Derek Chollet


Derek Chollet served in the Obama administration for six years in senior positions at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon, most recently as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Currently the executive vice president at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, his books include The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World, America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 (co-written with James Goldgeier), and The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World (co-edited with Samantha Power). A native Nebraskan, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his family. Chollet is a co-editor of Shadow Government.
Articles by Derek Chollet
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attend the annual Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 8. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attend the annual Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dec. 8. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Barack Obama presents former U.S. president George H.W. Bush with the 2010 Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Barack Obama presents former U.S. president George H.W. Bush with the 2010 Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30. (Photo by Daniel Jayo/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30. (Photo by Daniel Jayo/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, hosts a cabinet meeting in the White House on Aug. 16. (Contreras/Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, hosts a cabinet meeting in the White House on Aug. 16. (Contreras/Pool/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump speak to the press after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump speak to the press after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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