His short-term push for a cease-fire in Gaza is a colossal mistake.
The world’s in chaos, but because of John Kerry the outlook in Afghanistan and Iran is better.
The elusive motivation of British double agent Kim Philby.
Now, the U.S. and Germany must be more transparent.
Former head of Israeli military intelligence says Israel should back a Palestinian unity government.
Tougher sanctions may mean a colder winter in Europe.
Leaders are being forced to see -- and hopefully, discuss -- the unintended consequences of war.
There is no prize for good intention; performance is what matters.
His counterterrorism blueprint looks good, on paper. Yet it hasn’t achieved its goals.
What happens when hopes for a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict collapse?
Rethinking Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points.
The country now faces dangerous instability.
The attorney general’s agenda at the Justice Dept. is clearer.
As Shimon Peres takes a final bow in Washington, an era comes to an end.
ISIS’s leader inspires intense loyalty to his cause.
The former defense secretary says the deal to get back Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was too high, but he credits the administration’s approach toward Iraq.
The first step: Get rid of Maliki.
As century-old borders dissolve, world powers should come together to discuss the way forward.
The two groups still see violent attacks, especially on the U.S., as their best recruiting card.
The collapse of Iraq is of the prime minister’s own making.
David Ignatius writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Ignatius has also written eight spy novels: “Bloodmoney” (2011), “The Increment” (2009), “Body of Lies ” (2007), “The Sun King” (1999), “A Firing Offense” (1997), “The Bank of Fear” (1994), “SIRO” (1991), and “Agents of Innocence” (1987). Body of Lies was made into a 2008 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
Ignatius joined The Post in 1986 as editor of its Sunday Outlook section. In 1990 he became foreign editor, and in 1993, assistant managing editor for business news. He began writing his column in 1998 and continued even during a three-year stint as executive editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Earlier in his career, Ignatius was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering at various times the steel industry, the Justice Department, the CIA, the Senate, the Middle East and the State Department.
Ignatius grew up in Washington, D.C., and studied political theory at Harvard College and economics at Kings College, Cambridge. He lives in Washington with his wife and has three daughters.