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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.


Mattis carefully walks the Trump tightrope

No sensible person would want him to leave the job, but that’s partly because people believe he will speak out if the military is being misused for political purposes.

In Pittsburgh, ‘Hate has no home here’

I used to live a few miles from here, when I started my career as a journalist, and Pittsburgh is one of those places that never entirely leaves you, even when you go away.

Saudi royal family circles the wagons tight amid Khashoggi crisis

Saudis are more supportive of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman because he’s under attack, says a pillar of the Saudi establishment.


OPINION

A brooding crown prince searches for a scapegoat

Putting a lid on a murder investigation won’t be easy, even for a brashly confident prince.


OPINION

Western spy agencies strike back at Putin’s GRU

For U.S. intelligence officials, revenge is a dish best eaten cold.


OPINION

Trump’s bullying tactics with Iran could backfire

It’s hard to imagine Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei succumbing to Trump’s punch-them/hug-them strategy and doing a deal.


OPINION

America is living under a volcano

America watched three searing versions of reality television this week. They all demonstrated that under the glare of the lights and the stress of questioning, character reveals itself.


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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