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A State Department In Disarray?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a bilateral at the State Department in Washington, DC on November 30, 2017.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a bilateral at the State Department in Washington, DC on November 30, 2017.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says rumors that the White House plans to replace him soon are “ laughable.”

But questions about Tillerson’s tense relationship with President Trump have also raised concerns about a potential shake-up at the U.S. Department of State at a delicate time.

We get a read on the strength of the State Department under the Trump administration and consider how well-equipped the department is to handle today’s global conflicts — most importantly, the escalating crisis with North Korea.

GUESTS

Thomas Countryman, Former State Department diplomat

James Jeffrey, Distinguished visiting fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Turkey

Michele Kelemen, Diplomatic correspondent, NPR.

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