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Elephants in the Room

Give Trump’s National Security Team Some Time. They’re Just Getting Started.

The president continues to be irascible toward allies, imperturbable toward Russia, and acting with reckless disregard for consequences. But his team ain't so bad.

Shadow Government

Trump Will Likely Regret His Red Line on Iran

When Iran does act out again — which it will — we should not taunt Trump about being weak or bait him into acting militarily.

Argument

Trump’s Plan for a Massive Deportation Is Cruel, Unjust, and Economic Suicide

The president has promised to deport more than 1 million children raised in the United States.

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.

Shadow Government

Goodbye and Hello: A Shadow Government Peaceful Transfer of Power

A look back on the past eight years, a transition to a new Shadow Government, and where the Elephants in the Room go from here.

Argument

Obama’s Good Intentions in the Middle East Meant Nothing

History will remember the president’s landmark Cairo speech in 2009, but not the way he intended.

Shadow Government

Why Obama Made the Wrong Call on Chelsea Manning

Extending legal reasoning appropriate to our civilian society into the military in ways that don’t align with the purposes of military activity corrodes the military’s ability to serve its function.

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Obama Can Strike One Last Iran Deal

The fate of two Americans detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison could hinge on the final days of the Obama administration.

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