This is Foreign Policy’s forum for Republican policymakers and experts to analyze U.S. foreign policy under the Biden administration. FP’s Shadow Government channel dates back to 2008, switching between Democratic and Republican critiques of the sitting U.S. administration. In 2021, with a Democratic administration in the White House, Shadow Government is an insider’s guide to the debate among Republicans over the future of their party’s national security policies.
The administration insists it can succeed where two U.S. presidents already tried and failed.
Some policies may be worth keeping, but Trump’s handling of allies and withdrawals from conflict zones are not among them.
Five former officials from the Trump and George W. Bush administrations share their foreign-policy advice for the new team.
Biden’s nominees will face trouble in the Senate unless they prove they learned the lessons of the failed 2015 nuclear agreement.
If China is seeking a reset of relations, it has a strange way of showing it.
FP’s preemptive preview of the coming administration.
Republicans should start off on the right foot as we transition into the opposition.
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.