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’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
Trump’s trade war won’t put Washington on strong footing to compete with Beijing.
The risk of war has risen. But a diplomatic solution remains likely.
Trump’s new Iran sanctions will hurt the United States in the long term.
The United States should be working to help negotiate peace rather than fanning the flames of another failed war.
Trump should dial back the admonishment and offer allies the chance to unite over common purpose.
As the world looks on, it’s up to Washington to demonstrate the strength of its institutions.
One Canadian province has virtually eliminated its vermin—and shows how others can too.