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.
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.
An honorable public servant leaves behind a messy legacy.
But the White House’s spin tactics are not doing it any favors.
No one but autocrats wants to buy what he has to sell.
No one should dismiss lightly an agreement that has helped keep the United States and its allies safe for a generation.
Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.