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.
A political program that does not envision statehood for the Palestinians could reverse the Gulf Arab states’ tentative warming toward Israel.
The White House’s fantasy proposal is bound to fail.
The U.S. foreign-policy establishment shouldn’t balk at pledges to roll back national security commitments.
Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.
Trump’s trade war won’t put Washington on strong footing to compete with Beijing.
The risk of war has risen. But a diplomatic solution remains likely.
Growing evidence suggests the U.S. president is traveling a path toward war—whether he knows it or not.
The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.
Jugaad once symbolized immense potential, but the endless shortcuts are now holding the country back.