David Francis

David Francis is a senior reporter for Foreign Policy, where he covers international finance. An award-winning journalist, David has reported from all over Europe, Nigeria, Kenya, Mexico, and Afghanistan on terrorism, national security, the geopolitics of energy, global economics, and the European financial crisis. His work has been published in outlets including the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times Deutschland, Slate, and SportsIllustrated.com.

The Cable

Situation Report: U.S. forces have Mosul in their sights; Ethnic politics complicate fight in Syria; Russia questions persist; Philip Bilden out for top civilian naval post; Lower standards on the Mexican border; and a bit more.

By FP Staff and Adam Rawnsley The push for Mosul continues. Reporting from around Mosul, Iraq, where U.S forces have moved artillery, Apache helicopters, drones, ...

The Cable

Situation Report: Iraqi Army mobilizes to take back Mosul; Germany to add more troops; Trump and Kelly on different deportation pages; and a bit more.

By FP Staff and Adam Rawnsley Welcome to Reaperland. A long row of Reaper and Predator drones sit silently on the runway or tucked away ...

The Cable

Situation Report: Trump critic poised for senior State Dept. position; Shakeup in Poland; Mexico pushes back; and a bit more.

By FP Staff and Adam Rawnsley Exclusive: Donald Trump critic and former Mitt Romney foreign-policy advisor Brian Hook is poised for a senior position at ...

The Cable

Situation Report: U.S. Troops Inch Closer to ISIS, More May Be On the Way, Fallout from immigration crackdown; McMaster May Need Senate Confirmation; and a bit more.

By FP Staff and Adam Rawnsley Traveling in the Middle East -- One of the options the Pentagon is weighing for the fight against the ...

The Cable

Situation Report: Trump picks McMaster as National Security Advisor; Confusion at Guantanamo; Iran to test artillery; and a bit more.

By FP Staff and Adam Rawnsley McMaster is Trump’s man. President Trump has selected Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor, winning acclaim across ...

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