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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.


How the US can ‘get to yes’ with Turkey on Syria

Certainly, American and Turkish interests should converge; but if so, why does Turkey imprison American citizens, accuse Washington of fomenting a coup, and violate U.S. sanctions against Iran?

The US and its allies nearly destroyed Raqqa to rescue it

People here try to express the horror of those days, but what’s most telling is the distant, hollow look in their eyes.

Follow up GIs’ efforts in Syria with diplomacy

Nothing in the Middle East is ever precisely what it appears. Each victory opens the door to a new problem, but no obstacle is quite as insurmountable as the bellicose rhetoric suggests.


OPINION

Trump must not take Jordan for granted

What worries Amman is that Trump’s disruptive diplomacy will cause internal political problems for Jordan, with its large Palestinian population.


OPINION

Lessons in Israel’s ‘bloody-nose’ strikes

Trump rightly wants to deter North Korea, but he should be wary about betting on a short, quick attack.


OPINION

As the ISIS battle ends, old feuds resume

What’s happening now in Syria is that history is resuming after the bloody distraction of ISIS.


OPINION

Preparing our Mideast partners to fight their own battles

America has been so frustrated with combat in the Middle East that people have barely noticed the victory against ISIS, and the partnering tactics that made it possible.


OPINION

N. Korean nuclear crisis will resume after Olympics

At least through late February, we’re likely to experience a thaw on the Korean Peninsula, and it’s interesting to explore what it means.


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