Tony Walker is a Vice Chancellor's Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the School of Communications at La Trobe University. He is a former Political Editor, Washington Correspondent and International Editor for The Australian Financial Review. He has also served as Middle East Correspondent, Beijing Bureau Chief and North America correspondent for the Financial Times. He is a dual Walkley Award winner for commentary.
Marshalling an international force to turn back the illegal invasion of Kuwait proved the high point of his career.
Most attention since Tillerson emerged as favorite for State has focused on his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
James Mattis has nothing in his record to suggest he is a crude partisan.