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.
No one should dismiss lightly an agreement that has helped keep the United States and its allies safe for a generation.
America’s center-left resisted his approach to foreign policy—and eventually adopted it as their own.
Stop the surprises or suffer the consequences.
They are trying their best to erode Washington’s rules.
The newly Democratic House of Representatives should hold the administration accountable for its worst foreign-policy instincts.
Far from convincing Tehran to cooperate, new U.S. measures are on track to achieve the exact opposite.
The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.