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.
As the military balance of power shifts in China’s favor, Beijing may be increasingly tempted to act against Taiwan.
Calls for economic sanctions against Israel risk a costly collision with U.S. anti-boycott laws, as companies such as Airbnb can attest.
The invisibility and silence of Congress is another reason for America’s shocking abdication of global leadership.
Confusion over the removal of missiles and aircraft from Saudi Arabia could invite the aggression the United States is trying to avoid.
The affair surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt lays bare the dysfunction of civilian-military relations under Trump.
Trump has finally realized the U.S. energy industry is under attack. Better late than never.
Exploiting Iran's coronavirus crisis to demand an end to sanctions is fundamentally dishonest—and panders to a brutal regime.
A bungled response in Western countries is no reason to take the heat off China. If China had a different government, the world could have been spared this terrible pandemic.
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.