David Ignatius borrows from the real world of international affairs to inform his wonderful spy novels and his fictional imaginings have even been used to train those in the espionage field. We are honored to close out our week of podcasts on international relations with him as we circle the globe exploring America’s changing role in it. His twice weekly column in the Washington Post is a must read for policy makers. His analysis is crisp, sharp and on point. We discuss the inspiration for his new book, ‘The Paladin’, as well as the threats to reporting on the world scene given the impact of social media and technological chicanery. Be ready to take in his views on a range of challenges for America in a world adrift.