Russian President Vladimir Putin and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, now US secretary of state-designate, at the signing ceremony for an agreement with Russia’s Rosneft, at the Black Sea port of Tuapse, southern Russia, in 2012. Photo: AP

With Exxon Mobil boss Tillerson as top US diplomat, Trump’s new approach is ready to roll

Jesse Friedlander says the seasoned businessman appears set to be a formidable negotiator who will shake up the Washington establishment, with his close ties to Putin and a focus on economics and trade over politics

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, now US secretary of state-designate, at the signing ceremony for an agreement with Russia’s Rosneft, at the Black Sea port of Tuapse, southern Russia, in 2012. Photo: AP
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