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March 13, 2018

Donald Trump
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is Fired

CFR's Stephen Sestanovich and Paul Stares join James M. Lindsay to discuss Rex Tillerson's firing and other planned personnel changes within the Trump administration.

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June 27, 2012

Fossil Fuels
CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Rex W. Tillerson

ALAN MURRAY: Thank you. I want to welcome everyone to today's CFR meeting, which is part of the CEO Speaker Series. I also want to remind you to completely turn off -- not just put on vibrate, but c…

March 13, 2018

U.S. State Department
Tillerson, Pompeo, and the State of State

Mike Pompeo inherits a marginalized State Department, undermined by several grievous mistakes from Rex Tillerson. 

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson boards his plane to depart at the end of a five-country swing through Africa from Abuja, Nigeria, March 12, 2018.

March 6, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Low Expectations for Secretary Tillerson’s Trip to Africa

Rex Tillerson will make his first trip to Africa as Secretary of State between March 6 and March 13. He will visit five of Africa’s fifty-four countries—Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria.

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November 15, 2017

Southeast Asia
Tillerson’s Visit to Naypyidaw: Some Quick Thoughts

During his meeting today (Myanmar time) with senior Myanmar leaders including the head of the military and de factor civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson struck som…

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August 30, 2017

U.S. State Department
Secretary Tillerson to End Special Envoy to the Sudans

According to U.S. media, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will abolish the position of special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. The envoy’s functions will return to the Bureau of African Affairs, alo…

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October 18, 2017

India
Tillerson on India: Partners in a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific"

This morning Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson delivered a speech on India to frame his visit to the country next week. Tillerson has offered formal speeches infrequently, and has been less visible…

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives to deliver remarks on Relationship with India for the Next Century at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

December 16, 2016

China
Tillerson and the South China Sea, Cashless in India, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea ties. While Tillerson’s relationship with Russia has attr…

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March 7, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Trump's Africa Policy Taking Shape With Tillerson's Trip

The secretary of state is by far the most senior member of the Trump administration to visit Africa, naturally raising the possibility of a reset in the administration’s approach to the continent.

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November 9, 2018

China
Selling U.S. China Policy

Vice President Mike Pence’s October 4 speech on China, which many commentators have referred to as the administration’s defining China moment, was a leaden litany of Chinese vices and a hyped-up asse…

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