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David Ignatius
David Ignatius
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David Ignatius
David Ignatius

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Would you trust Mitt or Barack in a crisis moment

Monday, 8 October 2012

Any presidential election is in part a referendum on the 3 a.m. question, namely: Who do you trust to answer the phone and make a wise decision if the ...

Would you trust Mitt or Barack in a crisis moment?

Monday, 8 October 2012

Any presidential election is in part a referendum on the 3 a.m. question, namely: Who do you trust to answer the phone and make a wise decision if the ...

No hint of an Iran breakthrough, but ...

Thursday, 23 August 2012

As Israel and Iran entered this summer of confrontation over Tehran’s nuclear program, the Iranians were also conducting talks with the United States ...

The U.S. can limit an Afghan explosion

Monday, 6 August 2012

Gaze into the murky crystal ball at Afghanistan’s future after the withdrawal of American combat troops: The country is fragmented; intense rivalries ...

The U.S. Senate offers a terrible idea to prevent leaks

Thursday, 2 August 2012


The first question to ask about the draconian anti-leaking legislation passed by the Senate intelligence committee last week is whether it applies ...

The U.S. must plan for the day after Assad

Thursday, 26 July 2012

U.S. policy toward Syria is caught between two conflicting imperatives: President Bashar Assad must go, and the killing must stop. Unfortunately, it’s ...

Central banks’ heroism can turn into a liability

Monday, 23 July 2012

Because of the breakdown of political decision-making in the United States and Europe during the Great Recession, the burden of response has fallen ...

The U.S.-Pakistan couple patches up a new quarrel

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Why did it take Washington nearly eight months to apologize for the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers? But you know the answer: It’s because the United ...

Hopefully, war won’t heat up this Middle Eastern summer

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Hopefully we won’t see a Middle East replay of the “The Guns of August,” as Barbara Tuchman titled her famous account of the slide toward World War I. ...

Israel frets as Arabs enter a new era

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Whatever else that might be said about the Arab revolutions, it’s obvious that they pose a problem for Israel. But how bad, and what should the ...

Is Iran’s nuclear stance a door opened or shut?

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The text of Iran’s negotiation proposal to the “P5+1” group last month makes clear what Iran’s “red lines” are in the nuclear talks, and where it ...

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