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.
They are trying their best to erode Washington’s rules.
Far from convincing Tehran to cooperate, new U.S. measures are on track to achieve the exact opposite.
The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.
Trump is pushing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict toward a one-state solution.
Here’s how Washington and Brussels can come to a compromise.
The president’s views don’t seem to line up with those of his team.
The question of a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland is complicated. The White House shouldn’t treat it as a vanity project.
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.