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.

Maritime security is America's immediate challenge in Persian Gulf

If this were a boxing match, you’d say that the United States is trying to let Iran punch itself out.

Like it or not, Democrats, Trump is on a roll

The Democrats haven’t figured out a way to stop his forward momentum, even when they believe it’s taking the country over a cliff.

Dems must offer more than a return to Iran deal

The Democrats’ stance is important because the U.S.-Iran standoff has now entered a dangerous phase of escalation and brinkmanship bargaining.


DOD shake-up comes at risky time on Iran

The nominal reason was a nearly decade-old domestic abuse case involving Shanahan’s son and ex-wife, but the larger issue was Trump’s waffling support of the acting secretary.

Ex-top White House official revises statement to special counsel about Flynn, Russian ambassador

K.T. McFarland, who briefly served as former national security adviser Michael Flynn's deputy, now has said that he might have been referring to sanctions when they spoke in late December 2016 after Flynn’s calls with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.

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