David Ignatius is an award-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Washington Post, where he has worked since 1986. He began writing his column in 1998 and continued even during a three-year stint as executive editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Earlier in his career, Ignatius was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering at various times the steel industry, the Justice Department, the CIA, the Senate, the Middle East, and the State Department.
Ignatius’s many awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International COmmittee for Foreign Journalists and the Legion D’Honneur from by the French government. As The Post’s foreign editor, Ignatius also supervised the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
Ignatius is also the author of eight spy novels, including Body of Lies, which was made into a 2008 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.