Fred Hiatt

Editorial page editorWashington, D.C.


If we are going to ask the military to do more, we will have to pay more.

  • May 17, 2015

The country’s president says he took a “pragmatic decision.”

  • May 7, 2015

Zero tolerance is a failed police strategy.

  • May 3, 2015

‘Never again’ appears not to apply in Syria.

  • Apr 19, 2015

Matteo Renzi is trying to shake up Italy’s sclerotic political and economic system. And what he is doing offers lessons for U.S. leaders.

  • Apr 18, 2015

For Japan and Korea, the past shadows the future.

  • Apr 5, 2015

Now the Democrats are being driven to extreme positions.

  • Mar 22, 2015

Repression complicates U.S.-China relations.

  • Mar 8, 2015

Though Nemtsov is hardly the first opponent of Vladimir Putin to be murdered, this one comes as a particular shock.

  • Feb 27, 2015

The president’s past assurances fell short.

  • Feb 22, 2015
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Fred Hiatt is the editorial page editor of The Post. He writes editorials for the newspaper and a biweekly column that appears on Mondays. He also contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Hiatt has been with The Post since 1981. Earlier, he worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and the Washington Star. At The Post, he covered government, politics, development and other issues in Fairfax County and statewide in Virginia, and later military and national security affairs on the newspaper’s national staff. From 1987 to 1990, he and his wife were co-bureau chiefs of The Post’s Tokyo bureau, and from 1991 to 1995 they served as correspondents and co-bureau chiefs in Moscow. He joined the editorial board in 1996 and became editorial page editor in 2000. He is the author of “The Secret Sun: A Novel of Japan,” which was published in 1992, as well as two books for children, “If I Were Queen of the World” (1997) and “Baby Talk ” (1999). He also wrote “Nine Days” (2013), a novel for young adults. 
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