Jackson Diehl

Washington, D.C.

Former deputy editorial page editor and columnist focusing on international affairs

Education: Yale University, BA in English

Jackson Diehl was deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post until August 2021. He was an editorial writer specializing in foreign affairs and wrote a biweekly column that appeared in print 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 man
Latest from Jackson Diehl

Trump left U.S. democracy in shambles. Biden has to build it back.

The United States and other democracies are not certain to prevail in this fateful contest.

January 31, 2021

How Biden can update the Obama doctrine

The incoming team needs a more realistic, hard-nosed appreciation of the challenges posed by U.S. adversaries.

January 17, 2021

Trump has pressed hostile regimes to release American prisoners. His favorite dictators, not so much.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia should get the message that high-level relations with the new administration won’t begin until the Americans they hold are freed.

December 20, 2020

Netanyahu’s reaction to Biden’s victory is appalling

The Israeli leader stumped several presidents before Trump.

December 6, 2020

Trump’s overarching Middle East strategy reaches a disastrous dead end

His Iran gambit has failed in every respect.

November 22, 2020

How Biden will begin to repair Trump’s damage to our world standing

A Biden administration will have its hands full trying to restore relationships with foreign allies.

November 8, 2020

Why people power doesn’t work like it used to

Protesters in Belarus and Thailand hope to see democratic change. Sadly, they probably won’t.

October 25, 2020

Trump’s continuing vandalism of the Voice of America

Even if the president loses the election, the damage he inflicts on the U.S. Agency for Global Media between now and January may be ruinous.

October 11, 2020

Joe Biden doesn’t have a perfect foreign policy record. But unlike Trump, he’s learned from his mistakes.

In contrast to the current president, the former vice president hasn’t abandoned the notion of American leadership.

September 27, 2020

إلى قادة دول مجموعة العشرين، لا تنسوا دعاة حقوق المرأة اللاتي يقبعن في السجون السعودية

على ترامب والقادة الآخرين أن يشترطوا إطلاق سراح لجين الهذلول وزميلاتها الناشطات مقابل حضورهم

September 17, 2020