Foreign Policy

From Overseas Coverage Journal to Biden Overseas Coverage

Although Foreign Policy magazine has always been non-partisan, it has never been anything but political – in the truest sense of the word. FP seeks to understand the broad spectrum of global political events, from wars to pandemics to elections and intellectual debates. But it also offers views on politics from the perspective of its practitioners – the different perspectives of those who criticize power for having previously exercised it and hope to do so again.

FP's clearest line to overhear political talks was the shadow government. The idea of ​​a “loyal opposition” is strictly defined, a parliamentary concept alien to the United States. However, the forum of the shadow government has hosted the functional equivalent: regardless of which party controls the White House, seasoned policymakers are invited by the opposing side to criticize the decision-making – the priorities, strategies, and tactics – of those in power and devise their own ideological Future. Such articles are published all over the foreign policy website, but Shadow Government, by its design, offers a unique preview of future US governments.

This is never more evident than during a US President transition, when a host of regular writers are translating these conversations from the pages of our magazine into the literal chambers of power in Washington. The Biden government's foreign policy is ultimately determined by the people who make it up – and FP's recent archives offer a unique glimpse into its ideas, concerns and affinities. A selection of articles from incoming Biden officials are shown below.

Meanwhile, the shadow government has completed its transition from a Democratic Party forum to a Republican forum. Now is the time to tune in and understand where current administration may go wrong – and where future administration may go next.

Derek Chollet, Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

"Trump will likely regret his red line in Iran," February 2, 2017

4 Reasons Trump Is Worse Than Nixon for America, March 10, 2017

Why Israel Should Worry About Going To Bed With Trump, December 13, 2017

"The United States should give Saudi Arabia a choice" (with Ilan Golberg) November 30, 2018

Colin Kahl, Undersecretary of State for Defense for Politics

"Can Trump end the war in Syria?" (With Ilan Goldberg and Nicholas Heras) March 29, 2017

"The USA and Turkey are on a collision course in Syria", May 12, 2017

"Trump has nobody but North Korea to blame for himself," July 11, 2018

"Trump is playing with fire in the Middle East," January 4, 2020

Jon Finer, Deputy National Security Advisor

"Trump is already damaging the functionality of the State Department," January 27, 2017

“Sorry, Mr. President. The Obama administration has done nothing like your immigration ban, ”January 30, 2017

"From SEALs to All-Out-War: Why Storming Yemen is a Dangerous Idea", February 9, 2017

Juan S. Gonzalez, Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere (NSC)

"Mass Deportations Won't Make America Safer," Feb.17, 2017

"Trump's Cuba Policy and the Return of the American Bogeyman", June 23, 2017

Kelly Magsamen, Pentagon Chief of Staff

"Afghanistan is now Trump's war," August 21, 2017

"This is what a progressive China policy would look like" (with Melanie Hart), May 10, 2019

Jeffrey Prescott, United Nations Deputy Secretary

"Trump deserves no credit for his disruptive foreign policy," March 14, 2019

"Praise for the Suleimani strike is not based on reality" (with Ned Price), January 13, 2020

Ely Ratner, Special Advisor to the US Secretary of Defense for China

"How to take action against China in six easy steps," March 3, 2017

"The Foreign Ministry leans dangerously towards China," August 24, 2017

Amanda Sloat, Senior Director for European Affairs (NSC)

"Here's a win-win deal for Trump: Cyprus," March 23, 2017

"That means Erdogan's referendum for Turkey, the EU and the USA", April 17, 2017

"The United States and Turkey should fix their relationship – before it's too late," February 14, 2018

“How are the countries opening up again? First-hand reports from around the world ”, May 9, 2020

Jake Sullivan, national security advisor

"The Slippery Slope of Trumps" Whataboutism "", February 7, 2017

"I was Hillary Clinton's Chief Foreign Policy Advisor. And I have a #MeToo Mea Culpa," December 8, 2017

“America needs a new economic philosophy. Foreign Policy Experts Can Help ”(with Jennifer Harris) February 7, 2020

"China Has Two Paths to Global Dominance" (with Hal Brands) May 22, 2020

Ned price, Foreign Ministry spokesman

"Trump's nuclear crisis was of his own accord," 23 August 2017

"Trump should prioritize the safety of American diplomats" (with Samantha Vinograd) January 28, 2019

"Trump is dangerously predictable with China," May 1, 2020

"CIA Recruitment Has Entered the Age of Social Media," June 25, 2020

Kathleen H. Hicks, Deputy Minister of Defense

"Donald Trump doesn't understand the value of US bases overseas," April 7, 2016

Julian Gewirtz, China Director (NSC)

"Xi Jinping faces a tough reality check," August 15, 2018

"China's post-coronavirus aggression is changing Asia" (with Lindsey W. Ford) June 18, 2020

John kerry, special envoy to the climate

"How to Ensure Iran is a Nuclear Non-Proliferator" (with Ernest Moniz), April 27, 2015

“How India and the USA are building a partnership for the 21st century” (with Penny Pritzker), September 24, 2015

Wendy R. Sherman, Deputy State Secretary

"The Total Destruction of US Foreign Policy Under Trump," July 31, 2020

Kurt M. Campbell, Indo-Pacific Coordinator (NSC)

"The Lady and the General", November 26, 2012

Rush Doshi, Senior China Director (NSC)

"Beijing Believes Trump Will Accelerate American Decline," October 12, 2020

Samantha Power, USAID administrator

"Business as Usual at the U.N.", October 23, 2009

Laura Rosenberger, Special Advisor to the President Senior Director for China (NSC)

Career Officials: You Are the Last Line of Defense Against Trump, Jan. 20, 2017

"Can the US-Japanese alliance survive under Trump?" February 9, 2017

Bill Burns, CIA director

"The rules of the brave new cyber world" (with Jared Cohen), February 16, 2017

Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General

"The next phase in the war on terror is here," November 8, 2017

"The next pandemic will happen shortly" (with Vin Gupta), September 28, 2018

David Cohen, Deputy CIA Director

"Trump's politicization of US intelligence services could end in catastrophe" (with Michael Morell and Avril Haines), April 28, 2020

Antony J. Blinken, Foreign Minister

"Bannon's Vision of the World Doesn't Make America Great," Feb. 28, 2017

Avril Haines, Director of the National Intelligence Service

"Dear Senators: Pushing back against Iran, but not at the expense of the nuclear deal" (with Antony J. Blinken, Colin Kahl, Jeffrey Prescott, Jon Finer, Philip H. Gordon and Robert Malley), March 31, 2017

Philip H. Gordon, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President

"Trump's empty threats in North Korea will lead to humiliation or war," October 11, 2017

"Trump's magical thinking about Iranian sanctions will not advance US interests" (with Robert Malley) November 14, 2018

"Trump's support for Haftar will not help Libya" (with Andrew Miller) April 24, 2019

“The annexation will likely go smoothly. The Problems Will Come Later ”(with Robert Malley) July 6, 2020

“The next government needs a plan for de-escalation in the Gulf”, October 22, 2020

Brian P. McKeon, Deputy State Secretary for Administration and Resources

"Trump's" secret plan "to defeat ISIS looks very much like Obama," May 31, 2017

"Neither the US senators nor Trump's team lie about Khashoggi's killing," December 14, 2018

Pete Buttigieg, Secretary for Transport

"Present at the Destruction of Power and Influence of the United States" (with Philip H. Gordon), July 14, 2020

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