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Huntsman's experience makes his a good fit for Moscow

Huntsman's experience makes his a good fit for Moscow

By all indications, Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the twice elected governor of Utah, a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and U.S. ambassador to Singapore and to China from 2009 to 20011, will serve as President Donald Trump's envoy to Moscow.

According to foreign policy experts, such as Michael A. McFaul, ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, taking on this diplomatic assignment would be challenging in the best of times, but is more so now, given the questions swirling around the Trump administration and its links to Russia.

Indicative of whether Huntsman is the right choice for this assignment, was the introduction of him as the keynote speaker...

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