State Department Workforce Hopes Tillerson Will Not Sacrifice Mission for Reforms

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets State Department employees after attending a ceremony at the American Foreign Service Association, Washington, May 5, 2017 (AP photo by Jacquelyn Martin).
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets State Department employees after attending a ceremony at the American Foreign Service Association, Washington, May 5, 2017 (AP photo by Jacquelyn Martin).
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been doing real diplomacy lately, from the G-20 summit to his personal mediation mission to the Persian Gulf. At the same time, there’s progress to report on his ambitious project to transform the State Department into a more focused and efficient institution. After a rocky start that saw him either sidelined by the White House or out of step with it on major issues, Tillerson has been looking more and more like a normal secretary of state in recent days. At the G-20 summit and the high-profile bilateral meetings that took place in […]

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