Karen DeYoung
Staff Writer

Karen DeYoung is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the Washington Post. In more than three decades at the paper, she has served as bureau chief in Latin America and London and correspondent covering the the White House, U.S. foreign policy and the intelligence community, as well as assistant managing editor for national news, national editor and foreign editor. She has won numerous awards for national and international reporting and is the author of “Soldier,” a biography of Colin Powell.

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Fighting in Libya threatens efforts to bolster democracy

Fighting in Libya threatens efforts to bolster democracy

France evacuates its embassy in Tripoli as violence reaches an apex since Moammar Gaddafi’s ouster.

Kerry urges Afghan presidential hopefuls to cooperate

Kerry urges Afghan presidential hopefuls to cooperate

The U.S. secretary of state’s op-ed appeals to the candidates to put a power-sharing agreement to work.

Obama announces expanded sanctions against Russia

Obama announces expanded sanctions against Russia

U.S. move follows E.U.’s decision to unleash its own penalties against Moscow following MH17 downing.

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 treaty with missile testing

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 treaty with missile testing

The pact on the use of intermediate-range missiles was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.