Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rex Tillerson”

Continued NATO Expansion Doesn’t Serve U.S. Interests

Tillerson is wrong when he says that it is in our interest to bring Montenegro into NATO.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Tillerson’s Perception Problem

Tillerson is creating the impression that he doesn’t really know what he’s doing and isn’t seeking guidance from the career officials who would be able to help him learn.

Posted March 20th, 2017

Tillerson Submits to the Gutting of the State Department

Tillerson appears to have no desire to make the case for the department that he now heads.

Posted March 16th, 2017

Report: Elliott Abrams Will Be Deputy Secretary of State

Bolton won’t be getting the job after all, but in his place will be someone with an equally awful foreign policy record and similarly warped judgment.

Posted February 4th, 2017

Rubio’s Grandstanding on Tillerson

Rubio’s grandstanding about “moral clarity” is all the more absurd when we remember that he has long been a supporter of the disgraceful U.S.-backed war on Yemen.

Posted January 23rd, 2017

Another Pointless Provocation of China

Whatever Tillerson’s reason for making these comments might be, it risks worsening relations with China without gaining the U.S. anything.

Posted January 12th, 2017

Tillerson’s Underwhelming Performance

If Tillerson thinks the U.S. should have armed Ukraine in 2014, that doesn’t reflect well on his judgment.

Posted January 11th, 2017

Thoughts on Tillerson’s Opening Statement

Tillerson’s prepared remarks include several worrisome statements.

Posted January 11th, 2017

Questions for Tillerson

It is a worrisome sign that so many of the people responsible for one of the worst foreign policy records in modern U.S. history are satisfied with his selection.

Posted December 21st, 2016

The Bolton Test

Nominating Bolton to be Tillerson’s deputy would be a huge mistake.

Posted December 15th, 2016

How Trump Chose Tillerson

Tillerson seems to be preferable to the other candidates, but it is worth remembering that he was chosen almost by chance.

Posted December 14th, 2016

Report: Trump Chooses Tillerson for State and Picks Bolton as His Deputy

The fact that Bolton is receiving a top job anywhere in the administration is an indictment of Trump’s judgment.

Posted December 10th, 2016