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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.


US, Iran content to play chicken – for now

Washington and Tehran both view the confrontation through rosy lenses, tinged by ideology.

Not a time to leave Pentagon in limbo

The White House’s reluctance to designate a permanent successor to Mattis is threatening to become a Trump “moment,” adding to speculation about uncertain presidential decision-making at a time when he has big national security problems accumulating in a wobbly stack.

Biden is the best candidate to beat Trump

If the nominating process produces a candidate who appeals to the party’s base but can’t defeat the incumbent, it will have failed.


OPINION

US must break out of its ‘terrorism fatigue’

Nations, like individual human beings, often seem condemned to make the same mistakes over and over. That’s certainly true with countering terrorism.


OPINION

How Xi overplayed his hand with America

Now is the right time to confront China’s bad behavior, before Beijing gets any stronger, and Trump has the political wind at his back.


OPINION

Trump’s Iran sanctions could backfire

The biggest danger of the escalating Iran campaign is that it risks unraveling the hard-won U.S. success in Iraq over the past five years.


OPINION

Moscow shouldn’t misjudge the Mueller moment

If Russia wants lasting improvement in its relations with America, it should stop its Trumpian gloating about the Mueller report and start rebuilding the basics of trust.


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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