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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.


Saudi crown prince is doing damage control

As Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman detonates his bombs, he must avoid blowing himself up.

Saudis commit the original sin of modern Mideast politics

Another failed state in the Middle East is not in America’s interests.

Putin, exposed, may become more dangerous

As the world focuses on Russian mischief, will the Kremlin move the dial up or down?


Raqqa rubble a reminder of US military might

Washington Post Writers Group


OPINION

Trump must restrain anger to deal with Kim

Experienced Korea watchers believe that Trump’s threats have deepened Kim’s resistance to concessions, and that the North Korean leader is unlikely to back down in the faceoff with Washington.


The rise of Saudi Arabia's young prince casts a shadow over the Middle East

In the early hours of Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's King Salman elevated his 31-year-old son to be the kingdom's crown prince, replacing the king's 57-year-old nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef. The formal ascension of Mohammed bin Salman establishes the young royal as the most important political figure in the country, given the widespread suggestions that his father is ailing and infirm.


NSA links cyberattack to Pyongyang

The assessment, which was issued internally last week and has not been made public, is based on an analysis of tactics, techniques and targets that point with "moderate confidence" to North Korea's spy agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau.


Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting in apparent effort to establish Trump-Putin back channel

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.


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