Latest from David Ignatius
  • Opinion

Of course Biden’s a globalist. He should start acting like one on technology.

Political flaps keep interrupting good policy when it comes to technology alliances.
  • Oct 14, 2021
  • Opinion

Is Biden another incredible shrinking president?

It's time for progressives in Congress to accept victory and compromise on a social spending bill before they hurt both Biden and themselves.
  • Oct 12, 2021
  • Opinion

How regional realignments are helping depressurize the Middle East

The American superpower has lost its magic, and countries in the region — from Saudi Arabia to Iran — are figuring out how to respond.
  • Oct 5, 2021
  • Opinion

Inside the CIA’s desperate effort to rescue its Afghan allies

The agency's officers and local partners were among the last out of Kabul, working undercover to evacuate as many Americans and Afghans as possible.
  • Sep 30, 2021
  • Opinion

The Pentagon begins a very American process of postwar accountability and rebuilding

Tuesday's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee marked a point of reckoning about Afghanistan.
  • Sep 28, 2021

A breath of fresh air, for now, on Afghan TV

Until the fall of Kabul, Tolo TV was a symbol of Afghanistan’s drive to become a modern country. Now, it is trying to figure out how to practice journalism under Taliban rule.
  • Sep 28, 2021
  • Opinion

A no-drama defense secretary in a soap opera country

Running the Pentagon is the toughest management job in the government, and Lloyd Austin has had a head-spinning first year.
  • Sep 23, 2021
  • Opinion

Xi Jinping’s disturbing Maoist turn

It took China four decades to recover from Mao's social engineering. Now, its leader is following Mao's messianic, authoritarian path.
  • Sep 21, 2021
  • Opinion

Gen. Milley’s stress test

Milley’s efforts took him into dangerous constitutional terrain that no soldier should have to patrol, edging close to violating the sacrosanct principle ­of civilian control of the military.
  • Sep 18, 2021
  • Opinion

A new U.S. alliance responding to the Chinese threat reignites ages-old tensions with France

The centerpiece of the “AUKUS” agreement was a plan to jointly develop nuclear submarines for Australia. That scuttled a 2016 French deal to build less-advanced conventional subs, and Paris was furious.
  • Sep 16, 2021