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.
Resolutions for the Democratic Party in 2019.
An honorable public servant leaves behind a messy legacy.
But the White House’s spin tactics are not doing it any favors.
America’s center-left resisted his approach to foreign policy—and eventually adopted it as their own.
Stop the surprises or suffer the consequences.
The United States is missing an opportunity to keep Russia in line.
Much of the world has turned a blind eye to Beijing’s abuses. Washington cannot remain silent in the face of an elaborate campaign of repression and religious discrimination.
Despite inequality, debt, and a tariff war, the U.S. economy is still the strongest.
Forget the Middle East—it’s time to prepare for attacks from the former Soviet Union.