Success and failure of Rex Tillerson

What was the biggest success if anything, and what the biggest failure of  Rex Tillerson in the office? Could Mike Pompeo be an improvement over Tillerson? Read few comments.

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit:

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Trump-Kim Jong-un summit: How did we reach this point?

It is pretty shocking twist of events as President Trump and NK leader Kim Jong-un are going to meet. In your opinion, how did we reach this point and wat do you expect from this? Read few comments.
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Trade wars?: What does Trump’s decision on tariffs mean?

With President Donald Trump’s tariffs are we approaching something we could call trade wars and what kind of political sense does this Trump proposal make as it is going to hit also allies, is this a manifestation of America First? Read few comments.

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Are Jared Kushner’s problems with his security clearance a big deal?

According to WaPo Mr. Kushner’s foreign contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage amid Kushner’s security clearance is downgraded. In your opinion, how big deal is this? Read few comments.
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Russian operation in divided America

After indictment of 13 Russians President Donald Trump (I would say predictably) tweeted there was no collusion and no impact on elections result. But if you look at Mueller investigation and other available info, and of course, it is still an incomplete picture, what do you see, a successful Russian intelligence operation that was based on exploiting divisiveness of American society and politics? And what are the lessons learned? Read few comments.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Credit:

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A window of opportunity for talks between North Korea and the US?

VPOTUS Mike Pence said that during conversations with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, the U.S. and SK had agreed on terms for “further engagement” with the North. Such an engagement would be conducted first by the South Koreans and “potentially” with the U.S. shortly thereafter. How do you read this statement, do you see any potential window of opportunity for diplomatic talks between North Korea and the US? Read few comments.

US Vice President Mike Pence meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Credit:

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Nunes memo represents the triumph of loyalty over competence

How do you read this situation about David Nunes memo, who might benefit from this? Some observers claimed it is a pretty extraordinary as FBI stated that they have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy. Read few comments. (I have asked my question before Nunes memo was released).

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