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.
Neither Trump nor the international relations experts who cheered his choice to withdraw U.S. troops have wrestled adequately with the costs of departure.
Tensions and lawlessness could spiral into armed conflict.
When it comes to international cooperation, the White House is repeating the mistakes of the past.
Donald Trump should use the U.N. General Assembly as an opportunity to open dialogue with Mohammad Javad Zarif.
China risks becoming a point of chronic contention between the United States and Israel.
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.
The United States and Russia can’t maintain the global system of nuclear deterrence on their own anymore.
Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.
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