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.
The Western Hemisphere needs a more ambitious agenda.
The risks of a summit remain high. But diplomacy works.
The United States is pursuing a worst-of-both-worlds mix of hawkish confrontation and strategic retrenchment.
Rather than speaking out against Putin, the U.S. president is playing into Moscow’s hands.
U.S. policy in the Middle East is being guided by Trump's doctrine of incoherent chaos. And it's only getting worse.
Instead, the United States should pursue a holistic, long-term strategy.
The Iran nuclear accord contains lessons for talks with North Korea.
Family reunification for refugees is no longer a given. But keeping relatives apart hurts host countries as well as newcomers.