Is Tillerson a Timely Choice?

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The announcement of Rex Tillerson as Trump’s pick for secretary of state has led many to ask whether an oil executive is capable of advancing America’s foreign policy interests. Although the Trump transition team didn’t likely foresee… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump Reportedly Considering Every Living American for Secretary of State

by Derek Davison Donald Trump is still adding names to his list of potential secretaries of state. After reports earlier in the week suggested that the race was down to two finalists, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and… Continue Reading  

Chaos Reigns Over Trump Transition, Defense Secretary Pick

by Derek Davison President-elect Donald Trump’s transition appeared to collapse into chaos on Tuesday, as infighting among his top advisers led to more turnover and slow progress on completing basic requirements. Trump’s transition team endured its second major shakeup in… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Appointments

by Robert E. Hunter As President Obama assembles his new national security team, all eyes are on the four top jobs. These choices obviously matter, to ensure effective US diplomacy (Secretary of State); relevant but reduced military power (Secretary of… Continue Reading  

For a Republican SecState

I’m pleased that President Obama is reportedly enlarging his list of possible candidates for senior national-security posts to Republicans, notably former Sen. Chuck Hagel, as reported by Josh Rogin, the Cable Guy, on yesterday. As has been pointed out by… Continue Reading