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Jackson Diehl

Deputy Editorial Page EditorWashington, D.C.


The president who dreamed of ‘ending the wars’ faces three tough military decisions on the Middle East.

  • Feb 7, 2016

Luis Almagro of the Organization of American States speaks up for Venezuela’s voters.

  • Jan 24, 2016

Republicans buddy up with Saudi executioners, and the Obama administration capitulates to Iran.

  • Jan 10, 2016

The two nations’ authoritarians carry on a tradition of resisting elections that give power to the people.

  • Dec 27, 2015

Israeli-Palestinian violence could open the way for the Islamic State to move into the Palestinian territories.

  • Dec 13, 2015

Ugly pre-World War II populism is showing up in a country once known for its firm embrace of the West.

  • Nov 29, 2015

Having stalled Russian forces, the nation struggles to overcome oligarchs and corruption.

  • Nov 15, 2015

From Burma to Iran to Cuba, dictators take advantage of lifted sanctions to sustain their rule.

  • Nov 8, 2015

A lack of Palestinian leadership and a hard line in Israel both play a role in recent violence in Jerusalem.

  • Oct 25, 2015

The Caucasus nation of Georgia reaffirms the democratic system.

  • Oct 2, 2012
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Jackson Diehl is deputy editorial page editor of The Post. He is an editorial writer specializing in foreign affairs and writes a biweekly column that appears on Mondays. Diehl joined The Post in June 1978 as a reporter on the Metro staff. He joined the foreign desk in 1981, working as a correspondent from January 1982 until July 1992 in three of The Post’s bureaus: Buenos Aires, Warsaw and Jerusalem. From October 1992 until November 2000 Diehl worked in several newsroom management positions, including assistant managing editor/foreign and assistant managing editor/national. He became deputy editorial page editor in February, 2001. Diehl was awarded the Inter-American Press Association Award for Interpretive Journalism in 1984 for his coverage of South America, and the Bob Considine Award of the Overseas Press Association in 1990 for his coverage of the 1989 revolution in Eastern Europe. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 2011. He is a graduate of Yale University.
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