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.
Unless it changes tack, the administration is about to make bad situations even worse.
Biden should unite allies with a giant “Made in the Free World” project.
The administration insists it can succeed where two U.S. presidents already tried and failed.
The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.
Some policies may be worth keeping, but Trump’s handling of allies and withdrawals from conflict zones are not among them.
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.