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President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, listens to a question during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Oval Office on Monday. Tillerson, when asked Sunday whether Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., represented American values, said that "the president speaks for himself." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Are Trump's Foreign Policy Stumbles First-Year Growing Pains Or A Reason For Worry?

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets President Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt in Jerusalem on June 21. Handout/Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Anatoly Antonov smiles at an October 2016 briefing at Russia's Defense Ministry in Moscow. Antonov is "able to shift in a nanosecond from warmly charming to caustically sarcastic," says a former U.S. defense official. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Moscow's Likely New Ambassador To U.S.: 'Tough' And 'Not That Easy To Work With'

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits for the start of a meeting last month at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Tillerson is scheduled to travel to Russia on Tuesday, in what promises to be a difficult round of talks after the U.S. missile strike in Syria last week. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak arrives before President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sessions Revelations Put 'Quiet, Behind-The-Scenes' Russian Envoy In Spotlight

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Longtime diplomat Daniel Fried, shown here at a meeting in Seoul in 2016, told colleagues at his retirement party on Friday he's "learned never to underestimate the possibility of change." Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Germany last week and heads to Mexico this week, amid growing questions about how much influence he has in the White House. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

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Copies of local Chinese magazines at a news stand in Shanghai on Nov. 14, almost a week after Donald Trump was elected president. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mount Paektu, which sits on the border with China, is known in North Korea as the "sacred mountain of revolution" and considered the legendary birthplace of Kim Jong Il and Korean culture. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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North Korean Volcano Provides Rare Chance For Scientific Collaboration

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New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (from left) gives a tour of the World Trade Center site to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and New York Gov. George Pataki a week after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Dealings With U.N. Diplomats, Mayor Giuliani Pulled No Punches

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U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, a former Montana senator, recently became the first American envoy to China to visit all of the country's provinces. "We Americans have an obligation to come to China, to learn more about China," he tells NPR. "Why? Because with each passing day, it's going to be more and more in our future." Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Envoy: China Will Be 'More And More In Our Future'

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U.S. envoy Bernard Aronson speaks at the State Department in Washingon on Feb. 20, 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry said Aronson announced that Aronson would be the special envoy to Colombia, where he helped negotiate an end to that country's 52-year war. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

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