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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

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, extends his hand as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduces the Canadian delegation before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Not waiting for U.S., Canada signs up for Chinese investment bank

The Obama administration increasingly finds itself on the outside looking in as Canadian officials announced Thursday plans to apply for membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the first North American country to join the China-founded development bank. Published August 31, 2016

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. The European Union's executive branch rejected Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 the U.S. government's complaint that its probes into sweetheart tax deals between EU governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest. The European Commission, which polices EU laws, is cracking down on the practice in which EU governments offer low corporate tax rates to multinationals. The Commission has opened tax probes into Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Amazon in Luxemburg. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

U.S. furious over European Union's Apple tax 'money grab'

The Obama administration and key lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday strongly condemned a European Union judgment that U.S. computer giant Apple must pay billions of dollars in back taxes to Ireland because it had received what EU officials deemed "improper" tax breaks over the past decade. Published August 30, 2016

China, Russia to hold South China Sea 'drills' next month

Amid rising tensions with the Obama administration and its neighbors across East Asia, China will hold a week of naval drills with Russia in the South China Sea next month, the two countries said Monday. Published August 22, 2016

Pastor Evan Mawarire told the Atlantic Council on Wednesday that Zimbabweans have run out of patience with President Robert Mugabe. (Associated Press)

Pastor poses threat to Robert Mugabe's authoritarian rule in Zimbabwe

The national flag draped around his shoulders, Zimbabwe's most unlikely dissident said Wednesday that his popular protest movement has already triumphed over the government of authoritarian President Robert Mugabe and outlined plans to turn up the heat against the government in the run-up to elections in 2018. Published August 17, 2016

Rising U.S. chess star captures high-powered Sinquefield Cup

It wasn't the biggest payday of his career, but it was easily his biggest win. U.S. GM Wesley So scored his first clear win in a superelite event, taking home the top prize and $75,000 at the 4th Sinquefield Cup tournament at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Published August 16, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after delivering an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Members of GOP foreign-policy apparatus refuse to endorse Trump

More than four dozen members of the Republican foreign policy establishment, including the former heads of the CIA, World Bank and Department of Homeland Security, have put their names to an open letter saying GOP nominee Donald Trump is unfit and unqualified to serve as president and commander in chief. Published August 8, 2016

In Ohio, GOP hopes close-up look will prove flattering

The Republicans "definitely made a smart decision" to come to his home state to hold their convention, Nick Mitulinski figures, taking a break from fixing a balky hotel air conditioning compressor in this Cleveland suburb. Published July 24, 2016

The Oklahoma state attorney general described Mike Pence, Donald Trump's pick for vice president, as "a solid conservative choice who understands the issues of federalism at a very personal level." (Associated Press)

Trump pick in Pence, list of justices eases AGs' worries

The Republican state attorneys general who have scored some of the biggest legal victories rolling back President Obama's regulatory policies and executive orders said Tuesday they think they will have an ally in the White House if Donald Trump is elected in November. Published July 19, 2016