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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics and Capitol Hill, and spent eight years on the foreign desk as senior diplomatic correspondent. He is currently the deputy editor for politics. In addition, he has reviewed books and written feature stories for the newspaper and authored The Times' weekly chess column since 1993. He is also senior writer for Washington GolfStyles, a monthly publication covering the Mid-Atlantic golf scene.


Articles by David R. Sands

Overseas, it's Obama in a landslide

Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama is crushing Republican rival Sen. John McCain in a poll of citizens of nearly two dozen foreign countries. Published June 12, 2008

Protests of cost of fuel go global

The problem at the pump is fast becoming a crisis at the polls as governments around the world face rising popular unrest and violence because of record-high energy prices. Published June 10, 2008

Settlements seen subverting talks

Top Palestinian negotiators complained Tuesday that continuing Israeli settlement construction on contested land was undermining chances of a peace deal this year, even as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Bush administration still hoped to nail down at least the outlines of a peace deal before Mr. Bush leaves office in January. Published June 4, 2008

Transit gains hailed in country's rebuilding effort

Iraqis reclaimed a small but symbolically significant patch of sovereignty with the certification of the first three civilian air-traffic controllers for Baghdad International Airport, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters said. Published June 1, 2008

Violence tars S. Africa's racial-reconciliation image

South Africa was the "Rainbow Nation," the conqueror of the racist apartheid system and the economic hub of sub-Saharan Africa. But three weeks of violence, rioting and looting have badly tarred its reputation abroad. Published June 1, 2008

Violence sullies soccer glory

It was meant as the ultimate symbol of South Africa's emergence as a global player - in both senses of the term - but the award to host soccer's World Cup tournament in 2010 has become caught up in the country's recent spasm of anti-foreigner violence. Published June 1, 2008

Iraqis oppose U.S. security pact

Intense opposition in Iraq to a new bilateral security agreement governing American forces in the country threatens the proposed pact's success. Published May 31, 2008

Japan sweetens offer to Africa

Africa's presidents, prime ministers and central bankers have been racking up frequent-flier miles in recent months as East Asia's booming economies host competing summits to make friends and influence people across the resource-rich continent. Published May 28, 2008