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Easing civilian suffering should be the easy part of this war

The Palestinians can’t wait for difficult “day after” problems to be solved. Palestinians gather on May 19 in the hope of obtaining aid...

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The U.S. assembles the pieces of a possible Gaza war endgame

The elements that could bring an end to the brutal conflict are all there — on paper. National security adviser Jake Sullivan at the White...

21.05.2024 50

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What is the best we can hope for in Ukraine? I’m answering your questions.

David's live chat with readers starts at 12 p.m. ET on Monday. Submit your questions now. Share Add to your saved stories ...

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‘The day after’ is the hard question in Gaza. Yoav Gallant is working on the answer.

U.S. officials see the Israeli defense minister as the key problem-solver in how to end the war. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant talks on May...

15.05.2024 60

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After the war, what kind of future awaits Israelis and Palestinians?

This “day after” question deserves primacy as negotiators work toward a cease-fire. Palestinians celebrate with fireworks in a street in...

07.05.2024 90

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Chat with David Ignatius about the war in Ukraine and foreign affairs

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06.05.2024 20

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FBI director warns terrorism’s ‘unknown unknowns’ are still with us

A woman places flowers on a monument for Russian poet Aleksander Pushkin in Belgrade, Serbia, in March. (Darko Vojinovic/AP) Listen 4...

30.04.2024 60

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Is the sun slowly setting on U.S. power? That depends on us.

An American flag at half staff at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 26, 2023, after a mass shooting in Maine. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) ...

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How Ukraine can make best use of the U.S. aid package

Artillery projectiles are stored for shipping at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant in Scranton, Pa., in April 2023. (Matt Rourke/AP) ...

24.04.2024 50

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The unspoken story of why Israel didn’t clobber Iran

An Israeli flag flies on the Mount of Olives overlooking the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the skyline in Jerusalem on Friday. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty...

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Meet the shadowy general who has become a symbol of Ukraine’s defiance

Opinion Meet the shadowy general who has become a symbol of Ukraine’s defiance By David Ignatius Columnist | Follow...

17.04.2024 20

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A quandary in Israel: How to retaliate — but not escalate?

Iranians carry a model of a missile during a celebration after Iran's attack on Israel, in Tehran on Monday. (Majid Asgaripour/West Asia News...

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A stunning victory with the shield creates an opening for Israel

An antimissile system firing as seen from Ashkelon, Israel, on Saturday night after Iran launched drones and missiles toward Israel. (Amir...

15.04.2024 40

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The Middle East is on the precipice of the wider war no one wants

An excavator clears rubble after an Israeli strike this week on the Iranian Consulate in Damascus, Syria. (Firas Makdesi/Reuters) ...

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Chat with David Ignatius about the war in Ukraine and foreign affairs

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08.04.2024 6

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When will the Ukraine war end? I’m answering your questions.

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08.04.2024 10

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How Ukraine’s tech army is taking the fight to Russia

A Ukrainian soldier launches a reconnaissance drone near the town of Bakhmut in Donetsk region in March. (Oleksandr Ratushniak/Reuters) ...

05.04.2024 10

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‘A lot of grim realism’: What our columnists heard in Ukraine

Opinion ‘A lot of grim realism’: What our columnists heard in Ukraine By David Ignatius ,  Jim Geraghty and  Charles...

04.04.2024 10

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The agonizing story told by two Israeli airstrikes

Emergency personnel scramble atop the rubble of a building next to the Iranian Embassy in Damascus, Syria, which was struck by Israel on Monday....

03.04.2024 10

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Zelensky: ‘We are trying to find some way not to retreat’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky after speaking to Post journalists on May 1, 2023, in Kyiv. (Ed Ram for The Washington Post) ...

29.03.2024 20

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Liz Cheney still plans to make a difference in the election

Then-Rep. Liz Cheney appears in Jackson Hole, Wyo., after her primary defeat in 2022. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min ...

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The Biden-Netanyahu rift goes much deeper than Rafah

President Biden, right, is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on...

14.03.2024 40

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A cry for the refugees of emptied Nagorno-Karabakh: ‘We are nobody’

An abandoned car left by fleeing Armenians in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan on Oct. 3. (Aziz Karimov/Getty Images) Listen 5...

11.03.2024 10

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The White House tries to steer Israel back onto a two-way street

An Israeli tank at the border with the northern Gaza Strip, as seen from the Israeli side on Wednesday. (Abir Sultan/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) ...

