David Ignatius

David Ignatius

David R. Ignatius, is an American journalist and novelist. He is an associate editor and columnist for The Washington Post. He also co-hosts PostGlobal, an online discussion of international issues at Washingtonpost.com

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US Should Open Channel of Communication With Russia

In his chilling account of the Romanov dynasty, the British histor­ian Simon Sebag Montefiore quoted

Let’s Leave it to the Lawyers

Has there ever been a covert action that backfired as disastrously as Russia’s attempt to meddle in

Might Xi Jinping's Star Be Burning Too Bright?

WASHINGTON -- President Xi Jinping's command at this month's Communist Party gathering was so comple

Russia is Pushing to Control Cyberspace

Russia’s cyber-meddling in the 2016 US presidential election has been accompanied by what US and Eur

The Rubble in Raqqa Reminds us of the US Military Might.

Looking at photographs of the ruined, desolate streets of what was once ISIS’s capital of Raqqa is a

The Kurdistan Quagmire Proves Newton’s Third Law

In this week’s crisis over Kirkuk, Iraqi Kurds are experiencing a painful version of Newton’s Third

The New Strategy and Attempts to Contain Iran

Donald Trump is notorious in the business world for stiffing other companies when it’s time to pay t

The Nuclear Issue Isn’t the Real Iranian Challenge

Various cultures have different phrases for expressing the idea of having it both ways at once.

Trump Stands at the Edge of a Cliff with Kim Jong Un. Time to Start Dealing.

Top US officials have said repeatedly that America is seeking a diplomatic solution to the nuclear c

In Dealing with North Korea, Trump Needs Allies

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has defiance in his blood.

CIA and the ‘Anti-Assad’ Program

What did the CIA’s covert assistance program for Syrian rebels accomplish?

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