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.
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
Monday’s election is an opportunity for Washington to come down on the side of accountability and constitutional rule.
Russia is more important than the United States in averting war between Israel and Syria.
Before their Helsinki summit, the U.S. president has given his Russian counterpart little reason to take him seriously.
A lasting peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea would be an enormous strategic win for the West.
Maduro’s autocratic regime is going after María Corina Machado because she is fearless and incorruptible. She needs Washington’s support.
Trump's unilateral negotiating strategy will fail unless the United States collaborates with its regional allies — and adversaries — to forge a lasting peace.
The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.