A talk entitled ‘Iraq and the Arab Future’. David Ignatius writes a twice-weekly column on global politics, economics and international affairs for the Washington Post. He is a former executive editor of the Herald Tribune and was foreign editor of the Washington Post (1990-1992) supervising the paper’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Between 1980 and 1986 Ignatius was diplomatic editor and ME correspondent of the Wall Street Journal covering wars in Lebanon and Iraq. Ignatius is also a highly acclaimed novelist having written five novels, including ‘Agents of Innocence'(1987).