The Washington Post

David Nakamura

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The president sold American optimism abroad while arguing terror tactics with critics at home.

  • Nov 22, 2015

“Destroying ISIL is not only a realistic goal, we’re going to get it done," Obama said after three global summits in nine days.

  • Nov 22, 2015

The president visited a refu­gee center in Malaysia to put human face on the bitter debate over Syrian refugees.

  • Nov 21, 2015

The president offered condolences to the victims of the attacks on a luxury hotel in the African nation

  • Nov 20, 2015

The president is seeking to sell U.S. values in Asia as a precursor to broader economic cooperation.

  • Nov 20, 2015

The telegenic new leader of Canada is causing a stir at a global economic forum in the Philippines.

  • Nov 19, 2015

The president says the detainee population will drop below 100 by early 2017.

  • Nov 19, 2015

Obama believes his critics have been reckless with their rhetoric and simple-minded in their approach.

  • Nov 18, 2015

In a press conference in Manila Wednesday the president blasted Republicans’ recent calls to block Syrian refugees’ entrance into the United States “a potent recruiting tool for ISIL.“

  • Nov 17, 2015

Despite concerns about Islamic State attacks in Europe, the president is trying to bolster the U.S. role in Asia.

  • Nov 17, 2015
Load More
David Nakamura started at the Washington Post as a summer intern in 1992 and is amazed he once did this job without the Internet, a cell phone, GPS, Wikipedia or a laptop computer. After four years as a sports reporter, he moved to the local news staff and wrote about education in Virginia and Maryland and city government in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he was part of a team that uncovered high levels of lead contamination in D.C. tap water, a series that won the 2005 Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting. He has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.
Most Read