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David Ignatius

Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post; Novelist

David Ignatius is a columnist for The Washington Post, where he writes about foreign affairs, and the author of 12 spy novels, most recently “Phantom Orbit” (May 2024). His previous roles at the Post, which he joined in 1986, include assistant managing editor for business news, foreign editor and editor of the Sunday Outlook section. Ignatious was executive editor of the International Herald Tribune from 2000 to 2003, during which he continued his Post column. Earlier, he was a Wall Street Journal reporter, covering the steel industry, the CIA and the Middle East, among other beats. His honors include a 2018 George Polk Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Committee for Foreign Journalists. As foreign editor, Ignatius supervised the Post’s 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Iraqi’s invasion of Kuwait.

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