Shadow Government is a blog about U.S. foreign policy in the age of Trump, written by experienced policymakers, scholars, and practitioners from the loyal Democrat opposition. It is co-edited by Derek Chollet, Colin Kahl, and Julie Smith.
Trump should dial back the admonishment and offer allies the chance to unite over common purpose.
Seeking the right partners is just as important as avoiding the wrong ones.
There’s no substance behind arguments that the U.S. president is using his unpredictability to the country’s advantage.
The U.S. president’s deal with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska should teach policymakers a sharp lesson.
By failing to prioritize the security of U.S. officials in Venezuela, the White House bungled what could have been a rare foreign-policy success.
Here’s how the new Congress should buy time for Israeli-Palestinian peace under the next president.
Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.