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David Ignatius

David Ignatius has covered almost every Washington beat from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol Hill. His reporting and commentary, syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, draw on his network of resources to uncover and break news. He also has published eight novels.


Pompeo tries to be the disruptor’s diplomat

Being chief diplomat for the most undiplomatic president in modern history can’t be easy.

As China masters artificial intelligence, US is still building aircraft carriers

The Chinese are happy for the U.S. to keep building carriers and bombers, so long as they deploy the more advanced technologies that can disable those systems.

S. Korea crucial to any US-N. Korea progress

The path from Pyongyang to Washington may lead through Seoul.


OPINION

Military veterans in Congress know how to put country first

Veterans in Congress seem less afraid than some colleagues to challenge their parties’ leadership, and more willing to work across the aisle — qualities that are badly needed these days.


OPINION

Putin’s spy service is modern, multiplatform

The new freewheeling, anything-goes style is evident in Russia’s 2016 assault on the U.S. political system.


OPINION

Our intel community will ‘get on with it’

How are current intelligence chiefs handling this unprecedented situation? They are operating carefully but correctly, trying to balance their obligations to the president with the oaths they have sworn to protect and defend the Constitution.


OPINION

A stunning answer to ‘who do you believe?’

President Donald Trump was doing pretty well in Helsinki, really, laying out a modest but achievable agenda for improving U.S.-Russia relations. And then came the final question about whether Trump believed his own intelligence chiefs or Russian President Vladimir Putin.


OPINION

The price for better relations with Russia

The danger is that the summit will implicitly condone Putin’s brutal tactics in Ukraine, Syria, the European Union, and America — and foster further discord in the NATO alliance, a Russian goal for 70 years.


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