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Arnaud de Borchgrave dies at 88

(WASHINGTONTIMES) — Arnaud de Borchgrave, former editor in chief of The Washington Times and a celebrated foreign correspondent who covered 17 wars and became the confidant of dozens of world leaders, died Sunday at a hospice in Washington after a lengthy illness with cancer. He was 88.

Mr. de Borchgrave was editor in chief of The Times from 1985 until he retired in 1991. He had earlier been the chief foreign correspondent for Newsweek magazine for 25 years. He presided over The Times during a period of great growth, both in circulation and in influence at the White House and on Capitol Hill, far beyond its circulation numbers.

He was president and chief executive officer of United Press International after he retired from The Times, and was editor at large for both publications at the time of his death. After he retired from the newspaper he became the director of transnational projects for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).