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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.


Young Muslims' secular movement denounces ISIS, seeks change

The street protests that have hit Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt in recent weeks have a common theme: popular rage at the corruption of public officials.

Trump’s Mideast results a boon to Russia

America (for several decades) has used sanctions when it wants to be seen as taking action, as opposed to actually doing so. That’s not a mistake Russia makes. It intervenes with low visibility but punishing impact.

For GIs, Trump betraying the Kurds is sickening

At a gathering last Saturday night of military and intelligence veterans, one topic shrouded the room: President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria who had fought and died to help America destroy Islamic State.


OPINION

Door now open for ISIS resurgence in Syria

The cascade of bad events could get worse if action isn’t taken quickly.


OPINION

Trump settled scores through Ukraine

When Trump saw an opportunity to turn the tables and use Ukraine against former Vice President Joe Biden, his leading rival in 2020, he grabbed it.


OPINION

How can Congress compel the Trump administration to provide testimony and documents?

Such a confrontation between the legislative and executive branches probably can only be resolved by the third leg of our government, the judiciary.


Analysis

Gen. Dunford, steady force at the Pentagon, gives way to Gen. Milley as new Joint Chiefs chairman

Since October 2015, when he was sworn in as the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford provided unfiltered and often unheralded military advice and options to former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump, a trio of defense secretaries and two acting Pentagon chiefs.

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