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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department on November 20, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rex Tillerson Is Underrated

A revisionist assessment of the Trump administration’s beleaguered Secretary of State.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before  a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Oct. 30, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Tillerson’s Bungled State Department Reforms

There's growing concern on the Hill that the secretary of state is mangling American diplomacy.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves a briefing on North Korea at the State Department on Aug. 22, 2017 (Brendan Smialowski   /AFP/Getty Images)

State Department Scraps Sanctions Office

The Trump administration was three weeks late on a Russia sanctions deadline. But it’s killed the office that coordinates them.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Qatar on Oct. 23 — one leg of a trip to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, India, and Switzerland.

Tillerson’s Views on India Defy Trump’s Incoherent Foreign Policy

Ahead of his trip to Delhi, the secretary of state articulated a clear vision for the U.S. relationship with India. Let’s hope it was not an anomaly.

Tillerson and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyan Jaishankar, meet in Washington, D.C. in March 2017 (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Tillerson Knocks China, Courts India Ahead of South Asia Trip

Tough words for “One Belt, One Road” and praise for a deepening defense partnership.

US President Donald Trump listen as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (out of frame) speaks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 11, 2017, after North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile, the first since Donald Trump became US president. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Needs a Diplomatic Surge for North Korea

The White House’s policy of maximum pressure is having precisely the wrong effect.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves a closed briefing at the U.S. Capitol with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee August 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee was briefed on 'The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective.
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Where’s Rex?

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley steps in as America’s de facto diplomat-in-chief.

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 28:  President Donald Trump speaks at the NRA-ILA's Leadership Forum at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention is the largest annual gathering for the NRA's more than 5 million members. Trump is the first president to address the annual meetings since Ronald Reagan.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Is Trump Changing the Executive Branch Forever?

When the president doesn’t even speak for his own White House, it is not business as usual.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (R) walk down the West Wing Colonnade prior to a statement by US President George W. Bush on the situation between Georgia and Russia in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 13, 2008. Russia must respect Georgia's territorial sovereignty, US President George W. Bush said Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Condoleezza Rice and Bob Gates Should Apologize for Endorsing Rex Tillerson

Too many Republicans these days are convincing themselves that private handwringing or wincing is an adequate response.

US President Donald Trump (L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wait for a meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and others in the Cabinet Room of the White House June 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

What Trump and Tillerson Get Wrong About Democracy Promotion

Washington’s commitment to spreading freedom isn’t just good for the world – it’s good for America.

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Tillerson Weighs Latin America Expert for Top State Department Post

While most other top State Department positions still sit empty.

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