David E. Sanger, The New York Times

David E. Sanger

The New York Times

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Same Goal, Different Playbook: Why Russia Would Support Trump and Sanders

Vladimir Putin seeks anything that would further take the sheen off U.S. democracy. After that, he is eager for a counterpart who is unlikely to challenge his territorial and nuclear ambitions. → Read More

U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia

Britain and Australia joined the State Department’s effort to deter Moscow from interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. → Read More

Huawei Is Winning the Argument in Europe, as the U.S. Fumbles to Develop Alternatives

Germany seems poised to follow Britain in letting the Chinese maker build next-generation networks, despite last appeals from the United States. → Read More

‘The West is Winning,’ Pompeo Said. The West Wasn’t Buying It.

At a Munich security conference, the president of France urged Europe to create its own policy toward Russia. → Read More

Trump Budget Calls for New Nuclear Warheads and 2 Types of Missiles

The president’s spending proposal requests money for a new arms race with Russia and China, and restores nuclear weapons as central to military policy. → Read More

The 2020 Democrats on Foreign Policy

The New York Times sent a survey to the presidential candidates about matters of war and peace, diplomacy and national security. → Read More

A Deal That Has Two Elections, Rather Than Mideast Peace, as Its Focus

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan unveiled by President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounds more like a road map for their own futures than for the Middle East. → Read More

Democrats Agree Trump Is Racing to War With Iran, but Are Vague on Alternative Strategy

The candidates were short on specifics at Tuesday’s debate when pressed on how they would accomplish their key foreign policy goals. → Read More

N.S.A. Takes Step Toward Protecting World’s Computers, Not Just Hacking Them

The intelligence agency alerted Microsoft to a vulnerability in Windows. Typically, it would keep quiet and exploit the flaw. → Read More

Trump’s Iran Strategy: A Cease-Fire Wrapped in a Strategic Muddle

Mr. Trump has yet to resolve the two conflicting instincts on national security that emerge from his speeches and his Twitter feed: bellicosity and disengagement. → Read More

Iran Challenges Trump, Announcing End of Nuclear Restrictions

President Trump thought the nuclear deal was flawed because restrictions on Iran would end after 15 years. Now, responding to a U.S. strike, Iran has declared the limits over after less than five. → Read More

Russia Deploys Hypersonic Weapon, Potentially Renewing Arms Race

The new Russian weapon system flies at superfast speeds and can evade traditional missile defense systems. The United States is trying to catch up. → Read More

For Trump, Instinct After Florida Killings Is Simple: Protect Saudis

Before issuing his own condolences, the president channeled the Saudi king’s, and avoided any discussion of the hard questions about why the U.S. is training Saudi officers. → Read More

Pompeo Emerges as a Major Trump Enabler in Ukraine Affair

A top envoy’s testimony places Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the center of the nation’s biggest foreign policy controversy in nearly two decades. → Read More

How Not to Plot Secret Foreign Policy: On a Cellphone and WhatsApp

American officials expressed wonderment that Rudolph W. Giuliani was running his “irregular channel” of diplomacy over open cell lines and communications apps penetrated by the Russians. → Read More

How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Revolt, Then a Rallying Cry

Shock, anger and sadness are giving way to pride among career diplomats that they are defending American ideals and holding the Trump administration accountable. → Read More

Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon

Amazon was considered a front-runner for the cloud computing project before President Trump began criticizing the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos. → Read More

In ‘Cave-in,’ Trump Cease-Fire Cements Turkey’s Gains in Syria

The agreement, announced by Vice President Mike Pence, may stop the killing in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. But the cost to American influence is expected to be high. → Read More

Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.

All the warnings were there. But President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move that has emboldened Russia, Iran and the Islamic State. → Read More

Iranian Hackers Targeted Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says

Journalists and other government officials were also targeted, the company said Friday in a security report. It did not name the campaign. → Read More