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.
Austria’s young chancellor has become a major player in Europe. The White House has taken notice.
A freeze-for-freeze deal is exactly what the administration once swore it would not accept.
Thoughtful U.S. policies could help restore Venezuela’s democracy.
Diplomacy is working—for now.
The U.S. secretary of defense was right to resign in protest, but Trump can’t handle the consequences.
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.
A crackdown is long overdue.
Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.