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.
Voters are manifesting their profound unhappiness with the status quo. Jair Bolsonaro is the result.
It’s not too late for Trump’s departing U.N. ambassador to cut Washington’s peacekeeping costs.
The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.
Washington should hand over U.S. military and political roles to other countries, including China.
It is time for other governments to step up.
The United States has a profound interest in helping Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman avoid his own worst impulses.
The president isn't being subverted by the deep state—he's being thwarted by bureaucracy.
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.