07.03.2024 20

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Food convoy carnage distills what’s gone terribly wrong in Gaza

Palestinians lie on beds at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Friday. (Kosay Al Nemer/Reuters) Listen 5 min Share ...

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Is this a valid way to donate to the defense of Ukraine? David Ignatius answered your questions.

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26.02.2024 20

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Israel and Hamas are inching toward a cease-fire deal

Anti-government protesters are sprayed by Israeli police water cannons on Saturday in Tel Aviv. (Heidi Levine for The Washington Post). (Heidi...

26.02.2024 20

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How Mayorkas got dragged into the maw of U.S. immigration dysfunction

Opinion How Mayorkas got dragged into the maw of U.S. immigration dysfunction By David Ignatius Columnist | Follow author...

24.02.2024 10

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Ukraine faces a valley of death. There’s a way Biden can help it get across.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. (Wolfgang Rattay/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

21.02.2024 40

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In the arms race for space weaponry, Russia fires a shot across the bow

Victor Stelmakh, head of a Ukrainian attack-drone unit, rests a Starlink-connected phone on his body armor in Luhansk region in September 2023. (Heidi...

15.02.2024 40

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Three crises that give Biden a chance to prove the doubters wrong

President Biden outside the White House on Feb. 9. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share Comment on...

15.02.2024 40

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China airbrushed away its foreign minister. Why?

Qin Gang, then China's foreign minister, in Beijing on Feb. 21, 2023. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 7 min Share ...

13.02.2024 20

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What a Russian and Ukrainian general agree on: This battlespace is different

Ukrainian servicemen fly an unmanned aerial vehicle this week near the front line with Russian forces in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region....

07.02.2024 20

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The U.S. tacks hard toward a Mideast ‘moment of truth’

An Israeli army vehicle patrols the border with southern Gaza on Thursday. (Amir Levy/Getty Images) Listen 6 min Share ...

02.02.2024 40

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Biden calibrates his response as a slow-motion crisis arrives

President Biden exits Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on Sunday. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Listen 6 min Share ...

30.01.2024 20

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Can Ukraine survive without U.S. aid? I’m answering your questions

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29.01.2024 20

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Israel and Hamas probe for a pause that both sides need

Displaced Palestinians try to keep warm by a fire on Tuesday at a camp in Rafah in southern Gaza. (Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images) ...

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The Houthis sink an arrow into the West’s Achilles’ heel

Tribal supporters of Yemen's Houthis protest recent U.S.-led strikes near Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) Listen 5...

17.01.2024 30

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The path to peace in the Mideast could be paved by fuzzy language

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the media before boarding his plane last week to return to Washington from the Middle East. (Evelyn...

12.01.2024 50

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The U.S. nudges Israel toward an off-ramp from war

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, meets with Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, second from right, in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. (Evelyn...

11.01.2024 8

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Can the spread of war be stopped?

The Big Question Opinion Can the spread of war be stopped? By David Ignatius Columnist | Add Follow January 4,...

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What strange things does 2024 have in store? Take my quiz to find out.

Opinion Opinion What strange things does 2024 have in store? Take my quiz to find out. A security guard stands in Times Square on Dec....

29.12.2023 20

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A postwar Gaza peacekeeping force must include Palestinians

Palestinians are reflected on a damaged TV screen while searching the rubble of a building following Israeli bombardment in Rafah in the southern Gaza...

28.12.2023 8

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The Gaza war inches toward the day before ‘the day after’

Smoke is seen rising over northern Gaza as an Israeli military vehicle patrols the border on Tuesday. (Maja Hitij/Getty Images) Listen...

20.12.2023 10

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Why are the Republicans against funding Ukraine? David Ignatius answered your questions.

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19.12.2023 10

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In the West Bank, I saw how peace will require confrontation with Israel

Opinion In the West Bank, I saw how peace will require confrontation with Israel By David Ignatius Columnist | Add Follow ...

16.12.2023 10

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Ukraine’s counteroffensive ran into a new reality of war

07.12.2023 20

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What can we make of Kissinger’s death? David Ignatius answers your questions.

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04.12.2023 10

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The lessons from my 40-year conversation with Kissinger

Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger in 2008. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5 min Share Comment on...

01.12.2023 30

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Biden and Xi, clinching in the ring

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Biden walk at the APEC summit in California on Nov. 15. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Listen 4...

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