Shadow Gov’t

About Shadow Government

Shadow Government is a blog about U.S. foreign policy in the age of Trump, written by experienced policymakers, scholars, and practitioners from the loyal Democrat opposition. It is co-edited by Derek Chollet, Colin Kahl, and Julie Smith.

Meet the contributors 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on May 21. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream

The Trump team doesn’t have a post-nuke deal strategy — just a list of demands.

Galleries

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16 as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

The World in Photos This Week

Ramadan around the world, violence in Gaza, and an eruption in Hawaii.

A man jumps over a large bonfire during the Kakava Festival on May 5 in Edirne, Turkey. The festival celebrates the coming of spring among the Roma community.  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The World in Photos This Week

Spring celebrants in Turkey, marches of remembrance in the former Soviet Union, and naked gardeners in New Zealand.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

Foto, Michael Melo

The Right to Kill

Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the lives of their children?

Vara_1

Germany’s Family Feud

Family reunification for refugees is no longer a given. But keeping relatives apart hurts host countries as well as newcomers.

Thus Spoke Jordan Peterson

The best-selling psychologist isn't leading young men to salvation — he's delivering them to authoritarianism.

The Arab World’s Star Student

What Tunisia can teach its neighbors about the value of education.