Christopher A. Preble
In his less than ten weeks on the job as secretary of state, Rex
Tillerson has found himself subjected to almost daily criticism.
Vladimir Putin initially refusing to meet with him. In the end, the two
men did meet, but made little headway. During a meeting with
European foreign ministers, he wondered aloud, “Why should U.S.
taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” A week earlier, his
terse, twenty-three-word statement following another North Korea
missile test earlier this week reportedly left people “baffled.”
His uncertain and infrequent interactions with State Department
personnel, explains a recent Washington Post profile, have
“created growing bewilderment among foreign officials who are
struggling to understand where …read more
Source: Cato Institute