The Washington Post

Karen DeYoung

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The president approves an escalation of efforts to battle the Islamic State and says Vladi­mir Putin is headed for a “quagmire.”

  • Oct 2, 2015

Officials had their first direct communication Thursday since Russia began air strikes in Syria.

  • Oct 1, 2015

Putin trumpets Russian leadership with the launch of airstrikes that appear to hit anti-Assad forces.

  • Sep 30, 2015

Fear that the conflict could get even worse is precipitating a host of military and diplomatic moves.

  • Sep 29, 2015

Raúl Castro has done little to open Cuba’s economy since diplomatic relations resumed, U.S. officials said.

  • Sep 29, 2015

The president said that too few countries are contributing to operations.

  • Sep 29, 2015

The two rivals faulted each others’ policies at the U.N. but left the door open for cooperation on the civil war.

  • Sep 28, 2015

Putin and Obama will meet Monday evening for their first extended one-on-one session in over a year.

  • Sep 28, 2015

The Russian presidents points to interventions in Syria and Libya as failed efforts to impose democracy.

  • Sep 28, 2015

The president’s meeting at the United Nations this week will be dominated by the Syrian conflict.

  • Sep 26, 2015
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Karen DeYoung is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the Washington Post. In more than three decades at the paper, she has served as bureau chief in Latin America and London and correspondent covering the the White House, U.S. foreign policy and the intelligence community, as well as assistant managing editor for national news, national editor and foreign editor. She has won numerous awards for national and international reporting and is the author of “Soldier,” a biography of Colin Powell.
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