Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rex Tillerson, from a Corporate Oil Sovereign to the State Department

Steve Coll, (December 11, 2016); see also.

Tillerson image from article, with caption: ExxonMobil’s Rex Tillerson, the expected nominee for Secretary of State, has forged close ties with Vladimir Putin and the head of Russia’s state oil company.

The news that President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Rex Tillerson, the chairman and chief executive of ExxonMobil, as his Secretary of State is astonishing on many levels. As an exercise of public diplomacy, it will certainly confirm the assumption of many people around the world that American power is best understood as a raw, neocolonial exercise in securing resources. ...

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