December 05, 2020

Why Trump firing Tillerson is bad news for North Korea policy

With a DPRK-U.S. summit on the horizon, the State Department finds itself without a leader

Which would you rather have: a moderate Secretary of State with little influence – or a hardline Secretary of State with considerable influence?

Your answer to that question will likely determine how you feel about the news that U.S. President Donald Trump has dismissed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, to be replaced – assuming all goes well in the confirmation process – by current CIA Director and former Republican congressman Mike Pompeo.