Why Tillerson is being shown the door

Mr Rex Tillerson's corporate-style reorganisation of the US State Department has been painted as an act of dismantlement.
Mr Rex Tillerson's corporate-style reorganisation of the US State Department has been painted as an act of dismantlement.

It's no wonder US President Donald Trump no longer needs Mr Rex Tillerson. In little more than a year as Secretary of State, he proved incapable of the deal-making magic his boss sought at the beginning of his administration.

Nowhere was the shortcoming more pronounced than on Russia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'Why Tillerson is being shown the door'. Print Edition | Subscribe