Friday, March 10, 2017

How Would Jon Huntsman Fare as Trump's Ambassador to Russia?

Damien Sharkov,

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From Beijing to Moscow via Salt Lake City,  is 
 is tipped to become President Donald Trump’s ambassador to RussiaThe former Utah governor is regarded as a genial and capable diplomat by experts and former colleagues, though a question mark hangs above the matter of just what the policy chain of command above him will look like, specifically on Russia. ...

In Russia, the U.S. ambassador is frequently subject to much media exposure and, due to the state-dominated nature of the media sector, often the target of ridicule. This, coupled with the increasingly assertive way in which the Kremlin has handled both foreign and domestic policy, makes the demand for public diplomacy on the embassy’s end quite high. ...

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