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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Washington, Pyongyang and Confidence-Building

Koreans have a saying that helps explain the recent upbeat exchanges among Washington, Seoul and Pyo

This Is Not Your Grandfather’s KGB 

Looking at Russia’s competing spy services, their overlapping operations against the United States a

The Intelligence Community Has Never Faced a Problem Quite Like This

The American intelligence community has never faced a problem quite like President Trump — a command

Is the US Being Taken Advantage of?

Watching President Trump’s diplomatic maneuvers — in Singapore last month and during the run-up to h

Would the US Create a New Military Service?

President Trump has hurled so many thunderbolts recently that people may have missed the one that co

Is Trump Handing Putin a Victory in Syria?

The catastrophic war in Syria is nearing what could be a diplomatic endgame, as the United States, R

Kim Jong Un Pulls Off a Magic Trick

Credit President Trump for seizing the diplomatic moment at the Singapore summit.

Protectionism is Probably Self-Defeating

President Donald Trump’s decision last week to levy duties on steel and aluminum imports from Europe

Could Trump’s Zig-Zag Course to a North Korea Summit Actually Work?

Are you on the road or in the ditch?” That’s the question labor reporters used to ask about big cont

What’s Next with Iran?

So what’s next with Iran?

Armenia Escapes its Post-Soviet Malaise

Armenia appears at last to be breaking with its post-Soviet malaise and embracing democratic change,

Have Trump and Macron Learned to Use Each Other?

At times during President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the United States last week, he may have seemed

US Mission in Syria: Low Cost and High Success

One face of the war in Syria that Americans don’t often see is the US Army trauma surgeon, standing

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

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