David Ignatius



Feb 22, 2018
The abiding image from last weekend's security conference here was of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu theatrically brandishing a piece of an Iranian drone shot down over Israel a week before , and starkly warning Tehran: "Do not test Israel's resolve."


Feb 21, 2018
Prigozhin has been painted in press accounts as "Putin's chef," because he got his start as the future president's favorite restaurateur in Russia's wild frontier capitalism of the 1990s.


Feb 15, 2018
How bizarre that the biggest obstacle to finishing the war against the Islamic State and beginning the stabilization of Syria is America's supposed friend and NATO ally, Turkey.


Feb 13, 2018
Raqqa, Syria , Hell descended on this city twice: first when it was captured by Islamic State fighters in 2014 and made their capital, and then when it was liberated last year by U.S.-backed forces in a campaign that flattened much of the center of the city.


Feb 9, 2018
Hassan says he had intelligence reports that the pro-regime attack was coming. So at 9:30 Wednesday night, about a half-hour before the assault began, he called his regular Russian liaison contact in Deir al-Zour , hoping to avoid a battle.


Feb 7, 2018
In the early afternoon, American military commanders, nearly victorious against the Islamic State, were standing at a hilltop observation post here complaining about harassing fire on their Syrian Kurdish partners , from a rebel force that is backed by Turkey, our NATO ally.


Feb 6, 2018
For decades, ground zero in Jordan's alliance with America has been the headquarters of the General Intelligence Department, with its forbidding black flag fluttering in the breeze at the end of an entry road with the unlikely name, "Street of the People."


Feb 1, 2018
All three negatives complicate any plans to strike North Korea. Trump keeps advertising his eagerness to attack "Little Rocket Man," as he calls Kim Jong Un.

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