- Aaron David Miller: Rex Tillerson was principled, well-informed, modest and witty in his introduction at State Department
- But he will face a range of challenges in trying to secure influence with President Donald Trump, Miller says
Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President." Miller was a Middle East negotiator in Democratic and Republican administrations. Follow him @aarondmiller2. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Addressing employees at his new home in the State Department's Foggy Bottom headquarters on Thursday, newly-installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sounded anything but foggy.