Elephants in the Room is a blog about U.S. foreign policy in the age of Trump, written by experienced GOP policymakers, scholars, and others not currently working in the new administration. It is curated by co-editors Peter D. Feaver and William Inboden.
Prime Minister Mahdi is trying to bring the Popular Mobilization Forces under control of the government, but even he probably knows it won’t work.
U.S. health aid can also promote stability, mitigate extremism, and avoid costly longer-term military interventions.
It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.
Even with the eyes of the world elsewhere, here’s how Trump can keep up pressure on Maduro.
The United States is not making progress in its trade war with China or in nuclear talks with North Korea.
The United States should not abandon the Sudanese in their greatest hour of need.
Seventy-five years after D-Day, the United States should remember that on-the-ground leadership still works.
A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world.
Young people care a lot about climate change—but most of them can’t vote. Here’s how governments can adapt to accommodate them.
Crops already suck up a lot of carbon dioxide. One scientist thinks they can do much more.