Give Rex Tillerson a Chance

Mar 15, 2017

Executive Director Will Inboden argues that early critiques of Secretary of State (and UT alumnus) Rex Tillerson are premature. 

Prof. Inboden writes "What the stampede of naysayers seems to miss is that Tillerson inherited an unusually difficult hand upon taking office, and is focused first on taking needful steps to strengthen that hand." Drawing from his own experience working at the State Department, Prof. Inboden counters "in his first weeks on the job Tillerson has been doing exactly what wisdom and prudence would counsel — diligently learning his new department and position, preparing assiduously for the tasks at hand, assessing the political and policy landscapes, and avoiding unnecessary risks and mistakes."

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