Colin Kahl

Shadow Government

Welcome to the New Shadow Government

As Trump takes office, Foreign Policy hands the reins of the loyal opposition to the Democrat establishment.


Iran’s Highly Enriched Bargaining Chip

Why the United States can't budge on allowing Iran to build more centrifuges.

The Middle East Channel

A Good Deal in Geneva

On Nov. 24, the United States and its P5+1 partners (Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia) reached a historic nuclear accord with Iran. The deal ...


Zero-Sum Enrichment

Six reasons why the United States can’t force Iran's nuclear hand.


Obama Has Been Great for Israel

Anyone who tells you otherwise is distorting reality.

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About Colin Kahl

Colin H. Kahl is an associate professor in the security studies program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. From 2014 to 2017, he was deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East. In 2011, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service by Secretary Robert Gates. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children. Kahl is a co-editor of Shadow Government.



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