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 giving in on aid, Washington just lost its leverage in Cairo.
Here’s what other countries can do to stop him.
U.S.-Russia relations have reached a generational low—but there’s still room for cooperation to avert a wider war in the Middle East.
The president's pivot to "strategic impatience" has made an already difficult task substantially more so.
When the U.S. and Russian presidents meet in Helsinki, the biggest risk won't be on everyone's radar.
Trump must stick to his word and tell Russia to stop violating a critical cease-fire.
An emboldened Putin is ready to seize the opportunities Trump has given him.
The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.