Diary from Trumpland

Demise of diplomacy

Print edition : May 26, 2017

Rex Tillerson, United States Secretary of State, and Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AP

President Donald Trump. The mercurial President does not make things easy for his Secretary of State, who runs a department in which over 200 crucial posts remain vacant. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Dioplomacy as an instrument of statecraft is fast losing relevance in the United States as the U.S. military continues to take over most of the functions of the State Department.
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