U.S. Needs To Balance Foreign Alliances

State DepartmentActing Commissioner Aaron R. Fichtner delivers the convocation tackle for the Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations.

The purge has left a gaping gap at the heart of US diplomacy: the incoming secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has but to be confirmed and the Trump workforce has not named candidates to fill several ranges of leadership beneath him. Its solely nominations thus far have been ambassadors to China and Israel. All additional nominees to senior posts will take months of security vetting and affirmation.

At the Pentagon and in Foggy Bottom, I noticed firsthand how this distinction in priorities translated into striking variations in useful resource allocation and institutional tradition. At State, despite engaged on an issue that was on the very prime of Secretary of State John Kerry’s agenda—Middle East peace—I needed to walk throughout the corridor simply to use a secure phone to name my White House … Read more

Wave Of State Department Personnel Resign, Are Fired As Tillerson Takes Control

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Serving an inexperienced and erratic president requires Mr. Tillerson to spend time creating a close relationship with the White House. And while Congress seems likely to reject the damaging price range cuts Mr. Trump envisions, it is smart for a new secretary to evaluate whether the department’s construction is the one wanted to answer current challenges.

Meanwhile, press briefings resumed, and a ruffle over not bringing pool reporters on Tillerson’s official aircraft for a go to to Asia was tidied up on the next trip. Media interest outside State and workers consideration inside State to a leaked dissent memo opposing Trump’s so-called Muslim Ban 1.zero fizzled away. In an emailed statement to CBS News, a State Department official defined that the choice … Read more