David Ignatius, Washington Post

David Ignatius

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Recent articles by David:

People died while Trump played games with Ukraine’s military aid

Sadly, the president’s fecklessness in the proxy war with Russia is emblematic of his larger foreign policy. → Read More

The U.S.-China trade war is cooling off. But the tech war is heating up.

The stakes are high as artificial intelligence enters the picture. → Read More

Where is Mike Pompeo? He’s hiding in fear of Donald Trump.

The secretary of state joins a long list of those damaged by their fealty to this president. → Read More

Hezbollah had been nearly untouchable in Lebanon. But the people are fighting back.

Forming a new, nonpolitical government is the next step. → Read More

In Ukraine, the quid pro quo may have started long before the phone call

More information is coming to light about Trump’s attempt to play politics in Ukraine. → Read More

Baghdadi’s death is accompanied by demands for change in the Arab world

His brutal radicalism seems to have crested. → Read More

Russia has earned its success in the Middle East — partly thanks to Trump

His performance in Syria and the greater Middle East shames the United States, especially the military. → Read More

Human rights activists remind us of the best in humanity

The remarkable finalists at the awards ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity makes one wonder how the judges made their decision. → Read More

The U.S. should double down on support for Lebanon

Beirut feels it’s the next to be discarded by the United States. → Read More

For U.S. soldiers, ‘it’s a dagger to the heart’ to abandon the Kurds

Veterans of the war call Trump’s retreat a “disgrace” to America and the soldiers who serve this country. → Read More

Trump has opened the door for an Islamic State resurgence in Syria

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

Trump is ignoring arms control. It’s a dangerous mistake.

If ever there were a moment for dialogue about how to avoid miscalculation with doomsday weapons, it’s now. → Read More

As Trump abandons Syrian Kurds, a top commander pleads for U.S. support

“If ethnic cleansing happens in our area, or they kill Kurds and bring Arabs in, this will be the U.S.’s responsibility,” says the Kurdish commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces. → Read More

For Trump, Ukraine is a story of personal resentment and political opportunism

Newly released text messages clear up more facts of the power play. → Read More

David Ignatius | How can Congress compel Trump administration to provide testimony, documents?

After Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s angry refusal Tuesday to allow State Department officials to testify before a House of Representatives committee about Ukraine, congressional Democrats face a… → Read More

What happened on the way to Khashoggi’s horrifying final seconds?

This is a murder story that hasn’t died for a simple reason. → Read More

This isn’t just another spat. Trump compromised our security for his gain.

Trump witholding Ukraine’s military aid is especially troubling. → Read More

The escalating crisis with Iran is Trump’s self-inflicted wound

Against a cocky Iran, the Trump administration continues its relatively soft line. → Read More

David Ignatius | What will come of Hong Kong’s protests?

HONG KONG — As tens of thousands of protesters marched down Hennessy Road toward government headquarters Sunday afternoon, chanting pro-democracy slogans and waving American flags, it was an … → Read More

David Ignatius | Dunford was a steady hand during Trump-era turmoil

WASHINGTON — Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who will retire this month, is that rare senior official in Donald Trump’s Washington whose career and reputa… → Read More