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.
The Trump administration looked small and inconsequential on the international stage.
Instead of closing resettlement offices and blocking the entry of people from war-ravaged countries, the United States should maintain its historical commitments.
Opponents of the nuclear agreement have distorted the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Foreign-policy veterans on what to hope for and fear in Trump's second year.
The New START treaty is the only part of the U.S.-Russia relationship that still works — and it might soon lapse.
The secretary of state has held on for a year, but it’s too late for his tenure to end well.
The United States should stay and fight, not cut and run.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, solutions to many of the world’s toughest problems already exist—you just need to know where to look for them.
Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?
Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.
There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.