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Author Archives: David Ignatius / Syndicated Columnist

President can’t escape his pledge

WASHINGTON – As fighters from the Islamic State group surge toward control of Anbar Province …

Islamic State manifesto is revealing

ISTANBUL – It may not be as revealing as “Mein Kampf” or “The Communist Manifesto.”

Next president will inherit battle

WASHINGTON – The symbolism Tuesday was appropriate for a nation at war: A somber president i …

Obama’s war strategy is sensible

WASHINGTON – The United States imprudently rushed into war in Iraq in 2003. At least nobody …

Saudi Arabia faces big challenges

WASHINGTON – With Iraq and Syria ablaze, the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems almost a …

Obama gathers tools to confront evil

WASHINGTON – The propagandists of the Islamic State must have imagined their brutal video of the beheading of journalist James Foley would intimidate and terrorize the world.

Did bin Laden predict correctly?

WASHINGTON – When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his terrorist Islamic State, he ignored a wa …