Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia Journalism School, Author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Now that the chairman of ExxonMobil has become the Secretary of State Steve Coll is in a unique position to interpret how he may influence events worldwide.
Coll has written that many executives of ExxonMobil regarded the State Department with disdain. "They regarded the State Department as generally unhelpful, a bureaucracy of liberal career diplomats who were biased against oil and incompetent when it came to sensitive and complex oil-deal negotiations," he wrote in The New Yorker last December.
His analysis of recent events and Rex Tillerson's handling of U.S. policy will be interesting and thought provoking.