Bryan Pietsch


Reporter on the International desk covering foreign affairs

Education: Arizona State University, BA in Journalism and BA in Business

Bryan Pietsch is a reporter covering foreign affairs on the International team, based in The Post's D.C. newsroom. He was previously based in Seoul, where he was the inaugural reporter in The Post's news hub there, covering breaking U.S. and international news. Before that, he reported for the New York Times in Colorado, Business Insider in New York and Reuters in Washington, D.C. Pietsch was born in South Korea and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Arizona State University.
Latest from Bryan Pietsch

How Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea threaten Israel’s economy

In just a few months, Yemen’s Houthis have taken an outsize bite out of global shipping — and have begun to threaten economically their stated target, Israel.

January 20, 2024

U.S. launches strikes against Houthis in Yemen; medicine, aid enter Gaza under deal

The rare diplomatic breakthrough, brokered by Qatar and France, is expected to provide medicine to at least 45 hostages.

January 17, 2024

Israel hits deep in Lebanon; U.S. strikes Yemen again as tensions rise across region

Tensions are mounting across the region, amid Israel’s strikes in Gaza and exchanges with Hezbollah, strikes on ships in the Red Sea by Yemen’s Houthis, a new round of U.S. strikes on Yemen and strikes by Iran in Iraq and Pakistan.

January 16, 2024

    Who are the Houthis, and why are they attacking ships in the Red Sea?

    Houthi militants have attacked ships in the Red Sea during the Israel-Gaza war. The United States hopes to deter them and prevent the war from escalating regionally.

    January 13, 2024

    U.S., British forces strike Houthi targets in Yemen; Houthi official warns of ‘dire consequences’

    U.S. military forces struck Houthi targets in Yemen Thursday in a bid to stem the militant group’s attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea.

    January 11, 2024

    Iran announces arrest of 11 over deadly suicide bombings in Kerman

    About 90 people were killed in Wednesday’s explosions at an event honoring a senior figure in Iran’s armed forces. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

    January 6, 2024

    Hezbollah chief vows ‘response and punishment’ after killing of senior Hamas leader in Lebanon

    “If the enemy thinks of waging a war on Lebanon,” Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah said, they “will regret it.”

    January 3, 2024

    Who is Hasan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah?

    Hasan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, is set to make a speech that could signal how the group may respond to the killing of a senior Hamas leader in Beirut.

    January 2, 2024

    Japan Airlines plane crash kills 5 coast guard crew, as 367 passengers escape

    The Japan Airlines passenger plane collided with a coast guard aircraft at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Tuesday, killing five coast guard crew members.

    January 2, 2024

    Senior Hamas leader killed in Beirut blast, group says; Maersk pauses Red Sea shipping

    A U.S. defense official said Israel was responsible for a strike targeting Saleh Arouri, a senior Hamas leader.

    January 2, 2024