Tillerson Decries ‘Mean-Spirited’ D.C. in Farewell Address
Tillerson gave a four-minute farewell speech to State Department employees. His legacy will last much longer.
The U.S. Alliance With Turkey Is Worth Preserving
Ankara is a difficult friend. That doesn't mean the United States should cut it loose.
As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson Didn’t Follow the Script for Success
Don’t hate the player — hate the game.
Tillerson’s Exit Could Doom the Iran Nuclear Deal
The accord's survival was already tenuous. But after Trump's Cabinet shakeup, it's likely to end.
A Requiem for Rex’s Redesign
Rex Tillerson's biggest failure — his disastrous bid to reorganize the State Department — can't be blamed on anyone else.
Mike Pompeo Earned His Promotion
He had a strong record at the CIA. But will Trump let him succeed at the State Department?
The Clock Is Already Ticking on Mike Pompeo
The new secretary of state corrects for his predecessor's weaknesses — but will soon face the same problems.
Rex Tillerson Proved CEOs Are DOA in Washington
The secretary of state's rocky tenure showed why politics should stop head-hunting business leaders.
Tillerson Out, Mike Pompeo to State
Rex Tillerson seemed to be a dead man walking for months. Now the former ExxonMobil boss is out as America’s top diplomat.
Trump Eyes Retired Diplomat for Top Africa Envoy Role
The decision comes as Tillerson departs on his first tour of the continent as secretary of state.
The State Department Needs Rehab
American diplomacy is losing its battle with the Trump administration — but it can still win the war.
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring
There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.
A Year Later, Tillerson Rolls Back ‘Self Inflicted Wound’
The secretary of state’s freeze on hiring diplomats’ family members at understaffed embassies is ending, but it left resentment in its wake.
There’s No Happy Ending for Rex Tillerson
The secretary of state has held on for a year, but it’s too late for his tenure to end well.
Trump’s Disingenuous Support for Iranian Protestors Has Backfired
A selective approach to human rights is even more harmful than “America first.”
U.N. Human Rights Chief to Leave, Citing ‘Appalling’ Climate for Advocacy
Zeid Ra'ad Hussein worries the global retreat from human rights makes his job untenable.
Tillerson Backtracks on Overture to North Korea, Slams China and Russia
"North Korea must earn its way back to the table," Tillerson told U.N.
North Korea Had Spurned Talks With U.S. Due to Trump’s Latest Sanctions
Despite months of secret contacts, North Korea has been playing hard to get back to the negotiating table – even as Rex Tillerson reaches out again.