris correspondent covering France

Education: Sciences Po Paris, BA; Johns Hopkins University, Aitchison Public Service Fellowship in Government; King's College London, MA in terrorism, security and society

Rick Noack is a Paris-based correspondent covering France for The Washington Post. Previously, he was a foreign affairs reporter for The Post based in Berlin, where he covered international news. He also worked for The Post from Washington as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow and from Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Originally from Germany, he studied at Sciences Po Paris, Johns Hopkins University and King's College London.
Latest from Rick Noack

France’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ disrupts traffic on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, confronts police

French protesters opposed to pandemic restrictions temporarily blocked parts of the Champs-Élysées on Saturday, disrupting traffic on the capital’s most recognizable street.

February 12, 2022

Can European shuttle diplomacy avert war in Ukraine?

Macron, Johnson and Scholz share the same overarching goal: to stop a looming ground war against Russia on the European continent.

February 12, 2022

‘I didn’t kill anyone,’ says main suspect in November 2015 Paris attacks trial

Salah Abdeslam’s testimony marks a key moment in France’s biggest criminal trial in contemporary history.

February 9, 2022

Russia sends warships toward Black Sea as Europe ramps up Ukraine crisis diplomacy

U.S. and European officials said they were eyeing the next 12 days with increasing concern, fearing that Russian military exercises scheduled to start Thursday could provide cover for a sudden strike against Ukraine.

February 8, 2022

Biden vows to stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine

Welcoming German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to the White House for their first meeting, President Biden said the U.S. and Germany are "working in lockstep to further deter Russian aggression in Europe."

February 7, 2022

What ‘live with the virus’ means may depend on where you live

While people are eager for a return to normal, there’s intense debate about what that should look like.

February 3, 2022

Ukraine’s president criticizes West’s handling of Russia crisis

As his country takes in billions of dollars of economic and military assistance from West, President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed frustration Friday with the public assessments made by the United States and other allies who believe an incursion is all but assured.

January 28, 2022

U.S., NATO send written responses to Russia on its demands over Ukraine crisis

President Biden is moving to bolster support for European allies, some of which rely on Moscow for their energy needs, as fears of a renewed Russian invasion loom.

January 26, 2022

Explorers discover ‘unrivaled’ reef of rose-shaped corals that could hold lessons for warming oceans

The unusually deep coral reef has escaped the climate change damage that has hit shallower reefs worldwide.

January 20, 2022

Far-right French presidential candidate Éric Zemmour found guilty of inciting racial hatred

The verdict adds another obstacle to a presidential bid that has lost momentum in recent weeks but may leave a lasting mark on French politics.

January 17, 2022