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.
As the world looks on, it’s up to Washington to demonstrate the strength of its institutions.
There’s no substance behind arguments that the U.S. president is using his unpredictability to the country’s advantage.
When it comes to an agreement between Washington and Pyongyang, doing it right beats doing it fast.
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.
Resolutions for the Democratic Party in 2019.
Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.