David Ignatius

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering foreign affairs

Education: Harvard College; Kings College, Cambridge

David Ignatius writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column for The Washington Post. Ignatius has written 11 spy novels: “The Paladin” (2020), “The Quantum Spy,” (2017), “The Director,” (2014), “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 
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July 11, 2022

A daring flight to safety — and a story Biden should tell MBS

Father and son manage to slip a Saudi travel ban.

July 6, 2022

Nearly every American has a foreboding the country they love is losing its way

What does our national portrait look like on this Independence Day?

July 3, 2022

NATO is united on Ukraine. Good, but plenty could still go wrong.

Slow weapons delivery to Ukraine, political fatigue among allies and unwise provocations could shift the advantage to Russia.

June 29, 2022

How can we counter propaganda in Ukraine? David Ignatius answered your questions.

David's Q&A with readers was at 12 p.m. ET on Monday. Read the transcript.

June 27, 2022

Semiconductor legislation failures show why the U.S. struggles to compete

Where is the urgency to help the critical U.S. semiconductor industry keep pace with China?

June 26, 2022

How Russia’s vaunted cyber capabilities were frustrated in Ukraine

Big Tech, Western intelligence and a homegrown army of Ukrainian hackers pull off one of the biggest surprises of the war.

June 21, 2022

The ripple effect of the Ukraine war is ‘a potential mass starvation event’

The war transformed Ukraine from a breadbasket into a free-fire zone — with tragic global consequences.

June 16, 2022

In Ukraine, is the balance tipping in Moscow’s favor? Not yet.

Ukraine says it needs more heavy weapons, fast. But Russia has its own challenges, and U.S. officials say fears that Russia is winning are overblown.

June 14, 2022

What’s next for Ukraine? David Ignatius answered your questions.

David's Q&A with readers was at 12 p.m. ET on Monday. Read the transcript.

June 13, 2022