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 U.S. foreign-policy establishment shouldn’t balk at pledges to roll back national security commitments.
Trump’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.
Growing evidence suggests the U.S. president is traveling a path toward war—whether he knows it or not.
Tightening the failed embargo will push Havana into the arms of Beijing and Moscow.
Trump’s new Iran sanctions will hurt the United States in the long term.
The United States should be working to help negotiate peace rather than fanning the flames of another failed war.
One Canadian province has virtually eliminated its vermin—and shows how others can too.