Exxon Claims Gov't Fines For Russian Sanctions Violations 'Fundamentally Unfair'

Energy | Chris White

‘Trying to retroactively enforce a new interpretation’

Exxon Fined $2 Million For Violating Russia Sanctions While Tillerson Was CEO

US | James Burton
ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson speaks at ExxonMobil annual shareholders meeting in 2008 (Photo by Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

‘ExxonMobil’s senior-most executives knew…’

Tillerson Pares State Department Bureaucracy

National Security | Will Racke
(PHOTO: deepadesigns/Shutterstock)

An unnecessary proliferation of special envoys and offices

Tillerson Considers Closure Of State Department War Crimes Office

National Security | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks at a 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report ceremony at the U.S. State Department June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored "eight men and women from around the world whose efforts have made a lasting impact on the fight against modern slavery". (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Employee-led redesign initiative’

Trump Certifies Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Agreement

National Security | Will Racke
Mohammad J. Zarif, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, walks past UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres at U.N. Headquarters. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Says Tehran is violating ‘spirit’ of deal

“Unprecedented” State Department Cuts – Oh, Dear!

Opinion | Faith Whittlesey
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks to the employees at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas )

‘Nothing bad will happen. Indeed, some good things might ensue’

The Gulf Crisis Threatening Anti-ISIS Operations May Have Been An Inside Job

National Security | Will Racke
The Saudi foreign ministry had said earlier that it had received Qatar's response to a 13-point list of demands issued on June 22 -- which include Doha ending support for the Muslim Brotherhood and closing broadcaster Al-Jazeera -- and would respond "at the right time". (PHOTO: Getty Images/AFP/Khaled ELFIQI)

The UAE denied responsibility for the hacks

Tillerson On US Government: 'Not A Highly Disciplined Organization'

Politics | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) escorts Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (L) prior to a scheduled meeting at the State Department June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Tillerson and Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani were expected to discuss a range of bilateral issues during their meeting. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Decision-making is fragmented’

Beijing Pushes Back Hard As World Mourns The Death Of Chinese Dissident

World | Ryan Pickrell
A protester holds an image of to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo outside of the Chinese Embassy in Oslo December 9, 2010. The Nobel Peace Prize panel on Thursday defended its award to jailed dissident Liu as based on "universal values", rejecting Beijing's accusation that it is trying force Western ideas on China. The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to Liu Xiaobo on Friday. REUTERS/Toby Melville

China tells a different story as the West remembers his fight for liberty and democracy

Retired Generals Urge Trump To Maintain Iran Nuclear Deal

National Security | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Joint Chief Chairman Joseph Dunford attend a security dialogue meeting with members of the Chinese government at the State Department, on June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘We applaud all parties to the deal’

Tillerson Signs Anti-Terrorism Deal With Qatar

National Security | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers a statement regarding Qatar at the State Department, June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Tillerson called on Mideast countries to ease the blockade on Qatar. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

‘Interrupt and disable terror financing flows’

Enviro-Group Freaks Out After Rex Tillerson Accepts Award From Oil Industry

Energy | Chris White
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a speech during the opening ceremony of the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, July 9, 2017.

‘He has no idea how to be the United States’ chief diplomat’

Tillerson Kicks Off Middle East Tour To Defuse Persian Gulf Crisis

World | Will Racke
Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met in Mexico City Thursday with Mexican ministers who expressed "concern and irritation" over Trump's combative stance on trade and migration ties with Mexico. (PHOTO: Getty Images/CARLOS BARRIA)

‘Hash out a different strategy’

US Threatens Trade With China As North Korea Tests New Missiles

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier keeps watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

US still expects China to solve the North Korea problem

McCain Slams Tillerson For Suggesting Russians May Have Right Approach To Syria

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Senator John McCain is interviewed during the 2017 "Congress of Tomorrow" Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

‘I agonized over voting for or against Tillerson’

Tillerson: Russia Must 'Take The First Steps' To Peace In Ukraine

National Security | Will Racke
Fighters of Ukrainian volunteers Donbas battalion take a break as they take part in military drills not far southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, on April 1, 2015. PHOTO: Getty Images/AFP/ ANATOLII STEPANOV)

‘A powerful signal of US support’

Tillerson On North Korean Pressure Campaign: 'If This Fails, We Don't Have Many Good Options Left'

National Security | Alex Pfeiffer
The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July 5 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘We have not given up hope’

A Way Out For Qatar

Opinion | Bruce Majors

Qatar needs to shut down its ties to terrorist groups.